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[Adapted from website:] Tasnim News Agency

[Date:] 25 Azar 1392 [16 December 2013]


A Three-Volume Collection of Research on Baha’ism on the Way to the Publishing Market

Tasnim News Agency – Ghasemi, a researcher in religious sciences and a poet of the Holy Family (AS) said, “I have long since completed the work of writing a three-volume collection on the subject of Baha’ism, and I must write an introduction for it and submit it to the publisher.”

Vahid Ghasemi, a poet, narrator of [stories about] the Holy Family (AS), and a researcher of religious sciences, in announcing this news, said, “The book on Baha’ism begins in the form of three volumes with the emergence of Wahhabism, and examines the reasons for its growth and success in some historical periods. In later sections of this work, I analysed the Baha’ism debate in the context of its history, [and] discussed the study of the growth and development of Baha’ism during the Pahlavi period and how Baha’ism was able to spread during this time.

This poet and researcher on Baha’ism, among other topics of this book, goes on to discuss what the Baha’is have done in our history, the sabotage they committed during the Islamic Republic, and the role they played in the 1388 [2009] sedition.

In the end, he said, “Fortunately, there has been a lot of work done in the field of Baha’ism and some of it is significant, but the problem we have in the field of books is not the issue of publishing the work, it is the issue of distributing books. Most distributors of written works like to distribute and disseminate popular books and do not pay much attention to research works.