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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Adapted from website:] Iranian University Students News

[Date:] 3 Bahman 1395 [22 January 2017]

 

A Book That Answers All Your Questions About the Perverse Baha’i Sect

Some of the material in this book is being published for the first time. For example, the contents of Chapters 1 and 11 (Sheikh Ahmad Ahsai and Tahereh Qurratu’l-Ayn) are among the topics that have been less extensively covered in other books.

Iranian University Students News – The book “Sheikhism and Babism in Iran”, by Mehdi Nour-Mohammadi, has reached its third edition.

According to the correspondent of Iranian University Students News, this book, which is arranged in 551 pages, has 12 chapters: Sheikh Ahmad Ahsai, Shahid Saless, Seyyed Kazem Rashti, Sheikhism after Seyyed Kazem, Seyyed Ali-Muhammad Bab, The Bab’s Works and Teachings, Revolt at the Fortress of Tabarsi, Darabi Sedition, Babis Revolt In Zanjan, the Massacres of Babis, Qurratu’l-Ayn, and Babis after the Bab.

After the twelfth chapter, at the end of the book, 56 photographs and documents have been published, including the photographs and signatures of Sheikh Ahmad Ahsai, Seyyed Kazem Rashti, Seyyed Ali-Muhammad Bab, Tahereh Qurratu’l-Ayn and the photograph of Qurratu’l-Ayn’s father’s house in Qazvin, the field of Badasht, the garden of Ilkhani (the place where Qurratu’l-Ayn was killed) and the place where Babis killed Shahid Saless.

Given that the Sheikhi and Babi sects are the prelude to the formation of the Baha’i sect, from these two sects, the critique and rejection of Baha’ism have been discussed more, and not many comprehensive books have been published on this subject. In the present book, this shortcoming is compensated for, and the way that the Sheikhi and Babi sects came into being is dealt with independently. One of the features of this historical research work is the use of unpublished documents and sources, which has added to its attractiveness.

Some of the material in this book is published for the first time. For example, the contents of Chapters 1 and 11 (Sheikh Ahmad Ahsai and Tahereh Qurratu’l-Ayn) are among the topics that have been less extensively covered in other books.

The third edition of “Sheikhism and Babism in Iran”, which is one of the most complete and comprehensive sources on the Sheikhi and Babi sects, is available to book lovers in all bookstores.

Sales Centre: Tahouri Bookstore, in front of the University of Tehran.

Dissemination Centre: Tehran, Enghelab St., Gendarmerie Martyrs Street, between Fakhr Razi and Daneshgah St., No. 63, 5th Floor, Negah Publications, Phone 66975712