1. Baha'i Faith

    Surge in persecution of Baha’is across Iran raises alarm

    23 November 2018 Members of the Baha’i community in Iran have been faced in recent weeks with a new wave of intensified persecution—including arrests, discriminatory court verdicts, and shop closures—for merely practicing their faith, the Baha’i International Community has learned. More than...
  2. tonyfish58

    Baha'is of Iran launch new web site

    What great news and I wish the Baha'is and People of Iran all the best in the year's to come. Baha'is of Iran website launches - Bahá'í World News Service Regards Tony
  3. ahanu

    The Future of Iran

    Are there more Baha'i scriptures that discuss the future of Iran? "A thousand years must elapse before Persia can, by the aid of material power, rise to the height of the peoples and governments of Europe. BAHA'U'LLAH, however has illumined that land, and will surely raise her high in the eyes...
  4. Sen McGlinn

    Widespread arrests and closures in Iran

    On the morning of Sunday, November 15, Iranian Intelligence Ministry agents arrested 20 Bahais in Tehran, Isfahan and Mashhad. They also closed down Bahai-run businesses in the Province of Mazandaran.
  5. GoaForce

    Number of Baha'is in Iran

    Hello. It seems that in the beginning of the 20th century, there were only a few tens of thousands Baha'is worldwide. But it is commonly reported that today, there are between 200 and 400 thousands Baha'is today in Iran. How do you explain the growth of the Baha'i population in Iran during...
  6. M

    Baha'is of Iran

    I have heard recently that those Baha'is in Iran who have not been born a Baha'i (people like me) are ordered (by UHJ) to hide their faith if they are asked for! it looked very strange to me. the person who told me this said that in fact those Iranians who are not born in a Baha'i family are a...
  7. tonyfish58

    The Glory of Iran

    Our dear friend brought up a good point in another thread. "Finally something Good to say about Iran" :thumbsup: I would think all here know the Glory that will be The Iran of the Future. Like Planting a Rose Bush. For a time all you see is the Thorny Bush, but it will just be a little time...
  8. ahanu

    You are invited to Iran

    You are invited to Iran. Iran seeks to open up to tourists, but is it a safe place to travel? :p
  9. tonyfish58

    18 December 2014 Message to Iran Beleivers

    This message is full of hope and guidance, it needs to be studied and the processes adopted. Communal Worship and the House of Worship 18 December 2014 To the Bahá’ís in Iran Dear Bahá’í Friends, We hope that by now you have had occasion to study the message we addressed to the Bahá’ís...
  10. J

    Universal House of Justice letter to the Baha'is of Iran

    [AUTHORIZED TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN] 1 October 2014 To the Bahá’ís of Iran Papua New Guinea comprises a group of islands in the vast expanse of the waters of the Pacific, far, far away from the Cradle of the Faith. We recently learned that your sacrifices have so inspired the believers in...
  11. D

    Asia Help with Research for Cinema Film

    Hi friends, I am a filmmaker based in the UK, and along with a few UK based Baha'i friends, I am writing a film script for a cinematic film that explores the persecution of Baha'is in Iran. I have been reading so much about the topic for the last five months but am struggling to find personal...
  12. Thomas

    The silence of the world’s religious leaders and the plight of the Baha’is of Iran

    The silence of the world’s religious leaders and the plight of the Baha’is of Iran. The Baha’is of Iran have been persecuted since the birth of their religion some 170 years ago. This is simply a very grave basic human rights violation that is still happening in Iran. It appears to me that...
  13. arthra

    Hate material spread against Baha'is in Iran:

    Threatening anti-Baha'i posters distributed in Yazd, Iran Threatening anti-Baha'i posters distributed in Yazd, Iran - Bahá'í World News Service GENEVA, 18 June 2014, (BWNS) — A highly inflammatory and threatening flier calling Baha'is "godless" was distributed in the city of Yazd, Iran, last...
  14. BlinkeyBill

    Happiness against the law in Iran

    An Internet video of six young Iranian men and women dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" has led to their arrests, showing how far Tehran will go to halt what it deems to be decadent Western behavior — despite the views of its moderate president. Criticism outside Iran was predictably swift...
  15. arthra

    The story of the Yaran...Friends of Iran:

    Today May 14th marks the sixth anniversary of the imprisonment of six Baha'is in Iran... Here is there story: Trial of Iran’s seven Baha’i leaders On 5 March 2008, Mahvash Sabet – a schoolteacher and mother of two – was arrested having been summoned to the Iranian city of Mashhad to discuss...
  16. I

    Three Baha'is stabbed in Iran, apparently a religious hate crime

    GENEVA — In an apparent hate crime, three Baha'is were stabbed in their home in Birjand, Iran, by an unidentified intruder on Monday 3 February, the Baha'i International Community has learned. The three – a husband and wife and their daughter – survived but are currently in intensive care at a...
  17. arthra

    US Senate Resolution 75 re. Baha'is in Iran

    U.S. Senate Passes Resolution 75 Condemning the Persecution of Baha’is in Iran 07:07 pm on Dec 20th 2013 WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 75 “condemning the Government of Iran’s state-sponsored persecution of its Bahá’í minority and its continued violation of the...
  18. D

    SD: Iran Bahai businesses in Gorgan targetted by false flag flyposters

    Bahai businesses in Gorgan targetted by false flag flyposters HRANA, December 1, 2013 'In the city of Gorgan (the former Asterabad, in the North East of Iran), unidentified persons have been putting up posters on the homes and business premises of Bahais. The posters contain citations from the...
  19. D

    Sen's Daily: Iran: One arrest in Mashhad

    One arrest in Mashhad Azadi Qalam blog, November 29, 2013 'On the morning of Friday, November 29, five plainclothes officers from the Ministry of Intelligence arrived at to the home of Manuchher Khalasi ( منوچهر خلوصی), which...
  20. D

    Sen's Daily: Iran: BIHE class raided in Karaj November 28, 2013

    Sen's Daily: BIHE class raided in Karaj Iran Press News, November 28, 2013 'According to reliable sources in Iran, one of the classes of the Bahai Institute of Higher Education (BIHE) in Karaj (west of Tehran) was stormed by security agents on November 27. Students in the class were required to...