Baha'i administration is banned in China.

Baha'i burial program in a Baha'i Cemetery in Iran.

Just like the Israeli and Iranian governments, the Chinese government also want the Baha'is to STOP their teaching and administrative activities inside China. Hence the Bahá’í community claims that it has disbanded all Bahá’í administration inside China. All community life is run by a committee in Macau, and they communicate with the UHJ. Foreign Baha’is are limited with their contact with large numbers of Chinese Baha’is. Foreign Baha’is can have gatherings of their own and Chinese Baha’is can have gatherings of their own. Foreign Baha’is can meet with Chinese for Bahá’í activities, but only in small groups (under ~10). Foreign Baha’is shouldn’t meet with other foreign Baha’is’ Chinese contacts.

Recently the restrictions against the Baha'i Cult have tightened, I heard recently through friends that the Baha'i Publishing Trust that was in Wuhan has stopped publications due to government orders. There are still many Chinese Bahá'ís in China including higher profile famous ones such as the CEO of Soho and her husband, and a couple of singers too.

Bahá'ís from Mainland China who visit the world centre (Israel) effectively as pilgrims must do so under the condition that they are separate (to some extent) from other Bahá'ís and as long as they are referred to as "special visitors" instead of pilgrims. And they indeed are special visitors. They are invited to the homes of the House of Justice members to meet them personally.

For anyone interested, the Baha'i administrative framework exists with no restrictions as do all activities and community life in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan - which have their own NSAs, ABMs and counselors. I have visited Baha'i Centres in all three and there is even a Baha'i-inspired school in Macau that teaches Baha'i writings, prayers and children's classes.

Iran and Mainland China are the only countries I'm aware of that have Bahá'ís but no formal administrative framework. Interestingly, Baha'is only publicize their non-recognition in Iran but they are absolutely OK with Chinese restrictions and Israeli agreement of not teaching the Baha'i Faith to the Israeli citizen!

Video : The Bab is not Mahdi

"Enemies of the Faith" are glad to announce the publication of this booklet on the occasion of the 200th birthday of the Bab.

The booklet is FREE, download it from here.

This booklet is shared by friends having similar interest.

On 200th Birth Anniversary of the Bab, here is a gift for the Baha'is.

Finally the sketch has been found.

Dead bodies of the Bab and Anis

Once I told him that it appears from the Maqalih that following the martyrdom of the Bab, the Russian Consul arrived and sketched a portrait of the Blessed Body. I asked [Monsieur Nicolas] to investigate through the Consul and see if that portrait had survived.

[Monsieur Nicolas] volunteered to investigate. He went to the Russian Consulate and found two documents related to the Blessed Cause. One was a report about the day of the Bab's martyrdom and the other concerned the martyrdom of three persons: Aqa Mirza Ahmad Khurasani, Mirza Mustafa Kashani and one dervish.

...[Monsieur Nicolas] failed to find the portrait of the Blessed Body.

The Russian Consul told him: "This portrait belonged to someone and he took it with him."

We forgot to enquire about the name and birth place of the [Russian] Consul at that time. It may have been possible to obtain the portrait from his family.

Note :

Above picture has been copied from the Russian book, that can be purchased from here.

The book can be downloaded free from here.

The 'Pen of the Most High' learns calligraphy in his childhood!!

Calligraphic exercises by Baha’u’llah in his childhood

Baha'is believe :
Where we must acquire learning, the manifestation possesses innate knowledge. Here we are not referring to knowledge of the revelation itself, which begins at a particular point in the life of a prophet which we have come to associate with some outward sign, such as Moses’ seeing the burning bush, Buddha’s experience under the Bo tree, Christ’s baptism in the Jordan, Muhammad’s visions in the desert, the Bab’s vision of the Imam Husayn, and Baha’u’llah’s vision in the Black Pit of Tehran. Well before they begin their ministries, even during childhood, the prophets demonstrate that they possess a knowledge they have not acquired from any earthly source. In effect, their education is acquired before birth into this physical reality.

And this is what Baha'u'llah's sister says about him :

The Mirzā (meaning Bahā’u’llāh)...., from the beginning of his life to when he came of age—because the means were at hand and because of the gathering of the companions—was engrossed in studying and endeavored in homework. He wouldn’t disengage from learning the rudiments for a moment. After studying the rudiments of Arabic and literature he inclined towards the science of philosophy (ḥikmat) and mysticism (`irfān) so that he might benefit from these. It was such that he would spend most of the day and night socializing with high statured philosophers and the gatherings of mystics and Sufis. When it was blown in Seraph’s Trumpet of Appearance (meaning when the Bāb made his claims), he (meaning Bahā’u’llāh) was a man who had seen most of the words and phrases of the mystics and philosophers and had heard and understood most of the signs of the appearance (of the Mahdi) . . . after returning from Badasht and after the Shaykh Ṭabarsī Fort war was over, he was engaged day and night in socializing with great Islamic scholars and followers of mysticism . . .
-'Izziye Khānum (Khānum Buzurg), Tanbīh al-nā’imīn, pp. 4–5

Mishkin Qalam - A Baha'i who attained a higher level of 'Spiritual Comprehension'!!!

There are those who have attained to the highest levels of spiritual comprehension (a`la marátib-i `irfán) while others are different therefrom. For example, one person envisages the Unseen the Transcendent, the Inaccessible One (God; ghayb-i maní` la yudrak) in the Person (haykal) of the Manifestation (of God; zuhúr) without making any distinction (fasl; or division) or connection (between them; wasl; or union). Others there are who recognise the Person (haykal) of the Manifestation (of God, zuhúr) as the Appearance of God ([Himself] or theophany, zuhúr'u'lláh) and consider the commands and prohibitions of the Manifestation (of God, zuhúr) to be identical with such as originate with the one True God. These two positions (maqám) are both acceptable before the throne of God. If however, the supporters of these two positions should contend and quarrel with one another in their exposition of the two perspectives, both groups are, and hath ever been, rejected.

- Baha'u'llah's tablet to Jamal-i-Burujirdi
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