“In each cycle the guardian and holy souls have been twelve. So Jacob had twelve sons; in the time of Moses there were heads or chiefs of the tribes; in the time of Christ there were twelve Apostles; and in the time of Mohammad there were twelve Imams. But in this glorious manifestation there are twenty-four, double the number of all the others, for the greatness of this manifestation requires it.”
This unholy nexus resulted in the loss of many innocent lives in the Persian empire in the 19th century and became the foundation of a pseudo cult which is today actively involved with the imperialist forces in oppressing and creating dissention in the Muslim Societies.
A Nabi is a person to whom the Divine Law (Shari’ah) descends; this divine law may be concerned with beliefs or with practical activities (worship, like prayer). This Divine Law either deals with the Nabi’s own life or with that of his community; or both.
“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.”
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to meet and discuss with Muslim scholars about the Baha’i Faith and to benefit from their views about it. At the same time, I have met many people, who harbour doubts about the Faith and its connection with Islam. Are Baha’is Muslims? Is it permissible to marry a Baha’i? What are their beliefs?