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by Keyvan
Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Discussion of Covenant-breakers
Replies: 16
Views: 29182

Re: Discussion of Covenant-breakers

Thanks Brett, I agree totally. I think its being discussed to much, as discussion f them and their claims gives them the attention they want.. I think as a historical discussion its fine, but when we go in and discuss their claims and refute them it just gives them what they want. It makes their cla...
by Keyvan
Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Reconciling Progressive Revelation with Christian viewpoints
Replies: 11
Views: 21615

Re: Reconciling Progressive Revelation with Christian viewpoints

Keyvan, it's been a while since I've looked at the site, but while we certainly cannot endorse Joseph Smith as a prophet, the Universal House of Justice, in a letter on its behalf, wrote that while he was not a "prophet, minor or otherwise", he was a "religious teacher sensitive to t...
by Keyvan
Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Reconciling Progressive Revelation with Christian viewpoints
Replies: 11
Views: 21615

Re: Reconciling Progressive Revelation with Christian viewpoints

Greetings! A supplementary source might be: http://www.bci.org/prophecy-fulfilled I do not like this site. We need to stop linking people to it. The creator has a deranged belief that Mormonism is some sort of preface to the Baha'i Faith and wants to prove it as such through his site. He bases this...
by Keyvan
Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jamshed Maani?
Replies: 17
Views: 33552

Re: Jamshed Maani?

yeah once that guy or one of their previous leaders said that half the population would be whiped out in a nuclear war that would occur in 1980. this hurt even OUR image because the public started thinking "ohh a Baha'i says nuclear war is coming" now of course it didn't happen, and im sur...
by Keyvan
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jamshed Maani?
Replies: 17
Views: 33552

Re: Jamshed Maani?

you know i always find it interesting how all of these splinter groups have been so fanatical about the "catastrophic events" that Shoghi Effendi referred to, whereas actual Baha'i's do not. i mean i can understand how in desperation for attention they NEED to do it to turn peoples heads, ...
by Keyvan
Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: UHJ mentioned in KitabAdqdas (quote = for cov.breakers)
Replies: 11
Views: 22906

Re: UHJ mentioned in KitabAdqdas (quote = for cov.breakers)

Here's an interesting article on the matter Mason Remey and Joel Bray Marangella Chad Jones October 26 2001 Mason Remey was a great lion of the Covenant before his ego outpaced him. Which makes the story of his tragic fall all the more chilling and reminds us of our duty to "avoid fellowship wi...
by Keyvan
Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sihaq
Replies: 10
Views: 21894

Re: Sihaq

I asked Dr. Rabbani and here is the reply that I got. Dear Keyvan, I don't particularly know. But I'm nearly certain the passage you quote is from Ishraq-Khavari, Ganjinih Hudud va Ahkam, pp. 338-339. The key words in that passage are, zina, lavat and khianarr, which have been rendered as adultery, ...
by Keyvan
Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sihaq
Replies: 10
Views: 21894

Re: Sihaq

So are we sure that Khiaanat is the word used in the Tablet that was translated to "Lechery?" not Sihaqah or Fesq? If thats true then regardless of anything that would be a serious translation error that was released in that letter... 8-[ I would think that "Treachery" wouldn't f...
by Keyvan
Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sihaq
Replies: 10
Views: 21894

Re: Sihaq

AdibM wrote: NOT lechery (Sihaqah)


Wait, you are saying Sihaqah translates to lechery now?
by Keyvan
Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: UHJ mentioned in KitabAdqdas (quote = for cov.breakers)
Replies: 11
Views: 22906

Re: UHJ mentioned in KitabAdqdas (quote = for cov.breakers)

The problem with the Remey followers is that they by and large did not understand Persian or Arabic, especially not Remey himself, nor his inner circle. (I will get to why that is relevant momentarily). The generation of his following developed largely as a sort of an ethnic reactionary sentiment in...
by Keyvan
Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is this the real website of UHJ with Bahaullah's Photograph?
Replies: 4
Views: 13802

Re: Is this the real website of UHJ with Bahaullah's Photograph?

Hi Sen, Thanks for your input =D> Should not the UHJ be informed about this fake site? Regards, Ahsan They know. There are a lot of groups out there attempting to create splinter faiths doing the same thing. They are small groups of people and ever dwindling to almost non existance. Names like &quo...
by Keyvan
Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sihaq
Replies: 10
Views: 21894

Re: Sihaq

Oh no, my question is not what Sihaq means. Some websites I looked at already confirmed that. My question is does that aforementioned Tablet actually say "sihaq?" I ask this because all I have is the English translation, which has been translated to "lechery" (which is broad). Th...
by Keyvan
Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jamshed Maani?
Replies: 17
Views: 33552

Re: Jamshed Maani?

Dear Bahai Friends, I have come to know about Jamshed Maani who was a dynamic Bahai Missionary to Indonesia and later claimed to be another menifestation of God. His religion is AL-INSAAN. Is there any Bahai member here having knowledge about this person? Plz share. Regards, Ahsan Yeah, he died in ...
by Keyvan
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jamshed Maani?
Replies: 17
Views: 33552

Re: Jamshed Maani?

plz check the 3rd Last Paragraph here http://bahaifaction.sosblog.com/The-first-blog-b1/Year2007-b1-m2007005.htm What this fails to mention is that ALL of those splinter organizations have DIED or are DIEING. No one has every made a significant sect of the Baha'i Faith that has not fallen apart ove...
by Keyvan
Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sihaq
Replies: 10
Views: 21894

Sihaq

So basically I remember reading a long time ago in a Baha'i forum (or several) that in a Tablet from Baha'u'llah where it is said, "Ye are forbidden to commit adultery, sodomy and lechery. Avoid them, O concourse of the faithful." translated in a letter from the Universal House of Justice,...
by Keyvan
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i Laws not compulsary on Non-Baha'i's
Replies: 2
Views: 8596

Re: Baha'i Laws not compulsary on Non-Baha'i's

Aha! I was looking for a document like this.

Thanks
by Keyvan
Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i Laws not compulsary on Non-Baha'i's
Replies: 2
Views: 8596

Baha'i Laws not compulsary on Non-Baha'i's

Often when discussing "hot button" issues of Baha'i laws, I find myself constantly trying to explain that the Baha'i laws are only for Baha'i's. This is clear from the first paragraph of the Aqdas. That is, that given the inseparable twin duties, one cannot be following the laws without ac...
by Keyvan
Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prophecy-Fulfilled website on BCI - very bad
Replies: 14
Views: 25664

Re: Prophecy-Fulfilled website on BCI - Mormonism

Dear Keyvan, There are a number of articles on the Baha'i Faith and Mormonism which you should read (two in World Order and one in the Journal of Baha'i Studies). In them, you will see that a pilgrim reported that Shoghi Effendi called Joseph Smith a "seer" (which does not mean Manifestat...
by Keyvan
Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:06 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prophecy-Fulfilled website on BCI - very bad
Replies: 14
Views: 25664

Dear Keyvan. I am building such a site to cover prophecy and a whole plethora of topics. It is not ready yet, and its creation has been delayed due to me starting a junior youth / youth group. I will attempt to get it done, and when I'm ready to release some of it to the world, I'll let you know (o...
by Keyvan
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:05 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prophecy-Fulfilled website on BCI - very bad
Replies: 14
Views: 25664

Prophecy-Fulfilled website on BCI - very bad

In my opinion this site is absolutely awful. The guy who created it obviously is one of a small batch of Baha'i's who has this fanatical appreciation of the notion that Mormonism somehow has some legitimacy in the Baha'i Faith - an idea which is completely unsupported by any Baha'i text. At the very...
by Keyvan
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Prophecy-fulfilled" website - (very good)
Replies: 7
Views: 15681

In my opinion this site is absolutely awful. The guy who created it obviously is one of a small batch of Baha'i's who has this fanatical appreciation of the notion that Mormonism somehow has some legitimacy in the Baha'i Faith - an idea which is completely unsupported by any Baha'i text. At the ver...
by Keyvan
Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Apocalypto (the Mel Gibson movie)
Replies: 7
Views: 14259

344. Prohibition on Representing Manifestations of God in Paintings or Drawings Applies to all Manifestations The prohibition on representing the Manifestation of God in paintings and drawings or in dramatic presentations applies to all the Manifestations of God. There are, of course, great and won...
by Keyvan
Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Apocalypto (the Mel Gibson movie)
Replies: 7
Views: 14259

344. Prohibition on Representing Manifestations of God in Paintings or Drawings Applies to all Manifestations The prohibition on representing the Manifestation of God in paintings and drawings or in dramatic presentations applies to all the Manifestations of God. There are, of course, great and wond...
by Keyvan
Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Apocalypto (the Mel Gibson movie)
Replies: 7
Views: 14259

Apocalypto (the Mel Gibson movie)

So I just watched the Mel Gibson movie Apocalypto, and for anyone who has seen it, its clear that the movie's themes are very parallel to Baha'i teachings. That is, the whole emphasis of Apocalypse meaning the coming of a new beginning, led by mankind's self-destruction, and not a supernatural "...
by Keyvan
Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Backbiting for protection?
Replies: 8
Views: 38153

well on one level we can think: warning someone of another person does not constitute gossip and backbiting. but on another level we can derive: regardless of intent, it is wrong to talk negatively about another behind their back I'm trying to find writings which would make this matter clear, and fo...
by Keyvan
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Mason Remey as "Hand of the Cause" on Wikipedia
Replies: 10
Views: 24454

if you go to the pilgrim's house in Haifa, they have a picture of all the Hands of the Cause of God in this one room, and even Mason Remey's picture is up there just like everyone else, though beside his name it says "(declared a Covenant Breaker etc etc)
by Keyvan
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Backbiting for protection?
Replies: 8
Views: 38153

Backbiting for protection?

I'm having a difficult time finding writings on this and I'm wondering if anyone has encountered it. Say a person is known for committing immoral acts against others (could be personal, business related, etc) and has a track record for hurting people. If someone else has knowledge of that persons tr...
by Keyvan
Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Guardian recorded?
Replies: 3
Views: 10896

yes there is. ive seen film footage of the Guardian in a powerpoint presentation by Dr. Bushrui. It was a poor quality camera though, only a few frames per second.

a friend of mine on service told me that there are audio recordings of his speeches in Haifa.
by Keyvan
Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Amr va Khalq/ Veiling
Replies: 21
Views: 35463

Keyvan, just go back to the first posting, and it will all be clear. Irish asked for a copy or translation of a tablet on page 341 of Amr va Khalq Volume 3. I posted the URL to that page (easier than sending him a copy), and a translation. Naturally it is not an official translation, since I just d...
by Keyvan
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Anti-Baha'i site
Replies: 22
Views: 40357

Baha-library is more popular than his site. i guarantee you this thread ALONE is getting far far far more web traffic, which is actually kind of a shame because it gives him undeserved publicity :sad:
by Keyvan
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Amr va Khalq/ Veiling
Replies: 21
Views: 35463

Keyvan, I need to give you a warning for tone. Bahai's should be respectful in all circumstances. Irish, I have also read somewhere that 'Abdu'l-Baha recommended that for the sake of wisdom, Baha'is in Iran should wear the veil until such time as it would be gradually discarded by the people there....
by Keyvan
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Amr va Khalq/ Veiling
Replies: 21
Views: 35463

Sen, i dont know where you are getting these ideas but i have never seen anything to say there has been an abrogation, and thus connoting hejab perse was an instituted law of the previous dispensation. also you must label your quotes with the author and source The source is the URL at the top of th...
by Keyvan
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Amr va Khalq/ Veiling
Replies: 21
Views: 35463

31. And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husband...
by Keyvan
Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Anti-Baha'i site
Replies: 22
Views: 40357

Actually no. I am not talking about Islam in a way that does not make sense here. You are jumping to conclusions. When have i mentioned that Bahai's are trying to disprove Islam??? I simply explained that Muslims have their counter arguments against "anti-Islamic" sites. RATHER the Baha'i...
by Keyvan
Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Anti-Baha'i site
Replies: 22
Views: 40357

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: 40357

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: 40357

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: 40357

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: 40357

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: 18078

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: 18078

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: 19411

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: 18078

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: 18078

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: 18078

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: 31696

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: 31696

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: 31696

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: 8262

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: 31696

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: 31696

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: 31696

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: 31696

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: 31696

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: 59644

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: 8262

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: 42363

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: 31696

"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: 42363

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: 6988

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...
by Keyvan
Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: is my bahai gf a Cov.Breaker? she disagrees with some things
Replies: 28
Views: 49922

well only the Universal House of Justice can officially declare one a covenant breaker, as mentioned. but of course we as individuals can detect and identify for ourselves and our own protection what sounds consistant to the covenant we adhear to, and what clearly does not. ...to say that the Univer...
by Keyvan
Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 20,000 martyrs?
Replies: 7
Views: 14071

if anything the number is lowballed. if we can only account for 4k, keep in mind that this is just what we have record of, and in no way does what we have record of mean that is all that happened. think how closed doors it is to kill someone and dispose of the body. in the mid 1800's ..... this was ...
by Keyvan
Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Did Joseph Smith prophesy of Baha'u'llah?
Replies: 7
Views: 18113

lol, how did ericson get back on? its cool. joseph smith was not a Prophet. you know the answer to this already,so i guess you are taking a poll for one of your little webpages. what you refer to is a pilgrims note that says he is a seer....low level kind of psychic/communicator who mixed things up ...
by Keyvan
Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The significance of 19 is foretold in the Qur'an!
Replies: 8
Views: 21654

no this looks like rashad khalifa "submitter" stuff
by Keyvan
Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Teaching Mormons
Replies: 4
Views: 14621

ive decided that working with the joseph as a "seer" findings, while interesting, do more harm than good. i think for every mormon that might find that interesting, you will have about 10 non mormons, that think mormonism is crazy and wacked out, thinking that Baha'i's are just being universalist an...
by Keyvan
Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Interested in becoming a baha'i, first a few questions.
Replies: 21
Views: 33475

HAIR QUESTION

Zazaban, the answer to the question about why Baha'u'llah and Abdu'l Baha had long hair in the photos, is that the photos were taken in 1868.

The Kitab-i-Aqdas was not Revealed until 1873-1875

thus, the law did not exist then.
by Keyvan
Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:35 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Looking for a letter from the UHJ to believers in Iran
Replies: 2
Views: 9452

oh nevermind. i got it. "Your long night will end, and you will have the joy of witnessing with your own eyes the mighty structure your sacrifices have raised." (The Universal House of Justice, Day of the Covenant 26 November 2003 To the Followers of Baha'u'llah in the Cradle of the Faith) http://ba...
by Keyvan
Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:28 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Looking for a letter from the UHJ to believers in Iran
Replies: 2
Views: 9452

Looking for a letter from the UHJ to believers in Iran

I heard that a year or so ago the UHJ wrote the believers in Iran, and in it there was a passage along the lines of "you will see emancipation soon" or something like that. something that had to do with emancipation being near. does anyone know what im talking about and where i can get the letter on...
by Keyvan
Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Buddha as 'philosopher'
Replies: 2
Views: 8192

<b>Haifa Notes,</b> by Gayle Woolson, 1956, online at http://bahai-library.com/?file=woolson_haifa_notes : The question was asked: If all the Prophets teach the same spiritual teachings, why does Buddha teach the existence of reincarnation and Baha'u'llah not? The Guardian answered: "Not Buddha - th...
by Keyvan
Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What is the Hojjatieh Society?
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Of course we as Bahá'ís believe, the "world government" foretold in the Bible already happened with the Umayyad dynasty conquering the civilized "world" of that time, just as we we believe the immorality is also clearly arrived... what specifically are you referring to? from my understanding the wo...

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