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by Keyvan
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "SERVANT OF GLORY" film as way to produce entry-by-troops
Replies: 11
Views: 24450

Re: "SERVANT OF GLORY" film as way to produce entry-by-troops

just heard back from my friend who took the pre-publication version of book 8. he said that this specific point is not the book 8 he took. i guess ill contact them.
by Keyvan
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "SERVANT OF GLORY" film as way to produce entry-by-troops
Replies: 11
Views: 24450

Re: "SERVANT OF GLORY" film as way to produce entry-by-troops

Yeah I just contacted my friend who did a pre-publication book 8 course to see if its included already.

I don't know if the NSA would be right for it. It would make more sense to contact someone at the Ruhi Institute yeah? Anyone have a contact for that?
by Keyvan
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "SERVANT OF GLORY" film as way to produce entry-by-troops
Replies: 11
Views: 24450

Re: "SERVANT OF GLORY" film as way to produce entry-by-troops

btw RobertD = Darrick Evenson alias ....right?
by Keyvan
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "SERVANT OF GLORY" film as way to produce entry-by-troops
Replies: 11
Views: 24450

Re: "SERVANT OF GLORY" film as way to produce entry-by-troops

I hope Ruhi book 8 ("The Covenant") makes mention of these quotes explaining how "on behalf of" is authoritative and approved by the pertaining Infallible Institution, and is NOT based on the personal opinions of "secretaries" - sheesh, it seems like people only downpla...
by Keyvan
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: House members to increase?
Replies: 6
Views: 20837

Re: House members to increase?

Thanks Brett, I knew there was something obvious in the Aqdas that I just kept overlooking. Bruce, while I agree with your sentiment in general when talking about government, there are a few differences here. I think there is a great benefit to eventually increasing the size of the House of Justice ...
by Keyvan
Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: House members to increase?
Replies: 6
Views: 20837

House members to increase?

I just watched this video on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofGw03gqDH4 In it, someone asked Mr. Nakhjavani if the number of House members would increase in the future. He says that it is possible, and that it is up to when the Universal House of Justice is guided that the time is right. He ...
by Keyvan
Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Timely "coincidences"
Replies: 2
Views: 9087

Re: Timely "coincidences"

Notice each World Congress seems to occur ever 29 years, and each of them ends up being a marker for a centenaries. So far they have been by choice, but as this trend follows of 29 years, it seems to be lining up with other centenaries 1963 - 100 years after the Declaration of Baha'u'llah 29 years l...
by Keyvan
Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Clusters
Replies: 0
Views: 19977

Clusters

I'm trying to get a feel for just how many clusters there are in the world, and by nation? Is there a reference for this anywhere? Maybe even how many clusters by grade (though fielding that is like trying to hit a moving target)

Lets try to compile as much info as possible.
by Keyvan
Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bah'ulllahs Photographs
Replies: 13
Views: 30179

Re: Bah'ulllahs Photographs

As I understand it, before the Internet circulation, a Covenant-Breaker published a book and included that photograph (which he somehow got a hold off). I'm guessing someone scanned that picture from that book and published it online.
by Keyvan
Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bah'ulllahs Photographs
Replies: 13
Views: 30179

Re: Bah'ulllahs Photographs

Once I was at a lecture by Fmr. Universal House of Justice Member Ali Nakhjavani, at the LA Baha'i Center. He was asked a question about this photograph that is on Wikipedia and other sites. He explained that the wikipedia photo was one the "first take" they took of Baha'u'llah. Baha'u'lla...
by Keyvan
Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Being forced to recant faith - excused?
Replies: 4
Views: 12980

Re: Being forced to recant faith - excused?

Ah, thought so. It's interesting how there is a sharp difference between Dispensations. Unless, do you know of any interpretation of that quote from the Qur'an? Otherwise, any ideas on why the circumstances were different during the former Dispensation?
by Keyvan
Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Being forced to recant faith - excused?
Replies: 4
Views: 12980

Being forced to recant faith - excused?

The Qur'an says: 016.106 YUSUFALI: Any one who, after accepting faith in Allah, utters Unbelief,- except under compulsion, his heart remaining firm in Faith - but such as open their breast to Unbelief, on them is Wrath from Allah, and theirs will be a dreadful Penalty. PICKTHAL: Whoso disbelieveth i...
by Keyvan
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: TOP 10 Evidences that the Bahai faith is truth?
Replies: 15
Views: 27865

Re: TOP 10 Evidences that the Bahai faith is truth?

Mystic, what you wrote is a series of untruths, claims you thought up without thought and research and never bothered to verify. If you had actually studied the Baha'i Faith, and more sepecifically Baha'i HISTORY, you would realize your historical claims are not only false, but the points that you a...
by Keyvan
Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i Community in Iraq
Replies: 0
Views: 18907

Baha'i Community in Iraq

I was wondering if anyone has any information on the development of the Baha'i Community in Iraq since the new government came into power. I've read this 2006 link here http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71422.htm, which describes how even though the new government is more tolerant, some residu...
by Keyvan
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: TOP 10 Evidences that the Bahai faith is truth?
Replies: 15
Views: 27865

Re: TOP 10 Evidences that the Bahai faith is truth?

I really reject that "prophecy fulfilled" site The guy who made it (I'm guessing) Is a former Mormon, who has this personal belief that there is a bit of truth to Mormonism and in association, Native American beliefs, and elevates their status to that of other Independent World Religions, ...
by Keyvan
Thu May 28, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Wife of IR Presidential candidate Mousavi quotes Abdu'l Baha
Replies: 1
Views: 9218

Wife of IR Presidential candidate Mousavi quotes Abdu'l Baha

Men and women are like "two wings," she told the Tabriz University crowd at a rally on Tuesday. "A bird can't fly with one wing or with a broken wing," she said, drawing applause from the mostly student gathering. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090527/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_iran_mousav...
by Keyvan
Fri May 22, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why a Messenger after Muhammad?
Replies: 19
Views: 52469

Re: WHy a Messenger after Muhammad?

Sealing Prophethood (Nabi), was to lay forth the Administration of the Dispensation of the Quran. There was a need to distinguish this Dispensation from the Jewish Dispensation, in which after a Prophet died, the community was lead by a successive hierarchical Prophet. Since there were so many simil...
by Keyvan
Tue May 19, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women and equality?
Replies: 19
Views: 38376

Re: Women and equality?

btw about my comment on "checks and balances" I didn't mean it in that sense, I'm just trying to evoke that this clearly shouldn't carry the concerns of a "male dominated system" since women are the electors though not the electees of this Institution. That is, since women are th...
by Keyvan
Mon May 18, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women and equality?
Replies: 19
Views: 38376

Re: Women and equality?

I don't agree with the whole "world is not ready" explanation ... Baha'i's bring forth a new standard, the Revelation is to cleanse mankind of primative standards of equality and bring it to the future, towards true equality. If this were the case, then the faith would be conforming to th...
by Keyvan
Mon May 18, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women and equality?
Replies: 19
Views: 38376

Re: Women and equality?

By the way, Keyvan, to add to my point just now, I realized your point about pregnancy, but my point was that I think it will inevitably raise the opposite idea in many people's minds regardless...I remember one talk a while back by a House member where he suggested his own idea was related to biol...
by Keyvan
Sun May 17, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women and equality?
Replies: 19
Views: 38376

Re: Women and equality?

I don't agree with the whole "world is not ready" explanation either. I've heard that idea floated around since I was a little kid, and it just never added up. Baha'i's bring forth a new standard, the Revelation is to cleanse mankind of primative standards of equality and bring it to the f...
by Keyvan
Sun May 17, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women and equality?
Replies: 19
Views: 38376

Re: Women and equality?

I don't buy the "pregnancy" argument - the hard work of parenthood begins after the birth, and it is for men and women alike. If that were the reason, a minimum age would serve the purpose, but we hardly need that, since nowadays members of the UHJ are usually in their 50's or 60's when f...
by Keyvan
Sun May 17, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women and equality?
Replies: 19
Views: 38376

Re: Women and equality?

I strongly disagree with that notion that one day the make-up of the Universal House of Justice will change. For one thing, by that logic of a merger of other institutions, it doesn't mean that the provisions of the make-up of those institutions will carry over, just their roles and jurisdiction. T...
by Keyvan
Sun May 17, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women and equality?
Replies: 19
Views: 38376

Re: Women and equality?

Women in the Baha'i Faith are allowed to serve on any Administrative Institution, save the Universal House of Justice. So lets look at why that is, and what's so unique about the Universal House of Justice. Unique qualities of the Universal House of Justice 1) The Head of the faith charged with the ...
by Keyvan
Thu May 07, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Buddhist or Bahai?
Replies: 4
Views: 13191

Re: Buddhist or Bahai?

Have you read the Kitab-i-Iqan yet?
by Keyvan
Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Qiblah towards the shrine?
Replies: 4
Views: 13327

Re: Qiblah towards the shrine?

Also remember, 137 O people of the Bayan! Fear ye the Most Merciful and consider what He hath revealed in another passage. He said: "The Qiblih is indeed He Whom God will make manifest; whenever He moveth, it moveth, until He shall come to rest." Thus was it set down by the Supreme Ordaine...
by Keyvan
Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bahais who used to be Muslim
Replies: 0
Views: 16887

Re: Bahais who used to be Muslim

The foundation of the Baha'i Community is rooted in those who came to the Baha'i Faith from Islam. Countless devout followers, even many noble Muslim clergymen became Baha'i's. Actually to say "convert" is not proper perse since Baha'u'llah's faith did not come to replace Islam, but to ful...
by Keyvan
Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The faith in UAE
Replies: 4
Views: 14941

Re: The faith in UAE

If you hear about any conferences going on in Dubai or anywhere else in the gulf, please let me know. I've been trying to find one to go to.
by Keyvan
Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Number of Bahai's worldwide?
Replies: 9
Views: 19484

Re: Number of Bahai's worldwide?

As for India, I read somewhere (cant verify) that most live in more rural and/or relatively disenfranchised areas. So they are there, but most just don't exactly have the opportunity to get out of the country and visit Baha'i communities around the world, or have computers and broadband to particip...
by Keyvan
Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Number of Bahai's worldwide?
Replies: 9
Views: 19484

Re: Number of Bahai's worldwide?

As for India, I read somewhere (cant verify) that most live in more rural and/or relatively disenfranchised areas. So they are there, but most just don't exactly have the opportunity to get out of the country and visit Baha'i communities around the world, or have computers and broadband to participa...
by Keyvan
Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Number of Bahai's worldwide?
Replies: 9
Views: 19484

Re: Number of Bahai's worldwide?

Trying to get a current headcount is like trying to shoot a moving target. id love to know the answer, but I think its more practical (and useful) try to track the rate of growth, and projected exponential growth of that rate over time, than it is to try to track a ballpark figure for how many peopl...
by Keyvan
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i update --- need some guidance!
Replies: 9
Views: 19299

Re: Baha'i update-need some guidance!

Oh you aren't? I guess I misread your post. Sorry about that.
by Keyvan
Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i update --- need some guidance!
Replies: 9
Views: 19299

Re: Baha'i update-need some guidance!

This is the official position of the Baha'i Faith on unmarried couples living together: 1270. Regarding Couples Living Together without Being Married "When considering cases of couples who are living together without being married it is important to distinguish those who started this associatio...
by Keyvan
Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i update --- need some guidance!
Replies: 9
Views: 19299

Re: Baha'i update-need some guidance!

OBLIGATORY PRAYERS: This is very understandable and I totally relate. That's why we have the "Short Obligatory Prayer." It takes 15 seconds in the afternoon. Surely you can find 15 seconds in the afternoon (break from work, closing your eyes at your desk, or right before you start your car...
by Keyvan
Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i update --- need some guidance!
Replies: 9
Views: 19299

Re: Baha'i update-need some guidance!

One important thing that needs to be said because this is a common discussion. Yes no one is perfect and is bound to mistakes, etc etc. However , the fact of that alone does not mean we can accept a margin of imperfection for ourselves. We have to keep striving for perfection, and never consciously ...
by Keyvan
Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 2003 Guyana NSA Letter to their National Government
Replies: 9
Views: 17099

Re: 2003 Guyana NSA Letter to their National Government

Well explained Brett. For this particular situation though, I'm sure you can agree, its basically questioning the decision of a National Spiritual Assembly, at which point there is no body in the world left to appeal to other than the Universal House of Justice. Not to mention, the answers to these ...
by Keyvan
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 2003 Guyana NSA Letter to their National Government
Replies: 9
Views: 17099

Re: 2003 Guyana NSA Letter to their National Government

To clarify, I didn't mean to come off as though to undermine the National Spiritual Assembly of Guyana. I am just confused and puzzled by this decision though to the point that I question the righteousness of it. (I rarely if ever find points to question to this extreme, of administrative bodies) Un...
by Keyvan
Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 2003 Guyana NSA Letter to their National Government
Replies: 9
Views: 17099

Re: 2003 Guyana NSA Letter to their National Government

I mean it just doesn't make any sense is all. 1) We as Baha'i's believe that old-world/man-made governments will eventually fall apart or lose relevance by way of their societies embracing social decadence and corruption anyway. This is why we don't seek to influence or hold jurisdiction outside of ...
by Keyvan
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 2003 Guyana NSA Letter to their National Government
Replies: 9
Views: 17099

2003 Guyana NSA Letter to their National Government

Here is something I am having issue with. It is clear in the Baha'i Writings that we as Baha'i's should not and do not attempt to enforce our laws over those who are non-believers. This, let alone, when the Baha'i Faith is not even governing a nation, and a man-made government holds the reigns of po...
by Keyvan
Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the faith
Replies: 11
Views: 20469

Re: Some questions about the faith

ON WOMEN AND THE UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE - This is something that is misunderstood. People tend to judge the activities and make up of the Baha'i institutions based on the standards of the political institutions of their own society. 1) It is not the men of the Universal House of Justice who rule...
by Keyvan
Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Age of Aquarius - Zeitgeist
Replies: 2
Views: 11817

The Age of Aquarius - Zeitgeist

So I just watched Zeitgeist, which is a pretty popular documentary distributed on the Internet. It covers alternative studies on western religious beliefs, 9/11, the central banking system, and a number of conspiracy theories related thereto. Now I don't buy everything the the documentary said, but ...
by Keyvan
Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why do Baha'i's misunderstand what "shun politics" means?
Replies: 34
Views: 93491

Re: Why do Baha'i's misunderstand what "shun politics" means?

Keyvan, you said "No offense but are probably the last person here who should be talking about misrepresenting the faith in writing." If I say "you are probably the last person here who should be talking about...", would you not take offense? If you must, no doubt it is better t...
by Keyvan
Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why do Baha'i's misunderstand what "shun politics" means?
Replies: 34
Views: 93491

Re: Why do Baha'i's misunderstand what "shun politics" means?

Brett I made no "personal barbs." I addressed a condescending comment directed to myself by suggesting, non specifically mind you, why one should not condescend or act authoritative in any manner. It is not the position of any living individual to act in such a manner, let alone one with a...
by Keyvan
Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why do Baha'i's misunderstand what "shun politics" means?
Replies: 34
Views: 93491

Re: Why do Baha'i's misunderstand what "shun politics" means?

Thank you Brett Sen McGlinn , nothing I said contradicts the quotes that you cited. I resent your misplaced sense of authority, you have provided no explanation for the issues you have with what I wrote. No offense but are probably the last person here who should be talking about misrepresenting the...
by Keyvan
Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Last Prophet?
Replies: 51
Views: 93962

Re: Last Prophet?

Keyvan, I do apologize for not having notified you by private message. I also should have preserved your exact text to refer back to it. However, Jonah and I are particularly wary (and weary) of categorical statements referring to a group of people, saying that they "always" do this, and ...
by Keyvan
Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Barack Obama Administration and Baha'i Human Rights
Replies: 8
Views: 19719

Re: The Barack Obama Administration and Baha'i Human Rights

I tend to agree with Vaughan here, that speaking of presidents or their advisors could give the impression that we will side with them or that we are trying to agitate for certain policies, etc. I know that for someone familiar with the Faith, that is a stretch, but we have to realize what most of ...
by Keyvan
Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why do Baha'i's misunderstand what "shun politics" means?
Replies: 34
Views: 93491

Why do Baha'i's misunderstand what "shun politics" means?

When it comes to "politics" I notice that Baha'i's tend to have a hyper-conscious and exaggerated understanding of what the faith says about it. Yes we are to "shun politics like the plague," this is true. However, this has lead to great misunderstandings by Baha'i's which has le...
by Keyvan
Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Barack Obama Administration and Baha'i Human Rights
Replies: 8
Views: 19719

Re: The Barack Obama Administration and Baha'i Human Rights

Do you think Obama really has power to change anything in the World? We as Baha'i's know that no old world system of government can ever bring mankind into an era of peace and justice. That is what the Baha'i administration is for. We can only get there though after Baha'i's are emancipated and on ...
by Keyvan
Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Barack Obama Administration and Baha'i Human Rights
Replies: 8
Views: 19719

Re: The Barack Obama Administration and Baha'i Human Rights

In my opinion, it is best for us as Baha'is not to refer to individual politicians and their political advisers-- that has been the consistent advice and policy over the years. There can be all sorts of implications we are not aware of, including some saying we are partisan, and claiming that we li...
by Keyvan
Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Last Prophet?
Replies: 51
Views: 93962

Re: Last Prophet?

by Keyvan
Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Last Prophet?
Replies: 51
Views: 93962

Re: Last Prophet?

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btw i dont know why my post on the previous page was edited. there was nothing offensive about the tone. that was unfair and i should have been consulted
by Keyvan
Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Last Prophet?
Replies: 51
Views: 93962

Re: Last Prophet?

In Islam they believe that the Mahdi heralds the return of Christ who makes the sharia universal before the day of Judgement. Now logically this is flawed on its face, because why in the world would the Mahdi and Christ come to triumph Islam throughout the world only for the world to end right afte...
by Keyvan
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Barack Obama Administration and Baha'i Human Rights
Replies: 8
Views: 19719

The Barack Obama Administration and Baha'i Human Rights

Now that the election is over, I think we've arrived at a a non-objectionable time to start a discussion on this issue. I've been thinking a great deal about what role the Obama Administration can have in influencing the human rights status of Baha'i's, specifically in Iran. I feel that Obama must a...
by Keyvan
Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: House authority
Replies: 31
Views: 45322

Re: House authority

the short answer is no. The National and Local Assemblies will eventually evolve into Houses of Justice when the Universal House of Justice says so. Its a very momentous step when that happens and I don't see any conceivable reason why the jurisdiction to do so would be anywhere outside the authorit...
by Keyvan
Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Last Prophet?
Replies: 51
Views: 93962

Re: Last Prophet?

Baha'u'llah says in Kitab-i-Aqdas that there will be no messenger after Him. But in the following one thousand years. I think it is related to the question of Abu Talib. So, if you see the perpetual mechanism of sending guidance from God through Apostles-Messengers then all those moments of the sea...
by Keyvan
Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:14 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Last Prophet?
Replies: 51
Views: 93962

Re: Last Prophet?

In Islam, if the Mahdi will reign until the Day of Judgement then how can the Day of Judgement herald the Mahdi? As well, can someone interpret this Hadith for me? "O Ali, you are to me as Aaron was to Moses, except that there is no prophet after me." In Islam they believe that the Mahdi ...
by Keyvan
Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Last Prophet?
Replies: 51
Views: 93962

Day of Resurrection

Here is a passage from the Persian Bayan as translated by Dr. Denis MacEoin http://www.h-net.org/~bahai/trans/bayan/bay2-7.htm The Seventh Gate of the Second Unity Concerning the explanation of the Day of Resurrection. The substance of this chapter is that the meaning of 'the Day of Resurrection' is...
by Keyvan
Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Last Prophet?
Replies: 51
Views: 93962

Re: Last Prophet?

Heres a quote: Lawh-i-Hasan-i-Sháhábadí Provisional translation of a Tablet of His holiness Bahá’u’lláh revealed by the Supreme Pen in the ’Akká period addressed to a certain Hasan living in Sháhábad of Arak in central Irán: He shineth from the Horizon of the Heaven of true Knowledge with Wisdom and...
by Keyvan
Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Who Claimed to be the Mahdi?
Replies: 15
Views: 31139

Re: Who Claimed to be the Mahdi?

Hi, Are you the same Ibn Abu Talib who posts on the Theology Web? No I am not. Ibn Abu Talib means "son of Abu Talib", and my name is Abu Talib "father of Talib". But anyway, how can every manifestation be the same when two or more of them can exist at one time? While The Bab an...
by Keyvan
Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Who Claimed to be the Mahdi?
Replies: 15
Views: 31139

Re: Who Claimed to be the Mahdi?

The Bab = Imam Mahdi = Return of the 12th Imam

Baha'u'llah = Spiritual "Return" of "Christ" = Return of Imam Hussein = He Whom God Shall Make Manifest
by Keyvan
Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Last Prophet?
Replies: 51
Views: 93962

Re: Last Prophet?

by Keyvan
Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Last Prophet?
Replies: 51
Views: 93962

Re: Last Prophet?

Muhammad is the Seal of the Prophets and Messengers until the Day of Resurrection. The difference is that Baha'i's believe the Day of Resurrection is the coming of a new Messenger - The Bab. The Bab (Imam Mahdi) was the prelude to the coming of Baha'u'llah ('return' of 'Christ')
by Keyvan
Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Reconciling Progressive Revelation with Christian viewpoints
Replies: 11
Views: 19170

Re: Reconciling Progressive Revelation with Christian viewpoints

thats weird. is it still not working for you?
by Keyvan
Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Discussion of Covenant-breakers
Replies: 16
Views: 26102

One More Thing

Yeah his insults are about the level of a fourth graders - he'll just curse you off and question your sexuality if you disagree with him. I want to add another thing. He's also become very openly racist. He talks down to those that are not Iranian and has this fanatic sense that all things western a...
by Keyvan
Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Discussion of Covenant-breakers
Replies: 16
Views: 26102

The Nima Hazini / "Wahid Azal" Story

Well Nima Hazini's story as I have pieced it together is like this, He was originally a Baha'i. Then he had issue with being obedient to the institutions of Guardianship and the Universal House of Justice. In web forums from the 90's he would talk about how he felt maybe the Will and Testament of Ab...
by Keyvan
Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shoghi Effendi's "Will", or lack thereof
Replies: 6
Views: 14349

Nima Hazini is notorious for manufacturing conspiracy theori

Nima Hazini is notorious for manufacturing conspiracy theories. He wakes up every morning and thinks up how he can go online to Baha'i message boards and spread lies to cause chaos. Seriously he floods message boards with conspiracy theories against the Baha'i Faith that have no documentation backi...
by Keyvan
Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 95-day engagement rule also applies to half-persians?
Replies: 12
Views: 29260

Re: 95-day engagement rule also applies to half-persians?

i can understand the puzzlement. the underlying concept here is that there are certain laws that have been applied in Iran as the faith has been a large developed community there more than any other antion, and not yet in the west. Huquq'u'llah for one thing wasn't applied universally until the 90's...
by Keyvan
Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: (VIDEO) a mullah in a mosque talking about the bahais
Replies: 5
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Re: (VIDEO) a mullah in a mosque talking about the bahais

I personally think it is wrong to generalize any group of people as being good, or being bad. It does disservice to the individual of any group in society. I don't think this sermon is very new. A Persian Baha'i played me a sermon just like this over two years ago, and translated it for me while it...
by Keyvan
Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sound clip of Shoghi Effendi?
Replies: 10
Views: 21159

Re: Sound clip of Shoghi Effendi?

I asked once when on pilgrimage and was told that as far as they knew there was no sound recording of the voice of Shoghi Effendi. There are. I know someone who worked in the Audio/Visual department when he was on service in Haifa. There are recorded speeches and sermons of Shoghi Effendi. He would...

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