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Are Baha’is with the good or evil?

From among the ‘gems’ spouted by the founders of the Baha’i cult is the idea that if a religion causes enmity and hatred, its non-existence is better than its existence.

“The third principle of his highness Bahaullah is that religion must be the source of fellowship. It must cause links among humanity. It must be a blessing of the Lord and if religion is a cause of enmity and a cause of war, its absence is better, and a lack of religion is better than religion. Rather, it must be the opposite. Religion must be a cause of fellowship and a cause of relations between the masses of humanity.”

Abdul Baha, Khatabat (Tehran), vol. 2, p. 146

Like all Baha’i things, this principle isn’t novel and those who have a speck of understanding about divine religions, will vouch that all God-sent Prophets strived for peace and prosperity of the society they lived in. There was none among the 1,24,000 who bayed for the blood of human beings.

For instance, the Last Prophet of God, the Noble Messenger Muhammad al-Mustafa (PBUH) said:

“God will not have mercy on whoever does not have mercy on the people.”

This holy statement is backed by a beautiful verse of the Holy Quran:

And We have not sent you, (O Muhammad), except as a mercy to the worlds. (21:106-107).

The said principle also ridicules the efforts of the divine messengers, who grappled with evil forces to protect people’s faith in God.

Having said that, we would love to know what the Baha’is have to say about the various wars fought between Good and Evil, since the world started spinning around its axis.

For instance, when they were only three men living in this world, Cain killed his brother Able. Does that show the religion of Prophet Adam (PBUH) in a poor light?

There are many such examples but we will stick to a few.

Prophet David (PBUH), dressed in his simple tunic, carrying his shepherd’s staff, sling, and a pouch full of stones, slayed Goliath while just in his teens.

We dread to think what if David was a Baha’i (may God protect us)? He probably would have excused himself, citing Bahaullah’s principle that “religion must be a source of fellowship.”

It would have only emboldened Goliath to continue with his wicked ways, that of mocking the faithful ones and killing the people of Israel. 

It’s not just the Prophets from Abrahamic faith who picked up the gauntlet on God’s command. It was other religions too, who stood up for what was right.

If we look at Hinduism, Ram had to wage war against the ten-headed Ravana. Similarly, in Mahabarat, Lord Krishna encouraged Arjun to take on the Kauravas to establish Dharma. Krishna wanted Arjuna to fulfil his duty as a Kshatriya (Warrior) as is evident from the following verse of Bhagwat Gita, … “Indeed, for a warrior, there is no better engagement than fighting for upholding of righteousness.”  

It will not be out of place here to cite the grand example of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) grandson, the chief of martyrs, Imam Husain, who regardless of the numbers with him stood up against the might of the debauch son of Muawiyah, Yazeed from the evil tribe of Bani Ummayah.

If not for the sacrifice of Imam Husain and a handful of his companions, a cruel Yazeed would have obliterated the religion of Islam and put paid on the hard work of 1,24,000 Prophets.

The courage of these noble men has drawn a proverbial line between Good and Evil for eternity. It leaves us with no option but to probe our conscience and decide on which side we are if ever an opportunity presents itself.

The cowards, of course, will chicken out, citing an implausible principle which is in variance with divine logic.

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