Contradictions

Bahā’u’llāh:
“Contradiction has and will not ever have a way in the sanctified realm of the Divine Manifestations.”

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Badī`, p. 126.

1. Removing All Prejudice or Prohibition of Meeting with Non-Baha’is

`Abdu’l-Bahā: Have no prejudice and show no hatred towards any religion.

“Keep aloof from the scent of ignorant prejudice, enmity, vulgar hatred, and sexual, national and religious delusions, for they are all against God’s religion and His satisfaction and will deprive mankind of God’s graces . . . do not have the slightest hatred towards anyone from any nation, religion, tribe, sex, or land, rather show utmost compassion and friendship,”

Reference: Riyāḍ Qadīmī, Gulzār-i ta`ālim Bahā’ī, pp. 366–367.

Bahā’u’llāh and `Abdu’l-Bahā: Keep away from non-Baha’is and do not socialize with them.

“Do not socialize with those who deny God (meaning non-Baha’is) and his signs and keep away from their kind,”

Reference:`Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Mā’idiy-i āsimānī, vol. 8, p. 39.

“In it incumbent on ever soul to keep away from the wicked breath of the polytheists (deniers of Baha’ism),”

Reference: `Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Mā’idiy-i āsimānī, vol. 8, p. 39.

“Know that God has forbidden his friends from meeting with the polytheists (deniers of Baha’ism) and hypocrites,”

Reference: `Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Mā’idiy-i āsimānī, vol. 4, p. 280. for more quotes refer to chapter 2.

 

2. Having No Prejudice or Considering All Non-Baha’is Ignorant and Unreasonable?

`Abdu’l-Bahā: Religious prejudice destroys the foundations of humanity.

“The fifth Baha’i principle is that sexual prejudice, religious prejudice, spiritual prejudice, national prejudice, and political prejudice are the destroyers of human foundations,”

Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, Khaṭābāt (Tehran), vol. 2, p. 147.

Bahā’u’llāh: Only Baha’is are knowledgeable and reasonable and non-Baha’is are ignorant and lack reason.

“From now on nobody is to be called knowledgeable, except those who have decorated themselves with the garment of this New Affair (meaning those who have become Baha’is),”

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Badī`, p. 138–139.

“If today, someone grasps all of the knowledge on earth but stops at the word ‘yes’ (meaning does not become a Baha’i), the Lord will not pay attention to him and he will be considered as the most ignorant amongst the people,”

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Iqtidārāt wa chand lauḥ dīgar, p. 111.

“The general criterion is what we mentioned and any soul who has success in it, meaning recognizes and realizes the Sunrise of Manifestation (meaning himself), will be mentioned in the Divine Book as someone who possesses reason or else he will be (mentioned as) ignorant even if he himself thinks that his reason equals that of the whole world,”

Reference: `Abd a l-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Mā’idiy-i āsimānī, vol. 7, p. 160.

“No one has denied or will deny what has been revealed by the Ancient Pen (meaning himself) in this Most Great Manifestation regarding society, unity, manners, rites, and being occupied with what has benefits for the people, except that he completely lacks reason,”

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Iqtidārāt wa chand lauḥ dīgar, p. 168.

 

3. Removing Prejudice or Claiming Each Baha’i worth More than a Million Non-Baha’is?

`Abdu’l-Bahā: People must not regard themselves superior to others.

Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, Makātīb (Egypt), vol. 3, p. 107.

Bahā’u’llāh: “My friends are the pearls of [this] order and all others are earthly pebbles . . . a single one of these (Baha’is) is more precious than a million others (non-Baha’is),”

Reference: `Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Mā’idiy-i āsimānī, vol. 4, p. 353.

 

4. Removing Prejudice or Depriving Non-Baha’is from Their Share of Inheritance?

`Abdu’l-Bahā: All people have equal rights.

“There is equality between people and complete brotherhood. Justice implies that the rights of humankind be protected and preserved and all have equal rights,”

Reference:`Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Payām-i malakūt, p. 30.

Bahā’u’llāh: Non-Baha’is do not inherit from their Baha’i parents.

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, The Kitābi Aqdas, p. 184.

 

5. Removing All Prejudice or Calling Non-Baha’is Animals

`Abdu’l-Bahā: The truth can only be exposed when all religions remove prejudice.

Reference: `Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Payām-i malakūt, p.18.

Bahā’u’llāh: Non-Baha’is are animals.

“Today, according to the decree of the Point of Bayān (meaning the Bāb), those individuals who turn away from this Novel Affair (meaning Baha’ism) are deprived of the garb of being called and described [as humans?] and are assembled and mentioned as animals in the presence of God,”

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Badī`, p. 213.

“Do not see the polytheists (deniers of Baha’ism) but as earthworms and their sounds but the buzzing of flies,”

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Āthār-i Qalam-i A`lā, vol. 1, no. 20, p. 183.

“O group of polytheists (deniers of Baha’ism), if you take pride in your name remaining amongst the animals or being mentioned amongst the livestock, then take pride in that for you are worthy of it,”

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Āthār-i Qalam-i A`lā, vol. 2, no. 81, p. 452.

“Oh you donkeys! Whatever God says is the truth and will not become void by the words of the polytheists (deniers of Baha’ism),”

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Badī`, p. 174.

“When the one who turned away from God halted (in accepting me) and fell off the path, in that moment his body left the garb of humanness and appeared and became visible in the skin of animals. Sanctified is He who changes the beings how he likes,”

Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Badī`, p. 110.

 

6. Removing All Prejudice or Calling Non-Baha’is Bastards

`Abdu’l-Bahā: “This century, is the century of progress. These prejudices are unjustified. These are rooted in ignorance.”

Reference: `Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Payām-i malakūt, p. 25.

Bahā’u’llāh: Non-Baha’is are Bastards.

“Whoever denies this apparent exalted luminous grace (meaning Baha’ism), it is worthy that he asks his state from his mother and he will soon be returned to the bottom of hell,”

Reference: `Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Mā’idiy-i āsimānī, vol. 4, pp. 355 and `Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Ganj-i shāygān, p. 78.

“Whoever has the enmity of this servant (meaning Bahā’u’llāh) in his heart, certainly Satan has entered their mother’s bed,”

Reference: `Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Ganj-i shāygān, p. 79.

Courtesy: Twelve Principles – A Comprehensive Investigation on the Bahai Teachings

 

 

 

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