By Shua Ullah Behai, Eric Stetson
A background of the kin of Mirza Husayn Ali Baha'u'llah (d. 1892) informed from their very own viewpoint. those are these Baha'i relations of Baha'u'llah whom Abbas Effendi 'Abdu'l-Baha made Covenant Breakers and ostracized from the higher Baha'i sect. This publication is the 1st of its sort and an incredible ancient record.
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Dear reader, if you scrutinize the above-mentioned ideal principles propounded by the founder of the movement, you will discover that they are for the interest and happiness of humanity. The Baha’i movement has preached th these humanitarian principles from the beginning of the 19 century. Baha’u’llah God’s revelation is like a crystal fountain that flows into the hearts of the Chapter 1. The Origin of the Baha’i Movement 3 prophets from time to time. This fountain, crossing the life of Zoroaster, produced through his teachings great kings, experienced politicians, wise philosophers, inspired poets and outstanding men of art.
It seemed inconceivable to me, for example, that any legitimate religious scholar could tolerate a policy Preface xliii such as “pre-publication review,” in which a committee of Baha’i officials must censor and approve all books and academic articles written by Baha’is about their religion. I felt that the Baha’i faith needed to be reformed, but reform was not something that Baha’is were allowed to discuss. Feeling my spirit called in other directions, I eventually became a liberal Christian and Unitarian Universalist.
Xlvii Kamar Bahai in the 1960s. xlviii i 1 The Origin of the Baha’i Movement By Kamar Bahai 1 Kamar Bahai (October 5,1904 - November 10,1970) was a granddaughter of Baha’u’llah through his son Badi Ullah. ” Both were originally written in English and Arabic versions, as were all the letters and essays of Mrs. Bahai that are reproduced in this book. —The Editor O The Baha’i Movement The reader has noticed that the local newspapers, Hebrew and English, have allotted space to writers who attempted insofar as they were acquainted with the subject to publish information regarding the essence of the Baha’i movement....
A Lost History of the Baha'i Faith: The Progressive Tradition of Baha’u’llah’s Forgotten Family by Shua Ullah Behai, Eric Stetson