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[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

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

 

[Newspaper:] Kayhan-e Havaei

[Date:] 2 Shahrivar 1373 - 24 August 1994

[Issue No.:] 1095

 

Affiliation of Nimrouz Journal to the Perverse Baha’i Sect Made Public

Tehran - Kayhan-e Havaei Political Service - 29 Mordad [20 August]

Nimrouz Journal, which is published in London, in an article called “My Qurratu’l- ‘Ayn: The Essence of Grace,” under the pretext of supporting “Taslimeh Nasrin”, the anti-religion writer from Bangladesh, admired Qurratu’l-‘Ayn, the first Babi woman and the promoter of women’s emancipation in Iran, and in this manner made public its affiliation to the perverse Baha’i sect.

In this article, which was written by Mohammad ‘Asemi, and is published in edition number 272 of Nimrouz, while he has supported Taslimeh Nasrin’s insults to Islam and Muslims, writes about Qurratu’l-‘Ayn [in this way]: “Tahereh, Qurratu’l-‘Ayn, was a poetess, writer and a lecturer, who was familiar with literature, Shari’a jurisprudence, and Islamic theology and interpretations, and she was an extremely courageous woman.”

‘Asemi, in continuation of his article — misinterpreting the general ideology of “Za’imod-Dawleh”, writes that Mirza Mihdi Khan Za’imod-Dawleh, in his book called, “Meftaho-l- Abvab”, when speaking about Qurratu’l-‘Ayn, admires her and writes that “Qurratu’l-‘Ayn was a woman who, contrary to prevailing customs and traditions of her time, unveiled herself in front of men, and she entered into discussions with clergy and debated with learned men”.

It must be mentioned that the correct name of the book is “Meftah-e Babol-Abvab”, which investigates the happenings of the Qajar era in Iran and explains the reaction of the Babis to the incident of Qurratu’l-‘Ayn’s unveiling and the negative reaction [observed] to this action, which led to their threatening Qurratu’l-‘Ayn with death.

According to this book, the commotion of the removal of the veil finally ended with the collusion between Qurratu’l-‘Ayn and Mohammad Ali Barforoushi [Quddus], who was the leader of Babis in Badasht, a place near Shahroud.

This collusion, for quieting the riot of the Babis, is so famous that, in the Baha’i books, including the “History of Martyrs of the Cause” and the “Incidents of Tehran”, written by Mohammad Ali Malak Khosravi, it has been discussed...