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Thursday, 06 October 2016 13:28

Canadian (Baha'i) deported for illegal business in China

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Thursday, 06 October 2016 09:56

Baha'is converting Chinese people by deception

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Two Canadian Baha'is Mr. Masoud Khajeh-Sharafabadi (aka Sam Sharp) and Mr. Soheil Sharaf (aka Steve Sha) deported from China for Teaching Baha'i Faith to the Chinese. 

Thursday, 06 October 2016 09:53

How many Baha'is in Iran ? 300 thousand !???

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Bahaismiran: One of the proselytizing issues of the deviant cult of Baha'ism is the statistics by the center of census of Iran in 1385 (2006), the total number of population in Iran was 70,495,782 out of which 70,097,741 people were Muslims, 19,823 the Zoroastrians, 109,415 the Christians, 9,252 the Jewish, other religion: 54,234 and 205,317 were expressed.

Thursday, 06 October 2016 09:51

200 Baha’i faith followers live in Lahore, Pakistan

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 LAHORE: At  least  200  followers  of the  Baha’i  faith  currently  reside  here  in Lahore .While  banned  from practicing  their  religion  and  studying  in lRAN’s educational  institutions, Pakistan’s  Baha’i  population  is  grateful  for  the  equal  status  and  freedom  provided  to  them  by  the  Government  of  Pakistan.

Shaykh  Ahmad  Ahsa'i was  widely  regarded  a  heretic  by  Shia  scholars  .Baha'is  try  to  portray  him  as  one  of  the  forerunners  to the  Bab  and  Baha'u'lluh  who  was hated  by  the  Shia  clergy  because  of  his  connections  with  the  Babi  and 

Baha is  actively  engage  in  proselytizing  missions  that  are  utterly  against  the  investigation  of  truth.in  these  campaigns  -that  continue  with  great  force  today illiterate  masses  in  third  world  countries  that  have  no  means  of  investigating  the  truth  whatever, are  converted  to  Baha  ism  under  the  disguise  of  education  and  humanitarian  relief. Moojan  Momen  ,the  prominent  Baha’i author ,explains  this  by  writing.

Friday, 02 September 2016 01:10

Earlier Baha’is were involved in Opium Trade

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Bab’s Family (Notorious ’Afnan’ Opium Traders) By Prof. Juan Cole

The export crops passed through Shiraz on their way to the Gulf. Iranian long-distance merchants from Fars developed marketing networks for these commodities, establishing trading houses in Bombay, Calcutta, Port Said, Istanbul and even Hong Kong. The encounter with European colonial institutions, and with local reformist and independence movements, made these Iranian expatriates more cosmopolitan than the majority of their compatriots. Within Iran, those merchants who proved successful in the opium trade grew fabulously wealthy and politically influential, as did the government officials, such a Qavam al-Mulk, who sponsored it and taxed it. As we shall see below, one of the important Iranian export houses (with an outpost in Hong Kong) was operated by the Afnan clan, Baha’is and relatives of the Bab.[1]

The backbone of the Shiraz Baha’i community, however, was the artisans and merchants. The merchants benefited from a number of advantages, including their mobility and the international character of their commerce. Bombay served, not only as a center of trade, but also as a place where Baha’i culture could begin to be developed more freely. In the late 1880s the Afnan clan established a printing press in Bombay, where they printed several volumes of Baha’u’llah’s writings and smuggled them back into Iran for distribution throughout the country through clandestine Baha’i networks. Should any of the Afnans become controversial, they could always send him to one of their commercial outposts (thus, they dispatched Aqa Nur al-Din to Bombay in 1879 in the wake of the judicial murder on charges of heresy of his business associates, Hasan and Husayn Nahri in Isfahan). In the 1880s, the Afnan families of Shiraz and Yazd were influential in founding a Baha’i community in Ashkhabad, under the tsarist Transcaspian administration not far from the Iranian border, which served as a refuge for some Baha’is from  persecution and as a further commercial opportunity, in the tea trade.[2]


[1] A major secondary source on this family is Muhammad ‘Ali Fayzi, Khandan-i Afnan, Sidrih-’i Rahman (Tehran: Baha’i Publishing Trust, 127 B.E./1971); for

our period, this source mostly replicates information available in the primary account, Mirza Habib Allah Afnan, ”Tarikh-i Amri-yi Shiraz,” copy of  uncatalogued Persian MS, Afnan Library, London, and I will keep most citations to the latter.


[2] Moojan Momen, ”The Bahai Community of Ashkhabad: Its Social Basis and Importance in Baha’i History,” in Shirin Akiner, ed., Cultural Change and Continuity in Central Asia (London: Kegan Paul International, 1991), pp. 278-305.






Mr. Shahriar Razavi is currently serving as a member of the Universal House of Justice, the supreme governing body of the Bahá’í Faith. Prior to his election to the

Universal House of Justice in 2008, served as a Counselor at the International Teaching Centre in Haifa, Israel. From 2003 till 2008. Mr. Razavi served as a counselor in Europe from 2000 to 2003.

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