A Lost History of the Baha'i Faith: The Progressive by Shua Ullah Behai, Eric Stetson

By Shua Ullah Behai, Eric Stetson

A background of the relations of Mirza Husayn Ali Baha'u'llah (d. 1892) instructed from their very own point of view. those are these Baha'i family members of Baha'u'llah whom Abbas Effendi 'Abdu'l-Baha made Covenant Breakers and ostracized from the better Baha'i sect. This booklet is the 1st of its type and an enormous ancient record.

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Dr. ” Other distinguished Baha’i scholars, such as Drs. John and Linda Walbridge, likewise have resigned their membership after being threatened by Baha’i officials for seeking greater openness of scholarly dialogue and administrative re8 form of the faith. ” Originally published in The Journalfor the Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 37, No. 2 (June 1998): 234-248. htm 7 Ibid. 8 Dr. John Walbridge is a professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University. His late wife, Dr.

For example, Zaidis believe in only five Imams, and Ismailis believe in seven. 31 The Sasanian dynasty ruled the last Iranian empire before the coming of Islam. 14 A Lost History of the Baha’i Faith 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Muhammad Baqir, son of Zayn al-Abedin. Ja'far Sadiq, son of Muhammad Baqir. 32 Musa Kazim, son of Ja'far Sadiq. 33 Ali Reza, son of Musa Kazim. Muhammad [al-Jawad] Taqi, son of Ali Reza. Ali [al-Hadi] Naqi, son of Muhammad Taqi. Hasan Askari, son of Ali Naqi. H. ] The Shi'ites hold that he did not die, but disappeared in an underground passage in Surra Man Ra'a; that he still lives surrounded by a chosen band of his followers in one of the 36 mystical cities called Jabulqa and Jabulsa; and that when the fullness of time is come, when the earth is filled with injustice, and the faithful are plunged in despair, he will come forth to overthrow the infidels, establish universal peace and justice and inaugurate a millennium of blessedness.

New and more extensive scholarship on this specific subject has been needed for decades, and finally is brought forward in A 140. html. com/ca3/ xxxviii A Lost History of the Baha’i Faith Lost History of the Baha’i Faith—which hopefully will not be the last book to cover this critical ground with the goal of objectivity. What makes this new book special—other than the fact that its intriguing subject matter has mostly been ignored for nearly a century— is that most of its contents were written by the immediate family of the Baha’i prophet himself.

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