State Government bans photography during distribution of food packets but shameless Baha'is don't want to miss the Photo Opportunity!Written by Super User
Dr. Farzam Kamalabadi, many of us would have heard this name. A well-connected, global fixer who has successfully brokered many international deals, many of them shady. Enjoying personal friendship with many heads of States, he knows how to pull the strings. Combined with his connects is a shrewd business brain and extreme loyalty to the Baha’i Faith, which is the religion he practices.
The Baha’is are conducting children moral classes across the Arab countries, believing that improving morality of the society is their patented right.
From among the ‘gems’ spouted by the founders of the Baha’i cult is the idea that if a religion causes enmity and hatred, its non-existence is better than its existence.
There are those who have attained to the highest levels of spiritual comprehension (a`la marátib-i `irfán) while others are different therefrom.
It was Friday 13th of Rajab 30 Amulfeel. Hazrat Fatima binte Asad, the wife of Hazrat Abu Talib entered the precincts of the Kaaba and prayed to Allah saying 'O my protector ease my pain.' All of a sudden the wall of the Kaaba opened up and she, as if by some unseen force went inside the Kaaba and the wall closed. Ali (AS) the youngest son of Abu Talib was born inside the Holy Kaaba. She stayed inside for three days. On the 3rd day she came out through the door and Muhammad was waiting outside. She told Muhammad (SA) that the boy had not taken any milk. Muhammad gave him the first feed from his mouth and afterwards asked his uncle Abu Talib that he wished to adopt the baby. Ali entered the house of Muhammad from the very first day of his birth. Ali’s mother Fatima binte Assad Also lived there who looked after his own son as well as Muhammad(SA) so much so that later the Holy Prophet used to say that she was like his own mother.
While I have a different view from either the Haifan branch or the Orthodox Baha'i Faith, I also found Jeffrey Goldberg's personal story poignant and hope others will take the time to read and reflect on it, especially paragraphs 26 through 33. They reveal a great deal about what the Haifan denomination has become.
January 23. On this date in 1946, Shoghi Effendi wrote, "HEARTILY APPROVE NATIONWIDE OBSERVANCE FOR DAUNTLESS LYDIA ZAMENHOF. HER NOTABLE SERVICES TENACITY MODESTY UNWAVERING DEVOTION FULLY MERIT HIGH TRIBUTE AMERICAN BELIEVERS. DO NOT ADVISE HOWEVER DESIGNATE HER MARTYR."