Baha'u'llah - Prophet or God?


In this section we will now briefly discuss the rebellions which took place among the Babis after the execution of the Bab.

Let me remind you that, in his lifetime, Bab made numerous claims. Initially he claimed to be the 'Bab' (Gate) of Mahdi, and then claimed to be Mahdi himself. He is still referred to as Bab even by the Bahais which is actually testimony to the fact that he was not the Mahdi, just the Bab and even then a false one.

Not only this he also claimed to be the incarnation of Prophet Muhammad as also several other Prophets like Yahya (John), and then God Almighty himself. His followers who were blind in his devotion, accepted each of these claims as they were issued. After witnessing their leader making tall claims for himself without reasonable or sufficient proofs, they began making tall claims for themselves too. Thus a series of claimants rose, among the Babis on a first come first serve basis. Those who claimed earlier, could claim the 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.

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

2. Haji Mohammed Ali claimed to be the Return of Prophet of Islam.

3. Qurratul Ayn, Tahera Qazvini claimed to be the Return of Fatima (Daughter of Prophet of Islam)
(Ref: Nuktatul Qaaf by Mirza Jani, Page 141)

4. Bushrui claimed to be the Return of Imam Husain, the grandson of the Prophet of Islam.
(Ref: Nuktatul Qaaf, Page 253)

5. Seven years after the claim of Bab, Baseer claimed to be the Return of Imam Hasan, the grandson of the Prophet of Islam.

6. Bab had predicted the advent of 'Man Yazharahullaho' (The one whom God will manifest) in Bayan (Persian), Chapter 17. This title was supposed to be referring to Mirza Yahya Nuri 'Subh-e-Azal', the younger brother of Mirza Hussain Ali 'Baha'u'llah'. However the first person who staked his claim for this title was Mirza Asadullah, a staunch Babi. Those who supported Mirza Asadullah in his claims were known as Ál-Hamdi's'. However Mirza could not defend his claim for long, and he was ruthlessly murdered. The question is - by whom?

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 accurate version can be found in the pages of Traveller's Narrative (pages 360-5) which, for example, say, "On the orders of Baha'u'llah, his servant Mirza Mohammed Mazandarani murdered Mirza Asadullah".

Later Mirza Yahya claimed this title and ultimately Baha'u'llah usurped it from him and today the Bahais address Baha'u'llah with the usurped title of "Man Yazharahullaho", 'The One whom God will Manifest'.

The crux of all what we said can be attributed to one simple observation made by Professor E. G. Browne while writing the foreword of Nuktatul Qaaf of Mirza Jani. He writes, "Matters had reached to such an extent that any Babi, as soon as he would get up from his sleep, would have a claim for himself to announce to the world."

This was about the various claims of the Baha'is. Let us now talk about Mirza Yahya Noori, "Subh-i-Azal", and Mirza Hussain Ali, "Baha'u'llah".

Mirza Yahya "Subh-i-Azal: he was 13 years younger than Baha'u'llah. He became a Babi at the age of 14. According to Nuktatul Qaaf, when Mirza Yahya went in the presence of Qurratul Ayn at Barfarosh, "She truly nourished him with her milk until he became strong in manners and ethics under her training and guidance".

To understand the rather complex character of Qurratul Ayn - Tahira, we request readers to read the article on this topic.

Since Mirza Yahya was a favourite of Quddoos and Qurratul Ayn, hence all the other Babis also humoured him. Consequently, he became everybody's 'darling'. Even the Bab, the great master-deceiver, himself sent him prized personal possessions like his inkpot, papers, writings, dresses and rings to Mirza Yahya. Moreover in his will he clearly nominated Mirza Yahya as his successor.

The Emperor of Iran had executed the Bab. Naturally, the Babis bore a lot of animosity towards him. They were thirsty for revenge. All this resulted in an unsuccessful attempt by the Babis to assassinate the Emperor. This failed and the Emperor rounded up the culprits and imprisoned all those involved in the assassination attempt. In this connection, Baha'u'llah was imprisoned, whereas, Mirza Yahya escaped to Baghdad posing as a Sufi.

After spending 9 months in prison, Baha'u'llah was released after the intervention of the Russian Embassy. The intervention of the Russians and their interest in his release is a matter the significance of which would come to light later. After his release, Baha'u'llah went to Baghdad. For 10 years the two brothers lived in Baghdad. During this period, since Mirza Yahya was appointed as the successor by Bab, Baha'u'llah also surrendered to his orders and executed his commands as his agent. The matters which he wrote during this period were full of expression and devotion to Mirza Yahya and of the announcement of his obedience to him. (Book of Iqaan, by Baha'u'llah, Page 195) This continued until a dispute arose between the brothers over the leadership of the Baha'is and this led to an intense struggle for power between them. Baha'u'llah abandoned obedience to Yahya's orders and represented himself as the envoy of God and the sole undisputed leader of the Bahais. This claim which was in contradiction with the beliefs of and the sayings of the Babis caused disunion and in this manner a conflict arose between Yahya and Baha'u'llah and consequently among their followers.

In this conflict, all etiquette, courtesty and politeness, not to mention blood relations were forgotten. Baha'u'llah called his brother as 'lamb' (Asrar al Athar-e-Khususi, Vol 4 page 197), 'Satan' (Ibid. Vol 4, page 101 and Vol 5, page 346) and entitled him as 'bull' (Bahaullah, the Book Badi, page 772). He abused him under the name 'deceptive snake' (Asrar al Athar-e-Khususi, vol 4 page 34) and called his followers as 'dogs' (Ibid. Vol 5 page 177) and considered their sayings as the calls of the 'wolf' and the 'pig' (Ibid. Vol 5 page 177). By this time the brothers started divulging their well-preserved secrets. Consequently a lot of unsaid issues many of them unspeakable and unknown to the Babis were out in the open.

The disunion and conflict between the brothers and the followers did not cease with the name calling and mud slinging. After a while the followers of Baha'u'llah began to massacre the adherents of Mirza Yahya at his command. They trapped the opponents through foul lots and swooped down upon them and murdered them in cold blood (Ishraq Khavari, Abd-al-Hamid, Tarikh-e-Amr. page 245).


Baha'u'llah had a sister by the name of Iziyah Khanum, who wrote a book entitled "Tambihun Naimeen" (Awakening the Sleepy). She points out to the inhuman massacres of the Baha'is in various parts of the book and names many people who had been killed through cutting off their necks or ripping off their bellies, or suffocating them in the river or shooting them, because of not believing in Baha'u'llah.
(Ref: Tambihun Naimeen, page 15-16)

This is not a discussion of the inhuman acts of the group. The aim of the investigation has not been to prepare a report of their crimes, because that would involve writing a voluminous book. I wanted to see, investigate and inform my readers particularly the Baha'i, how this ideology which claims to be divine, has met the needs of men for unity and solidarity. From the mails I receive I know I can take credit for enlightening several Baha'is (Author of Bahaiawareness.com)

We saw that the foundation of this religion was essentially built on opposition to unity and correlation. When Baha'u'llah could not reconcile with his own brother and opposed him openly it personally perplexes me how he can to be the return (read reincarnation/avatar) of Jesus and/or a Yehuda for the Jews and/or Behram to the Zorastrians, and/or Kalki Avtaar to the Hindus. I don't know much about other faiths, but I can tell with confidence with what little I know that their followers would be extremely disappointed and even amused to find their saviour in the form of a person who was so bloodthirsty that he did not spare his own brother. I have personally mentioned about Baha'u'llah, the Bab and the Baha'i Faith to some of my non-Muslim friends who are into religious and theological research and they think he is the biggest fraud to come out of that part of the world.

It is now time to consider the Baha'i beliefs regarding God. These are just a few examples highlighting the Baha'i beliefs which are in contrast to those of the earlier faiths, particularly Islam.

1. It is mentioned in the Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics under the title 'Bab', that the Baha'is called Mirza Alimohammed Bab as "Rabbi-ul-Aalaa" (The Most Elevated Lord) [View online] and Baha'u'llah as "Haqqe Taála" (The True God). [View online]

2. Baha'u'llah mentions in Aqdas, page 43, "There is no God but I the Honoured , the Wise".

3. He again writes in Aqdas, page 144 "Accept whatever is commanded by Baha (himself) the Lord of Eternity".

4. In Aqdas, page 8, "We have sent down all the Messengers and we have revealed all the Books".

5. In Istadaaraat, page 34, Baha'u'llah writes, "The Master of Eternity lies in prison".

6. In his Tablets, Page 217, Baha'u'llah writes, "All save me are created from my command".

7. In his Al-Mubeen, page 34, Baha'u'llah writes "All praise is for you O Baha'u'llah, the Creator of existence".

8. In the same book, page 190, he says, "Obey the commands of your Elevated, Splendorous God, Baha'u'llah.

9. Again in Al-Mubeen, page 297, he again refers to himself as, "You Most beneficent Lord, Baha'u'llah",

10. In his Tajalliyaat (Tajalli number 4), page 5, Baha'u'llah decrees, "Most surely I am Allah. There is no God save me. I am the Lord of everything. Then O my creatures, you worship me alone".

11. Abdul Baha writes in Badaaiul Aasaar, page 139, Baha'u'llah is unique, Incomparable. It is necessary for everyone to turn towards Baha'u'llah in his prayers.

12. In Maftoon, page 15, Baha'u'llah writes to his son Abdul Baha, "This s a letter from Allah, the Honoured and the Wise (Baha'u'llah) to Allah the Gracious, the Aware (Abdul Baha)." This is interesting - one God greets another one!

These are indeed surprising beliefs!

Source : http://www.bahaiawareness.com/bahai05.html

ثبت ملی خانه حسین علی نوری، سرکرده بهائیت Mirza Bozorg's house in Tehran

ثبت ملی خانه حسین علی نوری، سرکرده بهائیت
ه گزارش سرویس فرهنگی مشرق به نقل از فارس، این روزها در شهر بزرگی چون تهران با قدمتی چند صد ساله خانه‌های قدیمی یافت می‌شود که نشان از فرهنگ و معماری خاص آن دوران دارد، خانه‌هایی که گاه به ثبت سازمان میراث فرهنگی استان تهران رسیده است، منازلی مانند خانه اتحادیه، خانه امیربهادر، خانه امام جمعه، خانه شقاقی، عمارت موقوفه فاضل عراقی که همگی بیانگر برگی از صفحات تاریخ این شهر است.
با این وجود در حوالی خیابان پامنار خانه‌ای وجود دارد که در تاریخ ۲۸ آذر سال ۱۳۸۵ به ثبت ملی اداره کل میراث فرهنگی استان تهران رسیده است، این خانه با نام «میرزا بزرگ نوری» منزل پدری «میرزا حسینعلی نوری» معروف به بهاء الله سرکرده فرقه تشکیلاتی «بهائیت» است.
 در این خانه بود که حسینعلی نوری در سال ۱۲۳۳ قمری به دنیا آمد و فعالیت خود را برای گسترش بابیت آغاز کرد، در کتاب «نبیل زرندی» -از کتاب‌های بهائیان- درباره فعالیت انحرافی سرکرده فرقه ضاله بهائیت در این خانه می‌نویسد: «در زمان ادعای بابیت سید علی ‌محمد شیرازی، در جمادی الاول ۱۲۶۰، او جوانی ۲۸ ساله و ساکن تهران بود که در پی تبلیغ نخستین پیروی باب، ملاحسین بشرویه‌ای معروف به «باب الباب»، او و برادرش، میرزا یحیی معروف به «صبح ازل» در شمار نخستین گروندگان به باب در آمدند»، بنابراین با یک حساب سر انگشتی می‌توان فهمید که این خانه مرکزی برای رشد و تبلیغ فرقه بابیت در تهران بوده است، هر چند که مجالی برای حسینعلی شد تا خود، فرقه‌ا‌ی را در ادامه بابیت راه‌اندازی کند!
صاحب فعلی خانه «میرزا بزرگ نوری» درباره این خانه می‌گوید: قبل از خرید این خانه، مالک اصلی آن سازمان تبلیغات اسلامی بوده و من این خانه را در سال ۸۴ با هزینه شخصی خودم خریداری کرده و برای اینکه از تخریب آن پس از من جلوگیری شود، به ثبت ملی اداره کل میراث فرهنگی استان تهران رسانده‌ام و اکنون نیز با هزینه شخصی آن را مرمت می‌کنم.
این در حالی است که سید کاظم موسوی مدیر مسئول ماهنامه «شفافیت» ضمن رد مالکیت سازمان تبلیغات اسلامی بر این خانه، ابراز می‌دارد: سازمان میراث فرهنگی در دوران تصدی اسفندیار رحیم مشایی این خانه را خریداری و به ثبت ملی آن اقدام کرده است.
در ادامه تصاویری از این خانه را مشاهده خواهید کرد:

A Baha'i Love Story

Abdul Baha in Romantic Mood
The recent events at Orissa (India) can form an excellent romantic fairy tale. The hero is a 50 year old married ABM for protection of the Baha’i Faith, having two children, and the heroine a Baha’i teacher half his age.

The story is set in Bhubaneswar, a town known for its tradition and culture. Our higher-than-middle age hero sets out on a moral class training programme with a Ruhi Book in hand to proselytize a group of youngsters. While moral classes progress, love blossoms between him and a lass and within no time the two are deeply in love. Moral classes apart, the two step into the immoral zone and decide to elope.

Now come to the reality – The girl’s family was absolutely terrified after the incidence. They filed an FIR with the Police and Law enforcing agencies. They reported that the Baha’is use to come at their place and talk about Morality and Spirituality in the Baha’i Faith. Moreover the girl also progressed and graduated to conduct Children moral class in her area. The poor parents could not evenly remotely imagine that behind this moral religious garb is hidden absolutely immorality. The senior Bahai ABM has played with lives of four – the innocent girl whom he took away, his wife and their two children.

The girls parents squarely blame the Baha’is for what happened to their family and are convinced that Baha’is are having double face and are hypocrites. And why not?  If an in-position ABM can be a romantic hero at 50, what say about the younger Bahais who come on a moral upliftment visit.

The shocking incident has terrified the whole village. The Baha’is were chased out of the village and the so called moral class was disbanded by locals. The villagers took an oath that no Baha’i Children classes or any type of Baha’i Activity will be permitted henceforth.

Going a step further, there are concerns on what moral values the two would have imbibed amongst the other youngsters.  How many more romantic tales will unfold?

As such, till date, there is no corrective action by the Bahai Faith administration. At the most, the NSA will just announce that the two involved have been deprived of the Voting Rights. Means they can take part in Baha’i activities and conduct more children classes, then after paying more Huququllah regain voting rights in two years. Soon the couple will be recognized man and wife officially. Such has been the story so far in the Faith. Indeed the Faith has a Universal appeal!

A few months back another Auxiliary Board member in Chennai Mr. Selvanathan was caught red handed in a Baha’i centre having homosexual relationship with another Baha’i. When the matter became public, Mr. Selvanathan was removed as ABM and since then he is a member of Local SPIRITUAL assembly of Baha’is of Chennai.

Morality continues to thrive thus in the Faith. In the name of spirituality let the spirits soar! Three cheers for the Ruhi ambassadors!

Name of the writer withheld for security reasons.

Source : http://bahai-scandals.blogspot.com

UK Census 2011, Exposes the false Claims of Bahá’ís

There are only 5021 Bahá’ís in UK against claimed to be more then 34,000. Adherents of the Bahá’í Faith increased to 5,021 from 4,645 in the 2001 census; that is an annual 0.78% growth per year. Put more simply, between 37-38 new Bahá’ís have been added per year since 2001. I’m not sure if you can call this ‘growth’? It is slightly higher than the general population growth of 0.70% per year. Which means nobody has accepted the Bahá’í Faith in the last ten years except the children of Bahá’í parents!
Baha'is in the United Kingdom
One hundred years ago, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, arrived in the United Kingdom for the first of his two visits. He was 66 years old. He wasted no time in taking His Father Bahá’u’lláh’s message of peace and religious renewal to western societies. His visits were crucial in the establishment of the Bahá’í Faith in the UK. In London, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá gave public lectures at City Temple, St John the Divine in Smith Square, and elsewhere. At City Temple, he said that, “The gift of God to this enlightened age is the knowledge of the oneness of mankind and of the fundamental oneness of religion.” At St John, the translation of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s remarks was read by the Archdeacon of Westminster, Albert Wilberforce.

There are many stories of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s activities in Britain. His acts of charity at homeless shelters and for the poor; His audiences for hundreds of well-wishers and questioners; His constant emphasis on political reconciliation in the pre-war period; His call for racial harmony and an end to prejudice; all of these episodes set for Bahá’ís an enduring example of a life dedicated to the service of humanity.

In response to such services of Abdul Baha, The British Government honored Abdul Baha with a Knighthood, which he accepted as a gesture of honoring formally by a just king.

Abdul Baha wrote a letter of gratitude “O God, the tabernacle of justice has truly been erected on this holy land, and we thank and praise Thee. O God, may Emperor George V, Ruler of Britain, be assisted in his divine achievements, and May his shadow over this realm be everlasting.”

Abdu’l-Bahá’s visits were seen by Bahá’ís as a blessing, as inspiring today as they were a century ago. In celebration of His visits, Bahá’ís in the UK are rededicating themselves to the service of others.

Despite such a “glorious background” of the Bahá’í Faith in the UK and a massive investment of resources over the years in the form of planning of BA for implementation of MASS TEACHINGS and RUHI BOOK curriculum, the Bahá’í and the Bahá’í Faith has failed to gain acceptance in the British Society.

The programme of “Moral Classes” for children and “spiritualizing” the Jr. Youth and thereby attracting the parents of these children and youths has failed miserably. The official census of UK of 2011 states that there are only 5021 Bahá’ís. The figure is not subject to inaccuracies as can be expected in some other countries, as publishing false census is a punishable offence strictly enforced in the country. Why is then, that Bahá’ís of UK keep claiming since 2004 that there are 34,000 Bahá’ís in UK? Is it not deceiving people and going against the laws of the country? Bahá’ís keep on struggling to advertise their success forgotten the very principles truth and justice.

The figures clearly speak that despite the impetus provided by the Abdul Baha, Bahá’ís have not been able to sustain it. Rather they have regressed. Rastafarianism another religious cult, whose founder died in 1974, is better accepted in the British society as they have more followers then Bahá’ís. They have 7,906 adherents which is more than the Bahá’í Faith.

Bahá’ís claim of highly exaggerated Bahá’í population for every country. Thanks to Various Government agencies and the Internet their lies are getting exposed.


The 'lofty' claims of Baha'ism debunked


"Nowhere but in the purity of its precepts, the sublimity of its standards, the integrity of its laws, the reasonableness of its claims, the comprehensiveness of its scope, the universality of its program, the flexibility of its institutions, the lives of its founders, the heroism of its martyrs, and the transforming power of its influence," OK, lets examine each of these claims to measure their merit.

1: "Purity of it's precepts" - The precept of the oneness of humanity which is directly contradicted by the Baha'i doctrine of shunning as well as the Baha'i religious practice of labeling those whose religious interpretations are diverse from the Haifan Baha'i elite as being spiritually contagious lepers.

2: "Sublimity of it's standards" - The supposed standard of the removal of the past religious practice of dividing humanity the "pure tree" from the "evil tree", a religious practice which the founders of the Baha'i Faith as well as Shoghi Effendi, as well as the UHJ today, and in turn all Baha'is who religiously follow these exemplars directly contradict though continuing to divide humanity the chosen from those nasty evil covenant breakers, as well as the supposed standard of the abolition and nullification of the past religious practice of shunning a religious practice that the Baha'i founders practiced religiously, and which Shoghi Effendi applied to his entire family, his own parents included.

3: "The integrity of it's laws." Bigamy allowed for men, inequality for women in inheritance, as well as the burning alive of arsonists.

4: "The reasonableness of it's claims" - The claim that Baha'u'llah was not only a manifestation of god but god incarnate, an idolatrous claim which Baha'u'llah himself refused to dissuade his delusional followers from holding as well as the claim that in spite of all the many contradictions and even hypocrisy between Baha'i teachings and the manner that the founders conduced their own lives that Baha'u'llah's spiritual station was higher than any human beings spiritual station, former manifestations included.

5: "The comprehensiveness of it's scope" How can any ideology which makes the claim that all of humanity which does not bend the knee to that ideology is ignorant and deserving of being "cleansed" by their god be comprehensive? Quite the opposite.

6: "The universality of it's program"- An exclusivistic and triumphalistic program which excludes the majority of humanity can not be universal and is truly the antithesis of universality.

7: "The flexibility of it's institutions" - Lol!!! This is truly a joke. The Guardianship which was to be central to that flexibility is no more, the present UHJ has shown no flexibility whatsoever, not even a desire to be just, to respect due process, to actually have the integrity to inform those Baha'is it has so callously rubbed out, erased from Baha'i membership roles, of exactly what they have done or said to offend them.

8: "The lives of it's founders" - Men who said one thing but in their own lives did another thing. Men who said that shunning was nullified and abolished yet religiously shunned in their own lives. Men who said that we should draw no lines between ourselves and others, that we should see no one as an enemy but who did exactly this in their own lives drew lines and saw enemies, even among their own family members.

8: "The heroism of its martyrs" - The martyr complex in religion has as many negative manifestations as it does positive ones, the Baha'i Faith included.

9: "The transforming power of it's influence" - What influence I would have to ask. 150 years after it's inception the Baha'i Faith still remains a disappearingly minor influence in the world. What exactly has the Baha'i faith transformed except the hillside of Mount Carmel?  

Cheers

Larry Rowe

Source : TRB

US House Resolution 134 supporting the Baha'is of Iran



The United States is 'very concerned' about the situation of Baha'is in Iran. How much it is concerned about the situation of Muslims in Myanmar? The situation of Christians in Israel, Palestine and Syria? The situation of "Baha'is in Israel", where they are not being treated as equal citizens. They are not allowed to teach their religion Freely and accept new converts in Israel.

The Baha'is and the United States must reveal the exact figures of the persecuted Baha'is anywhere.
How many of them are in Prisons (those like Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib)? How many of them have been killed in the past 50 years? How many Illiterate Baha'is are there? How many have died of hunger? How many of them have been raped? How many Baha'i Orphans are there? How many of them have been tortured and mutilated? How many of their homes have been destroyed?

Then the United States must reveal the figures of  :
Innocent Palestinians killed by Zionist Occupying Forces in the last 50 years.
Innocent Pakistanis killed by US Terror Drones in the last 5 years.
Innocent people killed in Japan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Congo.

To learn more about what good "United States" has done to this world, please visit this website :
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/
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