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The Bahá’í Faith: An Indictment

A common theme in the philosophia perennis adopted by some Traditionalists is that of the “transcendent Unity of all religions”.  This perspective had its origins in the inter-war period, and was first discussed by René Guénon in the 1920′s, and, a decade later, in some more considerable detail by Frithjof Schuon, a Swiss-born metaphysician.  In this line of thought, one might be tempted to believe, or even convinced, that the Bahá’í Faith is somehow a perennial belief system.  Indeed, on some level the Bahá’ís do claim that they embrace the teachings of Zoroaster, Abraham, Moses, Sakyamuni Buddha, Krishna, Jesus, Muhammad and, most recently, the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh.

Many Bahá’í documents, as well as the exponents of the Faith, attempt to cast this cult in such a light, by establishing it as the next “big idea,” which will establish not only a world religion, but a world language (currently deemed Esperanto) and a world government (to be administered from the Israeli city of Haifa).  But, as far as this religion goes, even the Bahá’í admit that, “what ties Bahá’ís together is not acceptance of a set of theological proposals – which the fundamentalists and liberals will always disagree about – but rather loyalty and obedience to a central figure or institution,” and that, “ because the Bahá’í Faith is of relatively recent origin, it has been able to take on board many of the features of the modern world” [1].

With this said, what follows is not intended to be a refutation of the entire Bahá’í religion, but rather, an attempt to discuss and expose some of its modernist aspects.

If one has an incorrect understanding of Traditionalist thought, only then would it is possible to ignore that Bahá’í Faith is fully ingrained in the modernist way of thinking, and that because of its relative youth, it is an ideal belief system. This is,however, no more sensible, than if one might regard American democracy to be an ideal government because of its relative recency and all-inclusiveness.  Preaching the unity of all religion, the Bahá’í faith claims to encompass the teachings of Zoroaster, Abraham, Moses, Sakyamuni Buddha, Krishna, Jesus, Muhammad and, most recently, the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh. Because of this, they have deceived Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, and other practicioners of the Traditional faith, alluring them towards themselves.

If one believes the Bahá’í claims, one will think that Bahaism is the latest universal religion with superior omnipresent laws that supercede all others. From an exoteric point of view, one can draw similarities to it. At the very core of the Perennialist philosophy is the idea that there is a single body of truth known as the perennial wisdom which human beings have known from a very early point in history. Yet, this is where the similarity ends. While Bahá’ism strives to combine all religions in a single ‘melting pot,’ Perennialists and Traditionalists are able to see the value of other religious systems while staying within orthodox boundaries. Moreover, Bahá’ism in itself tends to contradict the thermodynamic principles of Traditionalism. Evola himself rejected the “myth of progress,” and recognized the process of “slow obscuration” from the Higher giving rise to the Lower. Baháism, however itself makes no attempt to hide its revisionist nature, and even stakes a claim to fame that it is a religion especially made for modern times. Thus, the very nature of Bahá’ism is self-contradictory; while claiming to be a part of tradition, it significantly tries to obscure and distort it.

It is also important to understand the origins of the Bahá’í. As stated before, Bahá’ism was a false teaching conceived as the antithesis to Tradition in general and Islam in particular. The creation of the false religion, first created by a Persian heretic, was also aided by foreign (particularly Russian, English, and Jewish) Marxists and atheists. This can be seen in the destructive, amoral doctrine of Bahá’ism itself. Bahá’u'lláh claimed not only that he was a Prophet that exceeded Muhammad, but also that he was the incarnation of Allah, and is thus guilty of what Islam calls shirk (associating partners with God).  These two ideas alone put him far outside the mainstream of monotheistic and Islamic thought.  In other places, they claim that,  “in creation there is no evil, all is good. Certain qualities and natures innate in some men and apparently blameworthy are not so in reality.” This, in essence, was a license for moral inequity and moral relativism, having rejected the previous framework of distinguishing between what the Muslims called halal (lawful) and haraam (forbidden).

One of the early aims of the Haifan cult was to strike against Islam and create political and spiritual instability in Muslim societies. They also reject many verses of the Qur’an because they believe that the Muslims have distorted them. They also reject Hajj and want to destroy the Ka’bah and distribute its rubble throughout the world. Also, a study of the Aqdas in Arabic and English will reveal that nowhere had Bahá’u'lláh prohibited sodomy and homosexuality. This leads one to believe that had he actually completed the law, he would have made sodomy and homosexuality permissible and actually encouraged it. These example, as well as countless others (some of which are explained here) make it clear that Bahá’ism is nothing but a false teaching which merely appropriates exoteric Islamic concepts in an attempt to undermine Islam.  This persists even today, when the Bahá’í have become the favored minority of the liberal West seeking to undermine the Islamic Republic of Iran!

The Universal House of Justice in Haifa, Israel. According to some Baha'is, the UHJ is to be the future seat of a one-world government

When Bahá’u'lláh’s creed was introduced to the West in the 20th early century, it became the darling of the Marxists and feminists because of its ideology, and in 1986, with the sanction of the Universal House of Justice, the American Association for Bahá’í studies would convene a meeting to “to help Bahá’ís understand Marxist principles”.  Thus, in the West, the some of the Bahá’ísm developed very much along culturally Marxist lines, as the “original” ideas in Bahá’ísm were developed further, and taken to extremes.  Hence, those ideas were gradually reinvented by naive Western do-gooders into a social program that masqueraded as “faith”.  In turn, these new concepts soon permeated through the rest of the Bahá’í faith, transforming it into what we know of it today.  Even if we give Bahá’u’lláh the benefit of doubt by assuming he had honest intentions, today’s Bahá’í Faith is has devolved into a litany of externalist and worldly Marxist goals, like secular world government and feminism.

In essence, the purpose of the Bahá’í faith is like that of the communists of the 20th century or American imperialists of the 21st century: to spread all over the world and to be governed by the commands of a single elite group. Like the aforementioned, they wish to create a single world empire with a single world culture and language and abolish race and culture in favour of their devious ideology.

About Dawud al-Sini

Dawud al-Sini the webmaster of RidingTheTiger.org. He is currently employed as a biomedical researcher and translator working in Taiwan. His technical interests include biomechanics, biomaterials, and nanofluidics. His other interests include both religious studies as well as the theory of history and politics.
  • http://www.facebook.com/aldecker1970 Arthur Logan Decker III

    I’m afraid your article is full of misinformation. The lies you are simply repeating have been circulated by the enemies of the Baha’i Faith since it’s inception. Would one read a book to understand Islam (or any other religion) written by an enemy of that religion? I can tell that you do not understand the Baha’is nor do you understand the Traditionalists. What is the purpose of writing this article? It serves no purpose but to create discord and hatred, which is what many “Traditionalists” feel it is their obligation to do. Why don’t you find ways to fight the Greater Jihad against your personal imperfections, and leave other people to themselves? They have their own battles to fight!

  • rowe

    Very insightful article. Having been indoctrinated into this cult as a child and having only escaped 45 years later I can verify that what Dawud says is accurate. Baha’is invariably get defensive when the contradictory nature of their religion is pointed out, even when it is the actual words of the founders of their religion that are used to prove that contradictory nature. When it is pointed out that their Guru Baha’u'llah was informed by his followers of their intention to murder several Babis at the gate in Akka and did nothing effective to prevent those several murders from occurring they make excuses. In today’s law Baha’u'llah would have been held criminally accountable for such murders and perhaps even have been found to be complicit in those murders since in one account from one of his followers Baha’u'llah gave his implicit permission for those murders to be committed. Also the fact that the Baha’i religion was a dis-unifying disaster for each generation of the ‘holy’ family is overlooked even though the oneness of humanity is supposedly pivotal to Baha’i teachings. Baha’u'llah, Abdu’l-Baha’, and Shoghi Effendi all failed to live by this precept in their own lives. Clearly this makes them all hypocrites with words praising human oneness coming out one side of their mouths and words counselling the shunning of their own family members and others as spiritually contagious lepers coming out the other side of their mouths. Definitely a cult to be avoided at all cost.

    Cheers

    Larry Rowe

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