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by Keyvan
Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Anti-Baha'i site
Replies: 22
Views: 29130

To simply resolve this we need to establish whether Imran has made up the information on his site or whether he has the sources to back him up. Imran is apparently fluent in farsi and arabic therefore someone who is also fluent in these languages should request the sources. If Imran fails to delive...
by Keyvan
Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Anti-Baha'i site
Replies: 22
Views: 29130

to omid: you know this is what always happens with people who attack the faith like this. whether with anger, or passively like Imran. now we know, as imran has done here, they make up random stories and call it history, without any source to back it, and they make up quotes that do not exist. but w...
by Keyvan
Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Anti-Baha'i site
Replies: 22
Views: 29130

Hey, Maybe you can point out the mistakes he has made because as a Bahai seeker i can tell you that he is actually doing more damage than good. If you can point these mistakes out then other seekers like myself can be proven Imran is spreading only lies, but at this time, no Bahai seems to challeng...
by Keyvan
Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Anti-Baha'i site
Replies: 22
Views: 29130

Imran Shaykh doesnt realize hes helping us more than hes hurting us...in a weird way: But after I leave, some people may arise in opposition, heaping persecutions upon you in their bitterness, and in the newspapers there may be articles published against the Cause. Rest ye in the assurance of firmne...
by Keyvan
Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Anti-Baha'i site
Replies: 22
Views: 29130

Imran Shaykh writes "articles" without source or anything. His idea is to make a clean looking site that people can stumble upon and just buy what they read without further investigation. It doesn't fool the intelligent investigating crowd, who would see that not a single piece of primary ...
by Keyvan
Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:01 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Udo Schaefer article
Replies: 9
Views: 12986

The point about the banquet is that it was given *after* this article was published (and reviewed) twice. Are you really not getting the point? You are entirely on your own with your objections to this article. No-one has supported you on this list, and the reviews and publications and the banquet ...
by Keyvan
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Udo Schaefer article
Replies: 9
Views: 12986

All you can do is praise Udo Schaefer but you have not made it a point to counter what I just explained. Well perhaps you have not explained it clearly enough. All I am hearing is an arrogant presumption to know better than others. Where is your substantial critique to the actual argument - not wor...
by Keyvan
Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Google Gadget?
Replies: 0
Views: 10830

Google Gadget?

Do you think you guys could make a google gadget for the Baha'i library search? It would be great to have on a homepage ;)
by Keyvan
Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Udo Schaefer article
Replies: 9
Views: 12986

On Baha'i Library there are no articles that attempt to take apart the institutions outside of this one. The article you object to has been reviewed by the NSA of the UK Schaeffer is absolutely not trying to take apart the institutions ! He has been a member of the National Assembly of Germany for ...
by Keyvan
Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Udo Schaefer article
Replies: 9
Views: 12986

No: the contents of the library should not be selected according to what someone thinks is orthodox. This is a good academic article, well based on the sources. You write Whats worse is, of those references, the one above is the only one that refers to the institutions being "unerring" bu...
by Keyvan
Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Udo Schaefer article
Replies: 9
Views: 12986

Udo Schaefer article

I feel like this article "Infallible Institutions?" should be removed. It's unscholarly and misleading. I'm seeing links pop up to it in forums everywhere. in this article from Kalimat, Schaffer attempts to contradict the idea of absolute Infallibility of the institutions of the Guardian a...
by Keyvan
Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Seal of the Prophets" not Messengers.
Replies: 14
Views: 23635

Re: "Seal of the Prophets" not Messengers.

To my knowledge, this is not a distinction that is upheld in the Baha'i Writings as a basis for understanding this subject. In Gleanings section XXV Baha'u'llah writes: "It is evident that every age in which a Manifestation of God hath lived is divinely ordained, and may, in a sense, be charac...
by Keyvan
Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Seal of the Prophets" not Messengers.
Replies: 14
Views: 23635

thanks for your kind words again. and actually i did in fact mean "CENOphobia" not "xenophobia." xenophobia - the fear of strangers or foreigners cenophobia (aka centophobia) - the fear of new ideas or things Odd, it wasn't in the dictionary. hmm. it may be under neophobia. but ...
by Keyvan
Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Seal of the Prophets" not Messengers.
Replies: 14
Views: 23635

thanks for your kind words again.

and actually i did in fact mean "CENOphobia" not "xenophobia."

xenophobia - the fear of strangers or foreigners

cenophobia (aka centophobia) - the fear of new ideas or things
by Keyvan
Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: need lists of primary source material
Replies: 2
Views: 6149

thanks for your help. yeah i was thinking to ask dr momen. if i can find any kind of lists ill post them here. thanks again.
by Keyvan
Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Seal of the Prophets" not Messengers.
Replies: 14
Views: 23635

Thankyou for your kind words. Well in my personal opinion, fundamentalist radical interpretations (not even necessarily the militant type of radicalism) form, not out of objective reasoning of religious texts, but rather out of a preservationist need. People are generally cenophobic when it comes to...
by Keyvan
Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Seal of the Prophets" not Messengers.
Replies: 14
Views: 23635

british_bahai wrote:(Keyvan - are u Muslim :question: )


Baha'i
by Keyvan
Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Seal of the Prophets" not Messengers.
Replies: 14
Views: 23635

Ok I see what you are asking. The Quran for its time and place is more about advancing the ummah, the community therein. As for people of other beliefs, or of none they are Quranically in two groups. There are those who come from faiths of preceding Divine Dispensations like Judaism and Christianity...
by Keyvan
Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Seal of the Prophets" not Messengers.
Replies: 14
Views: 23635

Re: Questions

Hi. I will try to answer your questions to the best of my ability. Sunni and Shia are united on their dogma of what "seal of the prophets" pertains to. However we know historically that Shia dogma was highly influenced on Sunni dogma, regardless of instances where Sunni clerics would take ...
by Keyvan
Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Seal of the Prophets" not Messengers.
Replies: 14
Views: 23635

007.035 YUSUFALI: O ye Children of Adam! whenever there come to you messengers from amongst you, rehearsing My signs unto you,- those who are righteous and mend (their lives),- on them shall be no fear nor shall they grieve. PICKTHAL: O Children of Adam! When messengers of your own come unto you who...
by Keyvan
Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Qa'im
Replies: 30
Views: 42430

the 12th Imam died, and his "return" was manifest in The Bab. the Baha'i belief is that he lived and died and his return to do the work as the Imam Mahdi was dated to the point of the advent of the Day of Resurrection. the 12th Imam wrote a letter upon his passing outlining this to this ef...
by Keyvan
Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: need lists of primary source material
Replies: 2
Views: 6149

need lists of primary source material

I am in need of lists of all known accounts of the events in the heroic age of the faith for The Bab, Baha'u'llah, and Abdu'l Baha. I dont just mean say Nabi'l's narrative, but say...known accounts of foreign ambassador's living in Iran at the time, etc etc. im really trying to gather the most compl...
by Keyvan
Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: The Number 23
Replies: 9
Views: 26790

fair enough. i found this list on a website. there are many more
by Keyvan
Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:40 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Seal of the Prophets" not Messengers.
Replies: 14
Views: 23635

"Seal of the Prophets" not Messengers.

since it came up in a previous thread i thought id post my schpeal. reconciliation of this is not very difficult, nor is it a stretch. and in fact it makes more sense follows through more clearly than any of the common Muslim dogmas that have been passed down from generation to generation. the first...
by Keyvan
Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: The Number 23
Replies: 9
Views: 26790

The Number 23

I just saw the movie "The Number 23." not a great film, but the subject of "23" as a mathematical phenomenon, that has correlated to countless historical events and other notables, is interesting. some examples: 1. Each parent contributes 23 chromosomes to the DNA of a child. 2. ...
by Keyvan
Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:22 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A GREAT SCIENTIFIC MIRACLE OF Baha'ollah
Replies: 0
Views: 4843

yes. its actually pretty incredible how we in our current technology have found the ability to transmutate elements. the focus of scientific research to that end is currently on nuclear waste and such. think of nuclear waste...it has a half-life of what?...70 years...and in transmutating the element...

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