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Why We Need Bahai Awareness?
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  Why We Need Bahai Awareness?

Dear readers, I welcome you to Bahai Awareness. This page has been set up to make Muslims as well as Bahais aware of the Bahai Faith; and hence the  name. I believe the average Bahai has very poor insight in his own religion. This is not good, as one must accept one's faith only after some serious introspection; even the Bahais would support this contention. This site seeks to bridge that void and hopefully lead to a more aware Bahai community.

My endeavour through my articles, is to explode some very disturbing myths about the Bahai Faith. I have made an attempt to use only authentic Bahai sources/references in my articles. This will hopefully cast aside aspersions that the skeptics may entertain about the credibility of my articles. All my claims are made on the basis of these sources.

My only request to all Bahais is to read my articles with a certain degree of objectivity. It is understandable if my site leaves a very sour taste in the mouth, however this must not prevent a Bahai from accepting the truth. I have always maintained, a little sourness now is better than eternal sourness later. The Bahais if they are convinced by the material on my site should acknowledge the reality. My site is an invitation towards truth and righteousness. It is a proclamation towards light from darkness. Through my articles, I have tried to exhaust all proofs on the Bahais.

I am open to any kind of debate or discussion with the Bahais. I request the Bahais to first refer to the sources I have mentioned in my articles. If there is any problem with these sources/references, I will most willingly make the necessary changes. From my experience, I have seen Bahais generally do not have access to their original scriptures in Persian and Arabic. Most Bahais have never seen the original 'Iqan' and 'Aqdas' or even the 'Bayan'. Their knowledge of their faith stems from translated versions of these books. I, on the other hand, have quoted purely from these original scriptures that are available with me. I have used the translations only for cross references. At places I have also used Islamic sources drawn from the Quran and Sunnat to make a point. This is necessary as the Bahai Faith claims to abrogate Islam and I have tested that contention through the Quran and Sunnat.

I beseech Allah and His Prophet, Hazrat Mohammed Mustafa (pbuh), that I may achieve what I have set out to accomplish. What my readers see on this website has been made possible only with the help of Allah. I myself am incapable and unworthy of performing such a monumental task.

Readers who can contribute to this effort by sending me articles on the topics I have broached on my website are most welcome to do so. I look forward to your suggestions and recommendations to make this endeavour more effective.

"All praises are for Allah"

Written by: IMRAN SHAYKH

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Baha’ism : Origin, History and it's Doctrine
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One of the groups associated with Islam which catches the attention of most Westerners is that known as Bahaism, due to their catchy yet evasive principle of peace and the unity of humanity.  In reality, Bahaism is a sect which, according to Islam, is outside its fold due to its various beliefs which oppose the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah, as will become clear upon the most basic analysis of its tenets.

Origin

The Bahai movement evolved out of a millenarian sect before it, called the Babis, both in Iran, who emerged in a period of great millenarian expectations, for the year 1844 was to mark the 1000th anniversary of the disappearance of the twelfth Imam famed by the Shi’a.  Thus they can be regarded as an offshoot of the Imamiyyah branch of the Shi’a, the majority Shi’a sect found today and also adopted as the state religion of Iran. This sect, or cult, was founded by one Sayyid ‘Ali Muhammad Shirazi (1819-50), who became known as the Bab, or “Gate.” He earned this label because his followers saw him as the “Gate of the Hidden Imam,” although they later regarded him as the “Gate of God”, the Hidden Imam (leader) himself,[1]  who was expected to bring an end to Islamic law and usher in a new cycle of prophets and traditions.

Shirazi was arrested in 1845, and then executed in 1850 because of the violent revolts staged by his fanatic followers, and the movement was as violently persecuted by the authorities.  Before he died, he prophesied that a messianic figure would soon come and would be called “Him whom God shall make manifest.” One of the Shirazi’s followers who was exiled during the rounds of persecution was Mirza Husayn ‘Ali Nuri, and in 1864 he proclaimed himself to be the prophet foretold by the Shirazi.  Most Babis were either killed, started following Nuri (later known as Bahai’s), or simply went to some other religion.  Those who remained Babis followed the leader of the time, Subh-i Azal, and their holy book, the Bayan (Declaration).  Today there are perhaps only a few hundred Azalis left, scattered around Iran.  It was the followers of Mirza Husayn ‘Ali Nuri who would later evolve into the Bahai faith.

History

Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri was converted as a young man to the teachings of the Bab.  In 1852 he was thrown into Tehran prison during the first wave of persecution against the Babis for their plot to kill the Shah of Iran, Nasiruddin Shah.  On his release, in January 1853, he went to Baghdad where he became the de facto head of the Babi community there.  In 1863 he proclaimed himself to be the messiah foretold by the Bab.  Such was his influence that the Ottoman authorities decided to move him from Baghdad to Istanbul, and from there to Edirne (in Turkey).  Those who followed his claim became known as Bahai’s, while those who rejected it remained Babis.  In 1868 Nuri and many followers were exiled to Acre in Palestine where he was imprisoned for nine years in the fortress in Acre.  Shortly after his release he went to live in Bahji, near Haifa, now in Israel, where he remained until his death in 1892.

On the death of Baha’ullah, the movement came under the leadership of his eldest son ‘Abbas Effendi (1844-1921), who acquired the title ‘Abd al-Baha (“servant of the glory of God”).  After a spell in prison under the Ottoman Turks, he undertook three missionary journeys: to Egypt (1910), to Europe (1911), and to the United States and Europe (1912-1913).  Lecturing to large audiences, he both consolidated Bahaism in these parts of the world and systematized his father’s teachings.  ‘Abbas Effendi was succeeded by his grandson, Shoghi Effendi (1897-1957), who directed his energies into developing the Bahai communities in Europe and North America.  Under his leadership, the Bahai community came to be organized within a system based on local and national assemblies.  When he died in 1957, he left no heirs, and the movement’s organization was placed under the jurisdiction of a body known as the Council of the Hands of the Cause.  In 1962, the International House of Justice was established in Haifa as their headquarters..  This body is reelected every five years.  Today, there are Bahai communities in most countries of the world.  It is estimated that there are between 3 and 4 million Bahai’s in the world today.  The largest Bahai community is in India with about 1 million members.  In Iran, the Bahai’s remain the largest minority group with about 300,000 adherents.

Symbols

Bahai’s believe that God’s greatest name is Baha (glory, splendor).  The name is used by Bahai’s when they are addressing one another, and is often found on rings or wall hangings.  A second expression, Ya Baha’ul–-Abha (O Thou the Glory of the All-Glorious), is represented in the form of calligraphy.  The number ‘9’ is regarded as possessing important mystical properties and is sometimes used as a motif in decoration.  The Bahai place of worship is called in Arabic the mashriq al-adhkar (which means the “place where the uttering of the name of God arises at dawn”).  The mashriq is a nine sided building in keeping with the mystical qualities of the number ‘9’.

Footnotes:

[1](http://philtar.ucsm.ac.uk/encyclopedia/islam/shia/babi.html)

Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs )
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Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs )

 

What is the Bahai Faith?

Who is Bahaullah?

Who is the Bab?

What is the relationship of the Bahaullah to Bab?

What is the relationship of the Bahai Faith to Islam?

Are there any sects or branches of the Bahai Faith?

Who is the leader of the Bahai Faith today?

Then, what is the Universal House of Justice?

Where is the Universal House of Justice located?

 

What is the Bahai Faith?

The Bahai Faith (founder: Mirza Hussain Ali Noori, Bahaullah) was born out the Babi Faith (founder: Mirza Ali Mohammed Shirazi, The Bab) in Iran in the nineteenth century. The brainchild of Russia, the Babi and the Bahai Faiths were nurtured by the British government to curb the growing influence of Islam. Currently, the headquarters of the Bahai Faith is in Israel. [ Read More ]

 

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Who is Bahaullah?

Mirza Hussain Ali Noori, Bahaullah (1817-1892) is the founder of the Bahai Faith. His position within the Faith is unclear. He first claimed to be the successor to the Bab, then announced he brought a new religion abrogating Bab's religion, and finally declared he was God Himself. [ Read More ]

 

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Who is the Bab?

Mirza Ali Mohammed Shirazi, The Bab (1819-1850), largely considered by the Bahais as the forerunner of the Bahai Faith, was the founder of the Babi Faith. In the various claims made by him in his lifetime, Bab claimed to be the Gate (Bab) of the hidden Imam, then the hidden Imam, and finally God Himself. It is interesting to note that in recent times, the Bahais have elevated the Bab to the rank of an independent Prophet, while the Bab never claimed any such position. [ Read More ]

 

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What is the relationship of the Bahaullah to Bab?

Bahaullah was a follower of Bab, but was not amongst his early and ardent followers. In fact, Bahaullah was not one of the 19 special companions of Bab called the Letters of Living. Bab had nominated Bahaullah's brother Mirza Yahya (Subhe Azal) his successor and not Bahaullah. However, Bahaullah disregarded Subhe Azal and claimed Prophethood for himself. Subhe Azal did not recognize Bahaullah as a prophet. [ Read More ]

 

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What is the relationship of the Bahai Faith to Islam?

The Bahai Faith has no relation to Islam. In fact, the only relationship it has is that it was formulated to create sedition amongst the Muslims and curb the growing influence of Islam. The Bahais are universally accepted to be outside the fold of Islam due to their polytheistic beliefs, denial of finality of Prophethood of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh), rejection of the Day of Judgment and other such beliefs. All Muslims scholars, irrespective of their denomination, have disassociated Bahaism from Islam. [ Read More ]

 

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Are there any sects or branches of the Bahai Faith?

Bahais have been fragmented into divisions at the death of every leader. The more known groups being the followers of:

1. The Universal House of Justice,

2. The Orthodox Bahais,

3. Tarbiyat Bahai community,

4. The Remey Society,

5. and many more...

 

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Who is the leader of the Bahai Faith today?

This really depends on which Bahai sect you follow (refer to the question on Bahai sects). The Bahai Faith has been designated to be led by a Guardian. Shoghi Effendi, the first guardian of the Bahai Faith, died in 1957 without any children or appointing the next Guardian. Since then the Bahais do not have any leader.

 

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Then, what is the Universal House of Justice?

Since the leadership issue cannot go unanswered, one of the Bahai sects has made makeshift arrangements of appointing a council of 9 members, called the Universal House of Justice, to lead them.

 

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Where is the Universal House of Justice located?

The Universal House of Justice is located in Haifa, Israel. The Bahai Faith is a state religion in Israel - a country dominated, managed and run by Jews, who are widely considered as the greatest enemies of Islam. Incidentally, the Bahais, despite their claims of forming a Universal Religion, are not permitted to teach the Bahai Faith to the Jews of Israel.

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 Dr. Mohammed Alam Qurayshi

 

The opinion of Muslim scholars about the Bahai Faith and its adherents
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The opinion of Muslim scholars about the Bahai Faith and its adherents        

Dr. Mohammed Alam Qurayshi

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to meet up with and discuss with Muslim scholars about the Bahai Faith and to benefit from their views about it. At the same time, I have met many people, who harbour doubts about the Faith and its connection with Islam. Are Bahais Muslims? Is it permissble to marry a Bahai? What are their beliefs? These are amongst the most common questions raised by ordinary Muslims about the Bahai Faith.

 

The process of study about the Faith and its history is an ongoing one on www.thebahaitruth.com. However some of the questions raised have to be answered through the medium of Islamic law - the Shariah. Hence I thought it best to bring forth some of the judgements (fatwas) of learned Islamic scholars on this matter. This is what they have to say.

 

" The prominent Muslim scholar, Sheikh Muhammad Iqbal Nadvi, Imam of Calgary Mosque, Alberta, Canada, and Former Professor at King Saud University, Riyad, Saudi Arabia, states the following:

"The Baha'is are not considered to be under the category of "Muslims", and they even declare themselves to be followers of another religion. Therefore, it is not allowed to get married to a Baha'i woman or man or to share inheritance with them. The reason is that the founder of the Baha'i faith, Bahullah, considers himself to be a Prophet, and the book he wrote was considered by him as a divinely revealed one."

 

" As regards the Baha'i sect and their faith and dogmas, Sheikh `Atiyyah Saqr, former head of Al-Azhar Fatwa Committee, issued the following fatwa:

"Whosoever converts from Islam to Baha'iyyah is an apostate; his/her marriage will be invalid, even if he is married to a Baha'i just like himself."

 

" The respected Mufti Ebrahim Desai states,

"A person who believes in the Bahai faith leaves the fold of Islam."

(Fatawa Mahmoodiya vol.16 pg.66)

 

The above compilation of fatwas is only indicative and not exhaustive. However they are sufficient to establish that:

The Bahai Faith is a separate movement which has not connection whatsoever with Islam.

If a Muslim accepts the Bahai Faith, he is considered to have given up Islam and is thus an apostate in the eyes of other Muslims.

Marrying a Bahai or giving one's son/daughter or brother/sister in marriage to a Bahai is not permitted. If he is already married to a Bahai, his marriage is void.

 

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 Dr. Mohammed Alam Qurayshi

 

The Finality of Messengership with Prophethood
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The Finality of Messengership with Prophethood         

Dr. Mohammed Alam Qurayshi

The Holy Quran clearly declares:

"Mohammed (pbuh) is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the seal (last) of the Prophets. And God is Aware of everything."

(Ref: The Chapter of Ahzab, verse 40)

 

The above verse unequivocally announces the end of divine prophethood and messengership.

 

However, the Bahais misinterpret the above verse to suggest that Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) was the last of the Prophets, but the line of Messengers would continue.

 

Firstly, let me point out that this another Bahai misinterpretation of Quran. All Muslims scholars irrespective of their sect, unanimously agree that every Apostle (Rasul) is necessarily a Prophet (Nabi), while every Prophet need not be a Messenger.

 

Pay attention to the citation from Tafseer-e-Jalaluddin, commentary of Surah Hajj: Verse No 52; Kashshaf Vol 12, p 165, Baizavi Vol 14, p 57,

 

The Holy Quran has used the words 'Prophet' and 'Messenger' with different meanings, but this does not affect the meaning of 'the last Prophet (khatamun Nabiyyeen).' A Prophet is the one to whom God sends revelation, based on which he is informed about the unseen world, notwithstanding whether he is responsible for conveying it or not. Also, he may follow an existing Book or Shariat or be a bearer of another Shariat.

 

However, a Messenger is the one who in addition to possessing news from revelation is the possessor of at least one of the 3 below-mentioned characteristics:

He is responsible for conveying to the people the news that has been revealed to him.

He holds an independent Shariat and is not a follower of the Shariat of another Apostle.

He is sent with a divine Book

 

On the basis of this it can be said that an Apostle possesses some characteristics which are not necessarily required for a Prophet. Thus, on the basis of logic whoever is an Messenger has to be a Prophet, whereas a Prophet need not be an Apostle. Just like, all men are human beings, but all human beings are not men. All Messengers are Prophets but all Prophets are not messengers. This idea is supported by traditions as well.

 

Janabe Abu Zar inquired from the Prophet of Islam (pbuh), 'How many Prophets were sent?' The Prophet (pbuh) replied, '1,24,000.' Abu Zar asked, 'Of them how many were Messengers?' The Prophet (pbuh) replied, 313.'

 

Proofs to this effect are many. To conclude let me present those traditions from the Prophet (pbuh) himself wherein he declares that he is the last Apostle sent by Allah.

 

The Prophet of Allah (pbuh) affirmed: "The chain of Messengers and Prophets has come to an end. There shall be no Messenger nor Prophet after me."

(Ref: Tirmidhi, Kitab-ur-Rouya Babu Zahab-un- Nubuwwa, Musnad Ahmad, Marwiyat-Anas bin Malik)

 

The Holy Prophet (pbuh) prophesized: And there will arise thirty imposters in my community and each one of them will pronounce to the world that he is a prophet. But I am the last in the line of the Prophets of God and no Apostle will come after me."

(Ref: Abu Dawud, Kitab-ul-Fitan)

 

The Holy Prophet (pbuh) was aware that people would use baseless arguments to fraudulently claim Messengership and therefore, he made this information common amongst the people.

 

Abu Dawud in 'Kitab-ul-Malahim' has recorded another tradition reported by Abu Huraira on the same subject. Tirmidhi has also recorded these two traditions as reported by Hazrat Thauban and Hazrat Abu Huraira. The text of the second tradition runs thus - "It will come to this that thirty imposters will arise and each one of them will put forth his claim to be the Apostle of God."

 

The above tradition indicates that after the Holy Prophet of Islam (pbuh), we will have individuals who will claim to be an Apostle, but in reality he will not be sent by Allah. Having said that, we are grateful to the Holy Prophet (pbuh) who warned us of their falseness of these so called "prophets" and "messengers"so that we would not fall victim to their deceit.

 

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 Dr. Mohammed Alam Qurayshi

 

The Dictionary Meaning of the Word 'Khatam-al-Nabiyyin'
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The Dictionary Meaning of the Word 'Khatam-al-Nabiyyin'

Dr. Mohammed Alam Qurayshi

The word "Khatam" has been the object of much discussion especially in the interpretation of its usage in the context of "Khatam-al-Nabiyyin" (The Holy Quran, Chapter of Ahzab, verse 40).

 

It is the belief of all Muslims that "Khatam-al-Nabiyyin" stands for the finality of Prophethood with a clear implication that the prophethood has been culminated and finalized in Muhammad (p.b.u.h). It is not only the context that supports this interpretation but also the lexicography. The purpose of this treatise is to explore the dictionary meaning of the word and to arrive at a rationale explanation of its usage.

 

The Dictionary meaning of Khatam

According to Arabic lexicon and linguistic usage "Khatam" means to affix a seal; to close; to come to an end, and to carry something to its ultimate end. Here are some examples to support the above statement.

"Khatam-al-Amal" is equivalent to "Faragha min al-'Amali" which means, "to get over with the task."

 

"Khatam-al-Kitab" conveys the meaning "The letter has been enclosed and sealed so that it is finally secured."

 

"Khatama-'Ala-al-Qalb" means "The heart has been sealed so that it cannot perceive anything new nor can it forswear what it has already imbibed."

 

"Khitamu-Kulle-Mashrubin" implies "the final taste that is left in the mouth when the drink is over."

 

"Khitamu-kulle-shayin 'Aqibatuhu wa Akhiratuhu" means "The end in the case of everything denotes its doom and ultimate finish."

 

"Khatm-ul-Shaii Balagha Akhirahu" conveys the sense; "To end a thing or it means to carry it to its ultimate limit."

 

The term "Khatam-i-Qur'an" is used in the similar sense and the closing verses of Quranic Chapters are referred to as "Khawatim".

 

"Khatim-ul-Qaum Akhirhuum" means "The last man in the tribe."

(Refer to Lisan-ul-'Arab, Qamus and Aqrab-ul- Muwarid).

 

It is for this reason that all linguists and commentators agree that "Khatam-al-Nabiyyin" means 'The Last in the line of Prophets.' The word "Khatam" in its dictionary meaning and linguistic usage does not refer to the post office stamp that is affixed on the outgoing mail. Its literal meaning is the "seal" which is affixed on the envelope to secure its contents.

 

We have referred to three lexicons here, yet the elucidation of this point is not confined to these works alone. All authoritative dictionaries of the Arabic language interpret the word "Khatam" in the sense explained above.

 

Opponents misrepresent the word and its meaning

However the deniers of the Finality of Prophethood in their endeavor to make an assault on the religion of Islam argue that if we refer to someone as "Last of the Poets" or "Last of the Jurists" or "Last of the Commentators", we do not necessarily mean that no poet, jurist or commentator will come after them. Rather we only mean to say that all excellence of their act has been concentrated in such men. The actual position, however, is that when we do use these exaggerated epithets for someone we do not thereby replace or remove the original meaning of the word "Last". It is preposterous to assume that by its metaphorical use to refer to the excellence or perfection of a man, the word "Last" loses its original or real significance which is "Final". Such an assumption can only be accepted by a person who lacks elementary knowledge of the rules of grammar. There is no grammatical principle in any language by which the metaphorical meaning of a word may be taken as its real or original meaning. Besides, the metaphorical meaning in no case replaces or obliterates the real and basic meaning of the word.

The Finality of Prophethood - The View from Traditions
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The Finality of Prophethood  - The View from Traditions     

Dr. Mohammed Alam Qurayshi

The Holy Quran and the Sunnah (customs and practices) of the Holy Prophet of Islam (p.b.u.h) enjoy the highest position in the religion of Islam. All matters regarding beliefs such as the Unity of God and the Day of Resurrection or actions such prayers and fasting are derived solely from these two sources. Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) himself says, "I am leaving behind two weighty things - the book of Allah (Quran) and my Sunnah. If you remain with these two you shall never be deviated." Any belief that is claimed to be Islamic must necessarily be viewed in the light of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah to establish its veracity.

 

Our discussion in this article pertains to the finality of the prophethood of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) of Islam. This belief which forms the foundation of the religion of every Muslim man and woman needs to be discussed too in consideration of the Holy Quran and the traditions of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h).

 

The Holy Quran clearly declares :

"Mohammed (p.b.u.h) is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the seal (last) of the Prophets. And God is Aware of everything."

Ref: The Chapter of Ahzab, verse 40

 

This verse clearly and decisively clarifies the stand of Quran regarding the belief of completion of the chain of divinely appointed prophets. The verse is sufficient to understand that Allah ordained the appointment of Prophet Mohammed (p.b.u.h) as the last prophet.

 

This verse provides a clear and decisive reply to hypocrites and all the conspiracies hatched against Islam. I have already discussed this verse and such other verses in my article "Finality of Prophethood from the Holy Quran"

 

Let us now look at those traditions that have been mentioned in books on this topic. We have classified the traditions available on this subject into different types for better understanding.

 

Traditions which mention that Hazrat Mohammed (p.b.u.h) is the last prophet

The Holy Prophet of Islam (p.b.u.h) affirmed: "My position in relation to the prophets who came before me can be explained by the following example: A man erected a building and adorned it with great beauty, but he left an empty niche in the corner where just one brick was missing. People looked around the building and marveled at its beauty, but wondered why a brick was missing from that niche. I am like that one missing brick and I am the last in the line of the Prophets."

Ref: Bukhari, Kitab-ul-Manaqib

 

Four traditions relating to this subject are recorded in Muslim, Kitab-ul-Fada'il, Babu Khatimin-Nabiyyin. The tradition in the latter contains the following additional sentence. "So I came and by me the line of Prophets has ended."

 

The same tradition has been reported in Tirmidhi, Kitab-ul-Manaqib, Bab-Fadlin Nabi and Kitab-Adab, Bab-ul-Amthal. In Musnad Abu Dawud Tayalisi, this tradition has been incorporated among other traditions reported by Jabir bin Abdullah, and its last sentence reads, "It is in me that line of Prophets came to its final end."

 

The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) observed: "God has bestowed upon me six favors, which the former Prophets did not enjoy:

I have been endowed with the gift of perfect speech.

I was granted victory owing to my awe.

The spoils of war were made lawful unto me.

The whole earth has been made the place of worship for me and it has become the means of purification for me also. In other words, in my religion, offering of prayers is not confined to certain specified places of worship. Prayers can be offered at any place over the earth. And in case water is not available it is lawful for my people to perform ablutions with earth (Tayammum) and to cleanse themselves with the soil if water for bathing is scarce.

I have been sent by Allah to carry His Divine message to the whole world.

And the line of prophets has come to its final end in me.

Ref: Muslim, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah

 

Finality of prophethood from the Holy Quran
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Finality of prophethood from the Holy Quran

Dr. Mohammed Alam Qurayshi

It is the firm belief of all Muslims, irrespective of the sect they belong to, that the Holy Quran is the last and final message of Almighty Allah revealed upon His last Prophet Hazrat Mohammed (p.b.u.h). After this divine message no other message is to come till the day of Judgment. This book is the fountain of knowledge and a lantern of guidance forever. Everything is present in it.

 

Allah the Alimighty has introduced Quran as the fountainhead (source) of all knowledges. We can refer to some of the verses of the Quran itself wherein the superiority of the Quran has been emphasized.

 

"Nothing have We omitted from the Book, and they (all) shall be gathered to their Lord in the end."

(Chapter of An'am, verse 38)

 

"...nor anything fresh or dry (green or withered), but is (inscribed) in a Record Clear (to those who can read)."

(Chapter of An'am, verse 59)

 

"..and We have sent down to thee the Book explaining all things"

(Chapter of Nahl, verse 89)

 

The above verses are suffiently clear to prove that Allah has explained everything in the Quran.

 

From the point of view of traditions, the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) says about its superiority: "The superiority of the Quran over other writings is like the superiority of Allah over His creatures."

(Ref: Sahih Al-Tirmizi)

 

One can derive the following conclusions from this seemingly simple tradition.

The tradition clearly indicates that there has never come a book better than the Holy Quran and will never ever come till the end of this World. The tradition emphasizes the importance of Quran over other books just as Allah the Almighty enjoys superiority over His creatures.

 

The superiority of Allah is such that there is no comparison between Allah and His creatures. In the same manner, the pre-eminence of the Holy Quran over other books - both worldly and divine is incomparable.

 

The magnificence of Allah over His creatures transcends time. Allah was, is and will continue to enjoy this superiority over His creatures till the end of time. In the same manner, the supremacy of the Holy Quran transcends time - it will continue to enjoy its domination over all books - past, present and future till the end of time.

 

It is noteworthy that despite the presence of the past books, Allah chose the Holy Quran as His final revelation and chose the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) as the dispenser of this revelation. Thus, the tradition not only highlights the importance of the Holy Quran, but also underlines the finality of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) - just as no revelation would be required after the Holy Quran, no prophet would be required after the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h)

 

Quran introduces itself in its own words

The Holy Quran introduces itself as follows:

"This is the Scripture whereof there is no doubt. A guidance unto those who fear Allah, believe in the Unseen, are steadfast in prayer, give charity from what We have provided for them, and believe in the Revelation sent to you (O Mohammed) and before you, and (in their hearts) have the assurance of the Hereafter. They are on (true) guidance, from their Lord, and it is these who shall be successful."

(The Holy Quran, Chapter of Baqarah, verses 2-5)

 

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The Holy Quran: The Final Message  

Dr. Mohammed Alam Qurayshi

Allah (swt) sent Prophets to guide mankind to His path. He revealed to them books with His commandments. The Torah (The Last Testament) was revealed to Prophet Moses, the Injeel (Bible) to Prophet Jesus (pbuh). The Holy Quran is His last testament to mankind, and a living miracle of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh).

 

The Bahais declare that the Bab abrogated the Holy Quran with his revelation - The Bayan, while Bahaullah's Aqdas abrogated the Bayan. What does the Quran say on this issue? Let us find out.

 

Islam is the last religion Allah the Almighty revealed in the 3rd verse of Chapter Maidah of the Holy Quran,

"This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion."

 

The religion of Islam is perfect and complete and so is the Quran. The Quran contains everything.

 

At another place, in the chapter of Nahl, verse 89 Allah declares:

"… and We have sent down to thee the Book explaining all things, a guide, mercy, and glad tidings to Muslims."

 

Yet again, we are reminded in the chapter of Anaam, verse 89

" … Nothing have We omitted from the Book, and they (all) shall be gathered to their Lord in the end."

 

The above verses point out to the fact that the divine message is complete and perfect.

 

Interestingly, the Bab died leaving the Bayan incomplete (both Arabic and Persian were incomplete). It was for this reason that Subhe Azal (the successor appointed by Bab), was commanded by the Bab in his will to complete it and establish their claims. Does the Bahai God need patch up work to be done to His Message? Do the Bahais want to say that Bab's enemies were more powerful than God, that they did not let God even complete His religion? Is the Bahai God impotent? With no Bab, Bahaullah and his all works are fraudulent.

 

Secondly, the Bayan was abrogated within 10 years. What was the need for the Bahai God to send a new revelation so soon even when the Bayan's edicts were not known to its adherents? Also the Bahais claim that the writings of the Bab are "lost".

 

This aspect is ironical - one one hand the Babi revelation claims to have abroagted Islam, a religion that was in force for more than 1,200 years (at the time of the Bab and still going strong today) and at the same time, neither was the dispensation complete, nor did it reach the hands of its followers, nor did it last more than 10 years!

 

Let me draw your attention to another aspect of Bayan and Aqdas. Bayan was written in Arabic and Persian both, while Aqdas was in Arabic. While all Prophets have brought the divine message in their native languages (Torah and Bible were in Hebrew, the Quran in Arabic), what prompted the two to write their books in erroneous Arabic? Does not Allah declare in the Holy Quran, You will NEVER find a change in the system of God?

 

There are so many deviations in Babi and Bahai religions that one cannot help but conclude that they are not of divine origin; that Bab's and Bahaullah's message did not come from God. Simply put, the Message of God for this era is still the Holy Quran - God's last testament to mankind.

 

Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) in his last sermon had prophecised that after him, religion would be altered. In his Khutbatul Wida (his Last Sermon), he warned his commuity thus, "So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone. People, no prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will be born. Reason well therefore, O people, and understand the words which I convey to you."

(Ref: Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Masnad-e-Hambal)

 

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Bahaullah: Prophet or God?        

Dr. Mohammed Alam Qurayshi

The Bahais present the personality of Bahaullah in a uniquely flexible manner. Depending upon the faith of the person who is addressed, Bahaullah could be either a prophet, or the promised messiah, or even God Almighty.

 

One can understand this logic if it came from the followers of Bahaullah and put it down to their enthusiasm for the Faith or rather their desperation to ensure the growth in their ranks. However, we see that the person in question, Bahaullah, himself appears confused as to his role in this world. At different points in time, Bahaullah made each of these claims.

 

The objective of this article is to primarily highlight this factual element of history. To be honest, the claims of Bahaullah just cannot be put down to something as simple as confusion. The seemingly logical graduation in the intensity of his claims and his self-induced ascension points to the fact that as he grew in power, and as the number of his followers increased, so did his claims. Here is a mentally disturbed individual who simply lusted for power and stopped at nothing to achieve it.

 

This thirst for power was not limited to Bahaullah only. In fact a large number of Babis, including the brother of Bahaullah also made various claims for themselves.

 

It is unfortunate that in today's world the common Bahai is unaware of these facts. This article is a sincere attempt to bring out the true personality of Bahaullah. I have brought here irrefutable references to support my article at every stage and I invite reader feedback on the same.

 

The claims of Bab and his followers

Prior to reading the claims made by Bahaullah, let me remind you that, in his lifetime, the Bab too made numerous claims for himself. I have enumerated these in my article on The Babi Faith: Its Origin and History

Initially he claimed to be the 'Bab' (Gate) of Mahdi

He claimed to be Mahdi himself

He also claimed to be the incarnation of the Prophet Mohammed

Finally he claimed to be God Almighty.

 

The followers of the Bab accepted each of these claims as they were issued. Not only this, after witnessing their leader making tall claims for himself without reasonable or sufficient proofs, they began making tall claims for themselves also. Thus a series of claimants rose, among the Babis on a first-come-first-serve basis. Those who made claims earlier than the others could stake their claims to better and lucrative positions whereas the late comers had to be satisfied with what was left. Unfortunately, no two persons staked the same claim.

 

Here we present some of the claimants and their respective claims.

Mulla Husain Bushrui, the first person to accept the Bab called himself 'Bab-ul-Bab' (Gate of the Gate).

Haji Mohammed Ali claimed to be the incarnation of Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h).

Qurratul Ayn, Tahera Qazvini claimed to be the incarnation of Fatemah, the daughter of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h).

(Ref: Nuqtatul Qaaf by Mirza Jani, Page 14)

Bab had predicted the advent of 'Man Yozherohullah' (The One whom God will manifest) in Bayan (Persian), chapter 17. Originally this title was conferred upon Mirza Yahya Nuri 'Subh-e-Azal', the younger brother of Mirza Husain Ali 'Bahaullah. However the first person who staked his claim for this very title was Mirza Asadullah, a staunch Babi. Those who supported Mirza Asadullah in his claims were known as 'Al-Hamdis'. However Mirza could not defend his claim for long. The servants of Bahaullah, and on his very orders ruthlessly murdered him. According to Count Gobisnow, the Babis tied a rope around the neck of Mirza Asadullah's legs, and drowned him in the river Tigris in Iraq. However a more specific version can be found in Episode of the Bab on page 362 which says, "On the orders of Bahaullah, his servant Mirza Mohammed Mazandarani murdered Mirza Asadullah."

Who is the true Man Yozherohullah -He Who Allah Shall Manifest'?
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Who is the true Man Yozherohullah -

'He Who Allah Shall Manifest'?  

Dr. Mohammed Alam Qurayshi

The theory of the Manifestation of God - a strange theory quite alien to the Islamic world was concocted by the Bab and refined and supported by Bahaullah. According to this theory, the Divine Being would continue to manifest Himself in the form of religious preachers time and again. And each manifestation would be more complete and perfect than the previous one. This would be due to the changing requirements of humanity. Thus Jesus (p.b.u.h) appeared after Moses (p.b.u.h), and Mohammed (p.b.u.h) after Jesus. Bab came after Hazrat Mohammed (p.b.u.h), and each time the Divine Will returned "with increased strength and fuller utterance." Hence all prophets were Manifestations of God and after the Bab, Bahaullah was the next Manifestation of God.

 

Firstly, it must be clarified that the tenets of Islam are opposed to the Manifestation of God in any manner. It is untenable for a religion that prohibits idol worship in any manner to ascribe or subscribe to a theory of Manifestation. Prophets were prophets, meant to convey the word of God and were in no shape, form or manner the Manifestations of God.

 

This article aims to critically analyze this Bahai theory in order to see if stands the test of logic and reason and also whether it is supported by Babi and Bahai writings. An objective reading will convince you otherwise. The greatest proof that the Bahais have of Bahaullah's prophet hood is this very title of "He Whom Allah Shall Manifest." They claim that this title belongs to Bahaullah. Even Bahaullah claimed thus. However the following article will demonstrate that both were absolutely wrong.

 

At the outset, Bahai writings compare Adam (p.b.u.h) to an embryo and the Bab to a boy of 12 years, there being a gap of twelve thousand years between Adam (p.b.u.h) and the Bab.

 

Understanding this concept rationally

There was a gap of 600 years between Jesus (p.b.u.h) and Hazrat Mohammed (p.b.u.h) and a gap of over 1,200 years between Hazrat Mohammed (p.b.u.h) and the Bab. The gap between The Bab and Bahaullah on the other hand was just 15 years. What we would like to know is what changed in those 15 years that necessitated a new Manifestation and a change in religion? Why was a new Manifestation needed so soon?

 

According to the Babis, the message of the Bab was more complete than that of his predecessor - The Holy Prophet of Islam (p.b.u.h). In other words the world required a new Manifestation after more than 1,200 years after the Quran. During this time the world had witnessed numerous revolutions and mighty upheavals had taken place, the old world order was replaced by the new order and science had made phenomenal progress. While we do not agree with the concept of abrogation of Islam, let us, for sake of argument, accept that the message of the Bab was to replace that of Islam. However between the Bab and Bahaullah there was only a gap of 15 years. There were hardly any perceptible changes in the world. There was no major event that could have changed the world order during this period and civilization had also not progressed to a great extent.

 

So what was the need for a new Manifestation so soon? Why was the Bab's message abrogated in just 15 years? How could a Message, which according to Bab was more perfect than the Quran last only 15 years? And even in this brief period most people remained ignorant of the message, except a fraction of the Persian populace. How could God, in His wisdom, send a new message to the people, only for it to be abrogated even before it becomes known to the world?

 

Surely Allah in His Infinite Wisdom would have sent a Message which would have been better (again for the sake of argument) than Islam or any other previous religion. Leave aside Islam, the Babi Faith did not even last as long as the religion of Christ (p.b.u.h).

 

The Babis and the Bahais with this single theory have attacked the foundations of both, the Unity of God, as we Muslims understand it and the Wisdom of God. By claiming that God needed to change his Manifestation, even if He did send a Manifestation, within 15 years does not augur well for His Wisdom.

 

The Bahais simply have no reply to these objections. Their feeble and pathetic attempts at saving their faces gave birth to a new theory that the Bab was simply a forerunner of Bahaullah - he was to Bahaullah what John the Baptist was to Jesus (p.b.u.h). They claim Bab was sent to announce the good news of the advent of "Him Whom Allah Shall Manifest."

 

This theory would have held some water only if it were true. The entire Babi history until Bahaullah, every word of the Bayan and the Babi Scriptures belie the Bahai theory of the Bab being a harbinger of Bahaullah. One just needs to study the history of Bab to know that Bab had no intention of announcing the advent of Bahaullah. He simply wanted to be the Gate of the Imam himself. As if this were not enough, he wanted to be the Imam and then to the horror of his followers, promoted himself to divinity and claimed to be God himself. The life history of the Bab gives absolutely no indication of Bab's alleged intent to announce the advent of Bahaullah.

Read More: The Babi Faith: Origin and its History

 

Prof. Edward Granville Browne, a historian oft-quoted by the Bahais, says, "The theory now advanced by the Bahais that the Bab considered himself as a mere forerunner of the dispensation which Bahaullah was shortly to establish, and was to him what John, the Baptist, was to Jesus, is equally devoid of historic foundation. In his own eyes, as in the eyes of his followers, Mirza Ali Mohammed Shirazi innovated a new prophetic cycle, and brought a new revelation, the Bayan, which abrogated the Quran, as the Quran had abrogated the Gospels, and the Gospels the Pentateuch."

(Ref: Introduction to Nuqtatul Qaf by Mirza Jani)

Advancing the Status of Women ? Or only Men ?
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Advancing the Status of Women ? Or only Men ?

Dr. Mohammed Alam Qurayshi

Amongst the many doctrines adopted by the Bahais to attract converts to their fold is the concept of "Advancing the Status of Women". Bahais are often found to shout themselves hoarse over this concept as if they were the first to put forth the concept of equality of men and women. The Bahais use this doctrine very aggressively to secure a place in the minds of the people of today's liberal world.

 

It is interesting to understand why the Bahais are so very vociferous about this principle, unlike the other principles (for example, the concept of a universal language). Perhaps it is due to the fact that women constitute approximately half of world's population. Or maybe it is possible that winning the interest of a woman will have a positive effect on the next generation. Perhaps above all, they wish to demonstrate themselves as a very progressive religion. Nevertheless, it is essential to verify the truth in this principle advanced by the Bahais as being one of their own.

 

I have chosen to confine my arguments within the Bahai Faith, while Islam has evidently laid down regulations to advance the status of women centuries earlier.

 

To highlight their commitment, the Bahais are prolific in talking about this principle. Words from Bahaullah, Abdul Baha and Shoghi are quoted to express the Bahai devotion to women.

 

Abdul Baha is quoted to have said in Promulgation p 375, "The world of humanity is possessed of two wings: the male and the female. So long as these two wings are not equivalent in strength, the bird will not fly. Until womankind reaches the same degree as man, until she enjoys the same arena of activity, extraordinary attainment for humanity will not be realized; humanity cannot wing its way to heights of real attainment. When the two wings . . . become equivalent in strength, enjoying the same prerogatives, the flight of man will be exceedingly lofty and extraordinary.

 

I urge you to read the above statement to absorb its importance.

 

As per Abdul Baha - the sole interpreter of the Bahai Faith -women must enjoy equal authority and perform the same activities as men. Till this is not done, humanity will never reach attainment. Fair enough.

 

However a question arises here. Why has the Universal House of Justice - the apex governing body of the Bahai Faith - never had any female representation? This is not due to the lack of qualified women amongst the Bahai Faith. Rather women are expressly debarred from becoming members of the Universal House of Justice!

 

It is clear that the primary Bahai body, which must be obeyed by all Bahais, refuses to adhere to the words of the founders of the Bahai Faith. A factual indication that Bahais are not interested in advancing the status of women, but are simply paying lip service to deceitfully attract new converts.

Historically central Bahai figures, namely Bab, Baha and Abdul Baha never regarded women as equal to men. The 19 Apostles of Bahaullah were all men! Even, among the 18 Letters of Living of Bab, there was only one woman! I wish to draw your attention to the following statistics.

 

 

Members

Women

Members

Percentage

Letters of Living of Bab

19

1

5%

Apostles of Bahaullah

19

0

0%

Bahaullah's Hands of Cause

4

0

0%

Abdul Baha's Special Disciples

19

5

26%

Abdul Baha's Hands of Cause

4

0

0%

Shoghi's Hands of Cause

42

6

14%

Universal House of Justice

9

0

0%

 

Please note that leave alone equality, Bahaullah did not deem fit to give any position to women. It is clear from above that neither in the past (Bab, Bahaullah) nor in the present (UHJ), were women considered equal to men.

 

There is no doubt that advancing the status of women is a proposition which is appeal to all. However while the concept is being trumpeted by the Bahais, it is more important to to see how far that is implemented in spirit and in practice. For the Bahai Faith, it appears that the concept is being advanced merely to attract more women and consequently, the next generation to their fold.

 

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 Dr. Mohammed Alam Qurayshi

 

Universal Auxiliary Language
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Universal Auxiliary Language     

Dr. Mohammed Alam Qurayshi

The Bahai Faith has introduced the idea of having an auxiliary language. This is an important Bahai principle which claims to be a step towards bringing world peace, as Abdul Baha has been quoted to have said: "One of the great steps towards universal peace would be the establishment of a universal language."

(Paris Talks, The Eighth Principle)

 

Considering the fact that it is included amongst the important 12 Bahai principles, it would be worthwhile to know its conformity with divine laws.

 

The religion of God is always complete and perfect. In it, there is no confusion and all explanations have been provided. It does not leave man in the state of ambiguity and contradiction. In fact, its fundamentals are explicit and it outlines a defined path.

 

A look at the principle of universal language, raises many doubts about the validity of such a belief. The least needed for this idea to be divine was that the Bahai Faith should have provided a clear guideline about the language. The confusion exists not only amongst this day Bahais, but even among the Bahai leaders, themselves.

 

Bahaullah in his writings has "recommended" Arabic as the universal language. "That proposition which is especially beloved, when presented before the Heavenly Throne, is that all should converse in the Arabic language. This, inasmuch as it is the most comprehensive of all languages (absat az kull al-lughat).

(Tablet of Bahaullah commenting on the verse of Aqdas about the selection of International Auxiliary language and script)

 

The Bahai holy book of Aqdas too was written in Arabic, which reflects its importance and the possibility of becoming the universal language. But, with the disastrous failure of the Bahai Faith in the Muslim world, and the growing popularity of Esperanto (a constructed language) Abdul Baha miscalculated: "Esperanto has been drawn up with this end in view (of being the universal language): it is a fine invention and a splendid piece of work, but it needs perfecting. Esperanto as it stands is very difficult for some people… … Therefore appreciate 'Esperanto', for it is the beginning of the carrying out of one of the most important of the Laws of Bahá'u'lláh, and it must continue to be improved and perfected."

(Paris Talks, The Eighth Principle)

 

However, Esperanto could not sustain itself, and the widespread usage of English had the Universal House of Justice declare: The need for it (a universal auxiliary language) is now recognized on all sides, as reflected in the cir*****stances that have compelled the United Nations and much of the non-governmental community to adopt several "official languages". Until a decision is taken by international agreement, the effect of such developments as the Internet, the management of air traffic, the development of technological vocabularies of various kinds, and universal education itself, has been to make it possible, to some extent, for English to fill the gap.

(The Universal House of Justice, Century of Light (2001), p. 128)

 

Bahaullah wanted Arabic, Abdul Baha backs Esperanto, while the Universal House of Justice recommends English. With so much confusion amongst the leaders in the first 150 years itself, makes one wonder if this could ever be called a divine commandment.

 

The least one would expect from a religion is to outline the path. The central figures themselves were so confused that Abdul Baha declared: "An international Congress should be formed, consisting of delegates from every nation in the world, Eastern as well as Western. This Congress should form a language that could be acquired by all, and every country would thereby reap great benefit."

(Paris Talks, The Eighth Principle)

 

Why should the Congress form a language? Is this not a Bahai teaching? It is disgusting to note that religious leaders are so powerless, that they have to seek assistance from world diplomats. This teaching was easier said than done. Do you not think that if the interpreter of the religion is so confused that he cannot provide the solution, something is wrong with the faith?

 

Also, it would be worthwhile to note that Abdul Baha says a common language would pave the way for universal peace (quoted in the beginning), Shoghi takes a U-turn. What Bahá'u'lláh is referring to in the Eighth Leaf of the Exalted Paradise [Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 68, above] is a far distant time, when the world is really one country, and one language would be a sensible possibility. From a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer, March 16, 1946 republished in Lights of Guidance, p. 340

 

While Abdul Baha says a universal language will unite the world, Shoghi declares a united world will develop a universal language. What came first, the chicken or the egg?

 

Confusion abound in this teaching, and the incessant change in the Bahai interpretation, emphasizes the missing link between the Faith and God. While truth is clear and explicit, and religion focusses on clearing confusion and doubts, the Bahai faith only adds to contradiction. All this makes one wonder, is there any truth in the Bahai Faith?

 

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The Independent Investigation of Truth
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The Independent Investigation of Truth            

Dr. Mohammed Alam Qurayshi

This principle of the Bahai Faith is one of the oft-quoted statements any prospective convert would hear from the Bahai preachers. Reasoning and critical thinking leads one to the truth. Moreover, when one thinks independently, clearing his mind of past notions and ideas he will instinctively be attracted towards the truth. On this premise, the Bahais wish that all humans should leave their religious teachings aside and give a ear to the Bahai Faith. But the catch is, the Bahais do not permit investigation of the Bahai Faith.

 

Let us independently investigate this principle in the light of Bahai teachings.

 

Bahaullah explicitly commands his followers to abandon reasoning:

"If one wants to investigate the Bahai faith with eyes which are open and with knowledge and insight, then that one shall most certainly return emptily. All should leave their sense, insight, understanding and discernment and accept whatever I say."

(Ref: Makatib Vol 2, p 247)

 

Why is it that this Bahai principle is not applied to Bahai teachings. If truth has to be investigated independently, why is one not allowed to investigate Bahaism? On the contrary, the founder of Bahaism declares if you will investigate the Faith, it will not be worth your while!

 

He is also quoted to have said:

"O son of the soil become sightless so that you can observe my beautiful face, become unable to hear anything else so that you can hear my harmonious voice, become uninformed so that you can take away a part of my wisdom… so that you may enter my holy kingdom with a clean eye, an innocent heart and a benevolent ear."

(Ref: Bahaullah's Ad'leh Mahboub; Abdul Baha's Makatib pg 247)

 

Imagine if you will, a single-minded devotee, blind, deaf and ignorant to all but the body and soul of Bahaullah. Can such a person compare and investigate various truths and find The Truth?

 

The Bahai Faith incentivizes such sealing of reason, by calling it the believer's colossal delight:

"No delight has been created in the whole universe more impressive than for one to hear the sayings (of Bahaullah), comprehending their significance and refraining from (raising questions such as) "for what" and "to what" (purpose)."

(Bahaullah, Kitab-e-Badie, pg 145)

 

These negations and contradictions of the Bahai principle are never told to the prospective converts. These unreasonable ideas are never spoken of by the Bahai preachers. How the Bahais cheat innocent youths and never actually allow an independent investigation of truth is quite evident from the following statement of an ex-Bahai, Mr. Eric Stetson (Baha'i from 1998 to 2002). While writing about his conversion from Christianity to Bahaism he says:

Introduction to Bahai Principles
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Introduction to Bahai Principles  

Dr. Mohammed Alam Qurayshi

I present this section on Bahai teachings to bring forth the truth of the Bahai Faith. My focus is to consider the 12 principles which is the focal point of the Bahai teachings. I have undertaken an objective study of these principles and found that the Bahai Faith has nothing to do with its teachings.

 

I have made this section for the seeker of truth and for all, so that one is not fooled by the high flying diktats of the Bahai teachings, but independently analyses them. The journey into the principles will only tell that they for public consumption, and lack an iota of sincerity and honesty.

 

At the first instance, the Bahai teachings would look attractive. They are like the cosmetic make-up worn. But, below the makeup are powerful approaches to harm humankind. The Bahai Faith is analogous to a snake - soft to touch but filled with venom. The gullible are enchanted with its softness, but the sensible ones know its deception.

 

I take the opportunity to present the behind the scene truth in the Bahai call towards:

Equality of women and men

Universal auxiliary language

 

It would be of interest to note, that all of the Bahai principles lack any conclusive doctrine, which you too shall vouch for at the end of the read. The section would bring to fore the confusion amongst the Bahai leaders about the interpretation of the teachings and the interpretations done to follow the direction of the wind.

 

While the Bahai Faith boasts of being a progressive religion, an investigation into the Faith and its teachings reveals it is no religion; but, an organization craving worldly numbers. To sum it all, the educated reader will not reach but one conclusion. The Bahai Faith is a progressive religion, only in one sense - changing its interpretation progressively.

 

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