An Introduction of Baha’i Shenasi Magazine No. 11-21

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  Introduction

Baha’i Shenasi (Baha’i Studies) Quarterly Journal of the brilliant results of five years of scientific and historical research at the Baha’i Research Institute.

In line with its scientific goals, the Baha’i Research Institute has been conducting historical and scientific activities on issues related to the Baha’i Faith for the past five years with the help and participation of researchers, scholars, and university professors. Baha’i Shenasi (Baha’i Studies) is presented to those who are interested in researching the Baha’i Faith, as well as individuals believing in the Baha’i Faith in 20 issues.

In each issue of the quarterly there is an article about one of the non-Iranian or non-Muslim individuals and intellectuals who had been attracted to the Baha’is for many years, but later, with the clarification of deviant angles and hidden history, the Baha’is separated from it and left, along with their photos are introduced on the cover of the quarterly.

Each issue also features interviews with prominent professors, historians, and writers on their researches, studies, and experiences with the Baha’i Faith.

In the other part of the quarterly, the books of Baha’i leaders are reviewed. Numerous and new news and analyzes related to the Baha’is as well as the analysis of the new messages of the House of Justice are among the contents of these quarterly magazines. At the beginning of each quarterly, an article is written on the occasion of one of the Islamic days and occasions of that chapter.

By participating in the Tehran International Book Fair, these quarterly magazines have been well received by many visitors, including some free-thinking Baha’is.

In addition to the Persian language quarterly, so far two issues have been prepared in English and also at the end of each quarterly, the abstracts of Persian articles are translated into English and Arabic.

In order to know the contents of these quarterly magazines, their table of contents in two sections from No. 1 to 10 and from No. 11 to 21 is presented to the interested parties as follows.

 

The Issue No.11 Of The Baha’i Shenasi (Baha’i Research) Was Published

The table of contents of this issue is per following:

  Editorial:

  • Eternal Prophet, Eternal Religion

  On the news line

  • The statement of the House of Justice in convincing the Bahá’ís of Iran in the second message of Aban, 1398
  • Influence or Strategy
  • Religious propaganda even through violence
  • Mirror of Religion
  • Motto of Unity: The interview with Mrs. Nahid Vahdat Shoaar, Muslim converted from Bahá’ísm to Islam
  • The Baháʼí Faith the viewpoint of the Bahá’í Critics and Intellectuals: Part 8, Dale Hazband

 

The Issue No.12 Of The Baha’i Shenasi (Baha’i Research) Was Published

The table of contents of this issue is per following:

Editorial:

  • Lady of Infinity

 On the news line

  • The incident of General Soleimani assassinationand Bahá’ís Community reaction
  • A Criticism of the Article; «Ghasem Soleimani and Iranian Nationalism»
  • In the Name of Pacificism and to the Point of Militancy; Rereading of Untangling of an assassination
  • Nonintervention in some Policies
  • Confiscation in own favor of a Court Order: Mahdi Haajati
  • Particular Dossier: Mirza Taghi Khan Amir kabir, On the  occasion of the 20th of Dey, the Anniversary of the Assassination of Amir Kabir
  • A report of the Second Meeting of Amir Kabir Research

Articles:

  • A survey of Bab’s views and the practices of Bábís from the perspective of justice and humman rights
  • Báb and challenge of his different claims
  • Fals predictions of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
  • The finality of Holy Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him)

 

The Issue No.13 Of the Baha’i Shenasi (Baha’i Research) Was Published

The table of contents of this issue is per following:

Editor`s note:

  • The memory of  auspicious

  On the news line

  • The House of Justice and Covid 19
  • On the Pretext of 2020 Rezvan Message of the House of Justic
  • Great revenge is on the way
  • The Anniversary of granting Sir Title to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
  • The Interview with Seyed Meghdad Nabavi Razavi: The Revival of the Book of buying the Sejn Akbar (Big Prison)
  • The Baháʼí Faith the viewpoint of the Baháʼí Critics and Intellectuals: Part 9, Steve Marshall
  • We can not breathe

Articles:

  • Leadership Challenge in Baháʼí’s Community after the Shoghi Effendi’s Death
  • Bahá’ís planning for the children  propagation
  • The Bahá’ís offensive proselytism
  • Make the invisible spectacular
  • Self-centeredness of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in carrying out Bahá’u’lláh’s Will

 

The Issue No.14 Of The Baha’i Shenasi (Baha’i Research) Was Published

Some titles of the articles in this issue:

  On the news line

  • Freedom and expulsion of Active Bahá’ís in Yemen
  • America and Racial Discrimination
  • Gamman Institute and Baháʼí Suspicions and Statistics
  • The Baháʼí Faith from the viewpoint of the Baháʼí Critics and Intellectuals: Part 10, Hermann Zimmer
  • Religion Concept and Challenge on Build of an Identity
  • A Glance at the Book; «Universal Citizen»
  • ‘Abdu’l-Bahá is positioner of New Doctrines Teachings

 

The issue No.15 of the Baha’i Shenasi (Baha’i Research) was published

The Table of Contents of this issue is per following:

News:

  • Douglas Martin’s death: A member of the Universal House of Justice (UHJ)
  • Death of the designer of the educational-propaganda Ruhi Institute
  • Organization development of the Universal House of Justice during the Covid 19 Virus
  • Baháʼí Calendar and compatibility challenges
  • A look at the doctrines of Kita`b-i-Aqdas

Interview: 

  • Reasons for the emergence of Bábísm and Bahá’ísm
  • Baháʼí Organization and Critics: Bábísm from the viewpoint of the Christian Critics (Part 1: Hermann Roemer)
  • Impressions from Mrs. Margit Varberg a Denmark Sociologist
  • Bahá’ísm from the viewpoint of the Christian Critics (Part 1) Hermann Roemer
  • Bahá’ísm: From a denounced sects in Iran to an international organization
  • Religion and the Challenge of Identity Building (Part 2)
  • The Relationship between “Value” and “Religion” in Trans-Theory Space
  • A Research on the Historiography of the Babi and Baháʼí Faith (Part 2)
  • History according to Nabil, or just in the name of Nabil?
  • ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s self-centeredness in the execution of religious rulings

 

The issue No.16 of the Baha’i Shenasi (Baha’i Research) was published

The table of contents of this issue is per following:

Editorial:

  • Lady of Sincerity: Hadzrat Fatemeh (s.a.)
  • The voice of justice

On the news line:

  • Bahá’í Organization and the attack to the American Congress
  • On human history and civilization
  • Gender equality
  • The interview with Hujjat-ul Islam Haj Sheikh Ali Akbar Mahdi pour
  • Bahá’í Organization and Critics

Articles:

  • Sanctification: A Strategy for the Independent Identity of the Bahá’í Community.
  • Rebellion against the Universal House of Justice (UHJ): A Look at the Book of Ups and Downs about the Life of Yadollah Sabet Rasekh and why he returned from the Bahá’í Faith
  • “The Secret of Divine Civilization” of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá: A critical assessment
  • Mirza Husain Noori Tabarsi and Bábí-Bahá’í Faith
  • The Badasht Gathering
  • The Bahá’í Faith and the issue of marrying with near relatives

 

The Issue No.17 Of the Baha’i Shenasi (Baha’i Research) Was Published

The issue No.17 of the Baha’i Shenasi (Baha’i Research) was published with the latest news from the Bahá’í community, along with research and analytical articles on this sect’s beliefs under the following headlines:

Editorial:

  • Human aspiration: peace, security, and prosperity

News:

  • Decryption of corners of Ridván massage in 2021
  • The message of the Universal House of Justice to the Bahá’ís in Nowruz 1400
  • In the name of Iranian Nowruz, to the benefit of world organization
  • A look at Faezeh Hashemi’s remarks about Bahá’ís in the House Club
  • A Study of the Universal House of Justice massage in the subject of Bahá’u’lláh’s home restoration and the Qibla of the world’s Bahá’ís in the Port of Akkā, Israel
  • The Significant silence of the Universal House of Justice in Haifa during 11-day war in Ghaza
  • The publication of the book Light of the World (Noure Jahan), including seventy-six Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
  • Information era and dripped publishing of the Bahá’í writings

Articles:

  • Review of Mrs. Warberg’s papers and documents about the non-expansion of Bahá’ís in Europe
  • Study of the viewpoint of Omid Ghaemmaghami in the documentary of The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith
  • Bahá’ísm: doubts about its role as a world religion
  • Bahá’ísm from the Perspective of the Christian Critics: William McAulley Miller
  • (Part 2)
  • The greatest honor of Bahá’ís are the written wills of Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
  • Why haven’t Báb and Bahá’u’lláh written their books in their nation’s language (Persian)?

 

The No. 18 Issue of Baha’i Shenasi (Baha’i Research) Was Resealed

The table of contents of this issue is per following:

  • Teacher of worship and freedom: Imam Hussein (AS)

News:

  • Take a look at Iran International TV’s perspective program on the elections in Iran: Bahá’ísm and Gender Apartheid
  • Not to answer to the mystery: not to spread hatred
  • Hidden Sun Preacher
  • Coexistence with the taste of blood: Bahá’ís and Israel in the UAE

Articles:

  • Bahá’ís in Qatar
  • Bahá’ísm is a political faith organization
  • Mirza Shirazi and the Bábí and Baháʼí Faith s
  • A Brief Description of the Life of Mirza Saleh Eghtesad: Reasons to Return from the Bahá’ís
  • Bahá’ísm from the viewpoint of the Bahá’ís Critics and intellectual: Part 11: Dr. Ebrahim George Khairullah
  • ‘Abdu’l-Bahá is not qualified to lead the Baháʼí Faith
  • Proof of the Birth of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) in the Shiite Sources
  • The concept of religion and the challenge of identity construction: Part 3
  • An analysis of the relationship between religion and Bahá’ísm in religious theory
  • Baháʼí fundamentalism and the academic study of the Bábí movement

 

The issue No.19 of the Baha’i Shenasi (Baha’i Research) was published

The table of contents of this issue is per following:

Editorial:

  • Our Prophet

On the news line

  • Exemplar for the entire world or myths of the Thousand- and One-Nights Story
  • The history of the live religions of the world
  • The presence of Bahá’ís in the Parliament of World Religions
  • From making statistics to overthrowing: Shapour Rasekh for a lifetime in the service of the Bahá’í Organization
  • The link between Wahhabism and Bahá’ísm in the view of Shamsuddin Jazayeri

A paper of history

  • The position of Edward Brown in the historical studies of Bábísm and Bahá’ísm
  • Mufavezat (Some Answered Questions) in the scale of criticism
  • The Baha’i Organization and Critics-The third part: Bahá’ís in the view of Christian Critics: Graham Wilson

Research

  • The Bahá’ís in Indonesia
  • A review on the thesis of Tir Shahab
  • The conventional financial channels of the Bahá’í social development programs
  • The religious propaganda and the legal restriction on these rights

 

Publication Of Baha’i Quarterly No. 20

The Baha’i Studies Quarterly No. 20 (Winter 1400) was published. The contents of this issue are as follows:

Editorial:

  •  Mahdavi century

 On the news line:

  • Sound of Pride
  • BBC obstinacy in expert procurement
  • Aggressive propaganda in the message of December 30,2021 of UHJ
  • 9 years program and Iran
  • The Great No of Tunisia to the Bahá’í organization
  • Take a look at the video of Rozaneh (gleam)
  • The seal of silence on Mansour Farhang’s mouth

 History sheet:

  • Ayatollah Sheikh Ahmad Shahroudi, a symbol of scholarly interaction with the Bahá’ís
  • Sheikhian narration of Haj Mohammad Karim Khan Kermani’s propaganda by Báb

Bahá’í organizations and critics:

  • Edward Brown and Critique of Bahá’í Historiography
  • A Critique of Azalian on the Introduction to the Book of the Point of Al-Kaf
  • ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s secret activities against his critics

Research:

  • History of Taqiyya (Dissimulation) in Bahá’í language by Kamran Eghbali Bahá’í
  • Controversies in the Book of Mofavezaat (Some answered questions) (Part II): ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Interpretation of John’s Revelation
  • An analysis of the Bahá’í Scholarship and Studies Project

 

The Baha’i Shenasy Quarterly No. 21 was published in the spring of 1401

The contents of this issue are as follows:

Editorial:

  • The Gem of Faith

On the news line:

  •    The mysterious fire of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’S Tomb
  •    New ideas about the relationship between Baha’ism and Zionism
  •    The opinion of the UHJ about using of the episode; “Exemplar for the entire world”
  •    The Notes of Ridván message in 2022
  •    A look at the Tehran International Book Fair
  •   Unveiling of the book “The Baha’i Faith in Mac Eoin’ Researches” in the Tehran International Book Fair

Interview:

  •     A Theological View of Baha’ism and Its Propaganda (Interview with Prof. Homayoun Hemmati)

A paper of history

  •       The girl of beach and Baha’i Faith

      (A survey of the book “Reading in the Baha’i Documents” compilation of of Dr. ‘Aisha Bint Al-Shati’s)

Researches:

  • The Baha’is in Tunisia
  •  Legal prohibition of Baha’i propaganda activities in Iran
  •  The finality of the religion of Islam and the Mahdism of the twelfth Imam in the book Basair al-Darjat (study of the views of Omid Ghaem Maghami)
  • The Baha’i Faith and the basis of modern development, an analysis of a Study Project and Baha’i Education Project, Part II

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