[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 web site:] Centre for Management of Women's [Sisters'] Seminaries

[Date:] 12 Dey 1395 [1 January 2017]

 

Holding the Course “Introduction, Criticism and Study of the Deviant Baha’i Sect”

The mid-term course, “Introduction, Criticism and Study of the Deviant Baha’i Sect” was held at Bonab’s Seminary for Muslim Sisters.

According to the news in the website of the [Seminary for Muslim Sisters], in this workshop, Hojjatol-Islam Ali-Reza Rouzbehai, a lecturer at the seminary and the university, announced the duration of this course as 140 hours over 10 weeks (two days a week). He said, “Participants who succeed in completing this course with a suitable grade will be awarded the official Certificate of Instructor Training on Criticism of Deviant Sects, and the holders of this [certificate] can cooperate in the research and scientific projects of that Centre.

He added, “Another advantage of this course is its specialization, in such a way that all the topics related to the different dimensions of the perverse Baha’i sect are presented by experienced and prominent lecturers of the country and at the end of each [session], a research topic is considered for the learners.”

The seminary lecturer added, “So far, the topics of ’Sectarianism’, ‘the Baha’i Sect Philosophy’, and ‘Contexts of the Emergence and Spread of the Perverse Baha’i Sect’ have been taught by Hojjatol-Islam Abdol-Ghader Homayoun, and ‘History, Branches and Beliefs of Sheikhism’ by Hojjatol-Islam Seyyed Hadi seyyed Vakili.

It is worth mentioning that this course will continue until the end of Farvardin next year [April 2017].