Saturday, January 03, 2009

Why Are Baha'is Persecuted in Egypt & Iran? Part-1

A question that always appears to linger in our minds is Why Baha'is continue to be actively and systematically persecuted in Egypt & Iran? If one attempts to find a justification, one fails to find any logical reason for such uncalled-for treatment of the followers of a religion that seeks peace, equality and justice.

Considering the events in Egypt and Iran over the past couple of years, an unprecedented spontaneous large-scale media publicity was the natural outcome of these events. This publicity and exposure was not limited to only the Middle East, but rather spread to the entire world. Human rights organizations, activists, free thinkers as well as academics and prominent media persona and bloggers played an active part in making the case of the oppressed Baha'is publicly known, have condemned the unjust and illegitimate treatment of the Baha'is, and have been playing a very active part in the defense of their rights.

A natural consequence of such publicity and exposure is that any independent seeker of truth will attempt to investigate for him/herself what this religion is all about. Thus, in order to begin this process, let us do just that by directly examining the religion itself. This careful examination will be presented over the next few posts and will begin with the following paragraphs:
The Baha'i Faith is a world religion whose purpose is to unite all the races and peoples in one universal Cause and one common Faith. Baha'is are the followers of Bahá’u’lláh, who they believe is the Promised One of all Ages. As you know, the traditions of almost every people include the promise of a future when peace and harmony will be established on earth and humankind will live in prosperity.

Baha'is believe that the promised hour has come and that Bahá’u’lláh is the great Personage Whose Teachings will enable humanity to build a new world. In one of His Writings, Bahá’u’lláh says:

"That which the Lord hath ordained as the sovereign remedy and mightiest instrument for the healing of all the world is the union of all its peoples in one universal Cause, one common Faith."

The Bahá’í Faith is a world religion whose purpose is to unite all the races and peoples in one universal Cause and one common Faith.

To be continued....


  1. Some people are afraid of the Baha'i Faith because of the LACK OF CLERGY within it's ranks....

    And the Structure of it's assemblies that are totally devoid of any political campaigning ....

    power is shared by all the members instead of concentrated on a select few...

  2. The more they know about it, the less "afraid" they will become....


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