1978 December 18, 00:00 (Monday)
Original Classification: CONFIDENTIAL
Current Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
From: Iran Shiraz | SHIRAZ OR-M
Markings: Sheryl P. Walter
Declassified/Released US Department of State
EO Systematic Review 20 Mar 2014
To: Secretary of State
The Almighty God says in Surah Yasin of the Holy Quran:
And from the remote part of the city there came a man running, he said: O my people! follow the apostles; Follow him who does not ask you for reward, and they are the followers of the right course…
Referring to the prolific nature of Baha’u’llah's revelation of verses, Shoghi Effendi writes "that during the first two years after His return from His retirement, according to the testimony of Nabil, who was at that time living in Baghdad, the unrecorded verses that streamed from His lips averaged, in a single day and night, the equivalent of the Quran! As to those verses which He either dictated or wrote Himself, their number was no less remarkable than either the wealth of material they contained, or the diversity of subjects to which they referred. A vast, and indeed the greater, proportion of these writings were, alas, lost irretrievably to posterity. No less an authority than Mirza Aqa Jan, Baha’u’llah's amanuensis, affirms, as reported by Nabil, that by the express order of Baha’u’llah, hundreds of thousands of verses, mostly written by His own hand, were obliterated and cast into the river. Finding me reluctant to execute His orders, Mirza Aqa Jan has related to Nabil, Baha’u’llah would reassure me saying: "None is to be found at this time worthy to hear these melodies" '...Not once, or twice, but innumerable times, was I commanded to repeat this act.'
By: Nima Wahid Azal
In this podcast Keyvan Yahyaʾi and I discuss the career of Ḥasan M. Balyūzī, Bahāʾī native informer and lackey of the British establishment; Hand of the Cause appointed by Shoghi Effendi; and the first head and spokesman of the BBC Persian section; and how the career and position of Ḥasan M. Balyūzī proves uncritically the appendage and vassalage nature of the Haifan Bahāʾī organization to the Anglo-American establishment.
About PSA Program, One Baha'i claims :
The Preparation for Social Action (PSA) program seeks to empower youth by making math, science, language, community development, and technology applicable to their everyday lives. Its curriculum is both theoretical and action-oriented, integrating study with community-building activities. To date, PSA has reached over 500 community members.
In the Lawḥ-i ḥikma he writes:
We perused not the books which men possess and We acquired not the learning current amongst them, and yet whenever We desire to quote the sayings of the learned and of the wise, presently there will appear before the face of thy Lord in the form of a tablet all that which hath appeared in the world and is revealed in the Holy Books and Scriptures. Thus do We set down in writing that which the eye perceiveth.