Babism and the Baha'i Faith are cults.

By Dale Husband

As a Baha'i I was never told about the Bab leaving a Will. It is probably not even common knowledge at all among the rank and file believers.

I said it before and I will say it again.....when the Bab was executed in 1850, that should have ended the Babi movement. The only reason that didn't happen was because after Baha'u'llah was exiled to Baghdad, he slowly revived the movement. The Babis clung to the hope that "He Who God Will Make Manifest", the future leader foretold by the Bab, would come and lead them to victory.

Why couldn't Subh-i Azal (real name: Mirza Yahya) have revived Babism? He clearly lacked the leadership ability to do so. The simple fact that Baha'u'llah outmanuvered Subh-i Azal and gained a much larger following means that the Bab made a colossal mistake in appointing Subh-i Azal to begin with. He should have foreseen such a thing had he been a true Prophet of God.

Official Baha'i propaganda says about this matter:

Mírzá Yaḥyá was nominated by the Báb to serve as a figurehead for the Bábí community pending the imminent manifestation of the Promised One. At the instigation of Siyyid Muḥammad-i-Iṣfahání (see note 192), Mírzá Yaḥyá betrayed the trust of the Báb, claimed to be His successor, and intrigued against Bahá’u’lláh, even attempting to have Him murdered. When Bahá’u’lláh formally declared His Mission to him in Adrianople, Mírzá Yaḥyá responded by going to the length of putting forward his own claim to be the recipient of an independent Revelation. His pretensions were eventually rejected by all but a few, who became known as Azalís (see note 177). He is described by Shoghi Effendi as the “Arch-Breaker of the Covenant of the Báb” (see God Passes By, chapter X).

That's historical revisionism. Joshua was not merely a figurehead appointed by Moses, but the actual leader of the Jews. Peter was not a figurehead for Jesus, but the actual leader of the early Christians. Ali was not merely a figurehead, but the actual leader of the Muslims after the Prophet Muhammad.

Personally, I think both Babism and the Baha'i Faith are cults we don't need, but of course, they persist......because consistent logic doesn't exist in cults.

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