[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:] Khabar Online

[Date:] 4 Khordad 1391 [24 May 2012]

 

Blog - Jafarian, Rasoul

Social Crises and the Emergence of Superstitions in the First Half of the Thirteenth Century AH

This is an important question, as to why, in the first half of the thirteenth century AH, during the period of turmoil in Iran, several deviant sects, such as Akhbarism, Sheikhism and Baha’ism emerged. What was it about this period that made it so? ...

The emergence of new sects in the first half of the thirteenth century, from Akhbari, Sheikhi and Kashfi, until the emergence of Babism and Baha’ism, all within three decades, are examples of this degeneration and want of transformation. The pretext for this emergence is usually the use of some kind of religious differences, but just as the transformation began, it even got out of the hands of the early leaders and opened the way to meet the true or false needs of society...