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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]

 

[Adopted from website:] Mashregh News

[Date:] 3 Shahrivar 1389 [25 August 2010]

 

Exhibition of the Hojjatieh Society in Karaj

Members of the Hojjatieh Society, in continuation of their propaganda and cultural activities in the direction of [achieving] their goals, have recently set up an exhibition called “The Way of Truth”, in Karaj.

According to the cultural reporter of Mashregh [News], “This exhibition was set up in coordination with Heyat (B) and the cooperation of the [interest-free loans] Gharz Al-Hasna Institute (M) and exhibited booths such as “Salam”, “The Road to Happiness”, “Emergence”, “A Kind Father”, and a Book Fair, for five days.

In the pavilion of “The Road of Happiness”, while emphasising the selection of the last person from amongst the Navvab [4 Deputies or Gates, who served as messengers between the community and the Hojjat-Allah al-Mahdi] by the “Imam of the time”, may God hasten His emergence, He [the Imam] says, “During My absence, there are no Deputies on earth and all the existing Deputies are pure lies.” This is a kind of attempt to create doubt and reject the position of Velayat-e Faqih [Guardianship of the Islamic Jurists].

In the book exhibition booth, works focusing on Baha’ism, Wahhabism and Imam al-Zaman [Imam of the Time] (may God Hasten His emergence), by Mehdi Tehrani. from Publications (A) are sold.

Meanwhile, the Gharz Al-Hasna Institute has stated that it is unaware of the activities under the auspices of the Hojjatieh Society and its goals.