Sunday, November 12, 2006

Egypt: Yet Another Giant Interviewed

In its recent edition of 9 November 2006, an independent daily newspaper from Kuwait called al-Seyassah [The Politics], published a full page article on its interview with Mr. Amin Battah, an eighty year-old prominent member of the Egyptian Baha'i Community.

The interview covers all aspects of the Baha'i Faith, including its history in Egypt and the rest of the world, its Founder and His successors, its principles, its teachings, its beliefs, its writings, its administrative structure, its goals, and its hopes for the future of the world and for humankind. It also elaborated on the trials, persecutions and legal challenges endured by the Egyptian Baha'is.

The article includes a photograph of Mr. Battah in his home holding al-Kitab al-Aqdas [the Most Holy Book], which is the Book of Laws revealed by Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Baha'i Faith. Another photograph shows the Shrine of the Bab [Gate], the Forerunner of Baha'u'llah, as well as the terraces and gardens surrounding the shrine on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel where the Baha'i World Centre is located.

The interview highlights the fact that the Baha'i Faith is a Divine religion, that it is practical in approach, and that its principles and goals are to serve society and solve its economic problems. It also pointed out that Baha'u'llah has revealed over 120 volumes of sacred writings during His ministry.

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Mr. Battah clarified that the Baha'i Faith is the most recent in a succession of progressive nine Divine Revelations from the Almighty God [the last of Messengers being Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, Bab and Baha'u'llah]. He also indicated that Baha'u'llah is the Promised One as prophesied in all previous Divine Books, who will bring about unity of humanity and unity of the world. He stressed that Baha'is are required to obey their just-government, and that Baha'is promote the idea of founding a world authority charged with the preservation of security and peace for the whole world.


  1. What more can be said...But to repeat the same message over and over again. Perhaps it is the kindly tongue, that makes the difference, having the chance to look into the listeners face and see what would be appropriate and timely (kind of hard on the Internet), the listener's sincerity, and measurement guage for truth...

    Edo River rising

  2. As "others" repeat their misrepresentations, there is also a need to repeat the truth....

  3. In your previous post you spoke about Mustapha, was he the one who wrote the book "Bahá'ulláh, The Great Annoucment of The Qur'án"?
    I read the book and I enjoy it very much.
    Something else, have you heard about Manuel José? He's a portuguese football trainer.

  4. good point, Bilo.
    Say can you connect with what Sr. moutinho is saying?
    Edo River rising

  5. Dear Joao,

    No, he is not, it is another Mustapha. Regarding Manuel Jose, I do not know him; just curious why you asked this question?

    Dear Edo River,

    I'll look up Sr. Moutinho....

  6. About Mustapha I know that one is a wonderful person and the other is even better.
    Manuel José is a Football coach and someties I am afraid the main Religion in Portugal is ... football.

  7. Joao,
    It is all now coming together!
    Legendary Brazilian coach catapulting Portugal's Football team into the final rounds of the World was fun to watch...particularly his character, leadership style and body language. He reminded me with Gene Hackman (the actor)....


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