[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[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]

 

[Adapted from website:] Kayhan Newspaper

[Date:] 18 Shahrivar 1391 [8 September 2012]

 

Baha’ism Is Not a Religion

Kayhan Research Centre is proud to have published several books to expose the role of the perverse Baha’i sect [in] the advancement of the colonial and imperialist projects in Iran during the Pahlavi era and the prosperous period of the Islamic Revolution, and has presented them for the study and critique of the public, elites, seminary thinkers and academics.

The book, “The Role of Baha’ism in the Emergence and Continuation of the Pahlavi Regime” by the esteemed researcher Maryam Sadeghipari, and which from now on will be presented for the study of the knowledgeable readers of this newspaper on this page, is expected to be published by Kayhan Publications in the near future.

Kayhan Research Centre is ready to receive comments and critiques in this regard, as well as any news or information about the activities of the perverse Baha’i sect, in order to expose the horrible face of this sect as much as possible.

To understand the Baha’i faith, it is better to first understand its nature and then answer the questions, What is the Baha’i faith? Is the Baha’i faith a religion or a sect?

There are several sects in the Islamic world. What distinguishes Islamic from non-Islamic sects is the belief in monotheism and the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Therefore, considering the Baha’is’ denial of the eternal nature of the religion of the Prophet of Islam, it can be said that the Baha’is have nothing to do with Islam and are not an Islamic sect.

Baha’ism is a sect that is derived from the Babi religion, which itself originated from the Sheikhi doctrine. The founder of the Baha’i sect was Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri, known as Baha’u’llah. He was a 28-year-old man living in Tehran at the time of when Ali Muhammad Shirazi claimed to be the Bab [the Gate to the Promised One of Islam] on [5] Jumada al-Awwal 1260 AH. [23 May 1844].

Following the claim of the Bab, Mulla Husayn Bushru’i became one of his followers. After Baha’u’llah, his son, Abbas Effendi (Abdu’l-Baha) and later on, Shoghi Effendi (the grandson of Abdu’l-Baha) succeeded him and led the Baha’i faith.

With Shoghi [Effendi’s] death and the absence of a successor, a centre called the House of Justice, which was established during Shoghi [Effendi’s] leadership, became responsible for guiding Baha’is. From this time on, the Baha’i system of governance, that was established on an individual basis, took over the leadership of the Baha’is. From this time on, the Baha’i system of governance, transformed from an individually governed system to a party organization whose management is under the supervision of nine main members.