La religion est un organe vivant. Il y a trois grandes religions qui sont communément acceptées par la majorité des gens. Rien qu’en considérant ces religions qui sont le judaïsme, le christianisme et l’islam et en faisant abstraction de toutes les autres qui sont moins connus de l’humanité, on se rend compte de ce principe que j’appelle l’aspect organique d’une religion. Je vais développer ce principe un peu plus loin. Bien sûr les croyants de ces trois grandes religions ne seront pas tout à fait d’accord avec le principe d’organique d’une religion. Quand on parle d’un élément organique on admet qu’il nait, qu’il grandit et qu’il meurt. Cela veut dire que c’est un élément vivant, un élément qui possède une naissance, qui grandit, qui a une période de gloire et qui suit ensuite une période de déclin de ses forces vitales et qui vieillit et que sa vie se termine par sa mort. Alors en acceptant ce principe, on comprendrais mieux pourquoi nous avons autant de religions au lieu d’en avoir une seule. De ce fait une religion aussi vit comme un organe vivant c’est-à-dire elle a une naissance, une croissance, une période d’âge d’or et enfin une période où elle commence à décliner, à perdre ses forces spirituelles et son influence faiblit pour arriver le moment où elle meurt.
les religions sont donc relatives et ne point absolues. Chacune correspond à une époque donnée et avec sa mort renaît une autre qui correspond mieux à l’époque qui suit.
La foi baha’ie affirme être la religion pour cette époque moderne.
11 août 2017
According to information provided by BahaiNews, four Baha’i residents of Zahedan after 35 days of detention in the Zahedan ministry were released on bail. According to BahaiNews Hida Yazdan, Bahram Rouhani, Mehrnoush Ramezandadeh and Siavash Rahimi were arrested on 26 November 2016 by the security forces and released on bail a few minutes ago on 31 December 2016.
When they were arrested by security forces, their homes were also searched and their property confiscated.
In recent months, three other Baha’is in the name of Tabasom Hosseini, Emilia Hakimian and Farshid Dadvar had also been arrested in the same province of Zahedan and were released on bail.
According to the Islamic Republic of Iranian Baha’i citizens have citizenship rights, but in practice the Baha’is in Iran continuously suffer persecution and deprivation only because of their Bahá’í belief.
FB, December 31, 2016
Here some information about the baha’i rights situation in Iran during 2016.
At least 96 baha’is were arrested
12 baha’is went on furlough
9 baha’is were tried
72 baha’i prisoners were released
At least 140 baha’i business were sealed across the country
The tomb of at least 3 Baha’is have been desecrated
At least 129 baha’i student were denied access to the university because of their beliefs
At lest 2 young baha’is were expelled from university because of their baha’i beliefs
5 Baha’i cemeteries were desecrated and destroyed
one baha’i was killed in Yazd because of his baha’i beliefs: Sir Farhang Amiri
At least 6 baha’i homes were raided and their property was confiscated
Tranlated from Baha’i news by @AmisIran
FB, December 30, 2016
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Honorable Dr. Rouhani
We, a group of young Iranians, would respectfully like to bring the educational injustice against us to your attention as an executive authority and ask for immediate and efficient action in regards to this issue. A particular group of young people in previous generations before 1383, were not even allowed to register for the National Entrance Examinations and for this generation, who is banned from entering the university now by a baseless and bizarre result such as “incomplete dossier” by the Assessment Organization at the time of announcing the results. A ban solely because of personal religious conviction of a series of restrictions on the Iranian Baha’i community which its historical record is clear to you as well as everyone.
The goal of this letter is not to mention all the deprivations suffered by the country’s largest religious minority. So we like to direct your attention only to the right to education as one of the fundamental rights of citizenship, a right which its violation has challenged our collective dream to build a prosperous Iran over the years and it has mocked every definition of freedom.
An exclusion which it has deprived the qualified and intellectual Baha’i youth from playing their constructive role in the society, and it has not only not rewarded them with the right to higher education, but it has caused them to face long-term incarceration. In describing this tragedy let’s not cease to note that the Baha’i youth are deprived of the right to higher education even in prison.
Wouldn’t this be contrary to the views of stellar laws of Islam and the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran? A law established regardless of religious belief, color, and ethnicity, with equality and entitlement of the right to education. The rights approved in the Human Rights Convention and the Universal Declarations, Thus the understanding of this point may not be easy for us and for future generations despite such divine and legal norms why in an era when enjoying civil rights is praised, such actions being carried out?
We are a group of Iranian Baha’i youth, despite the underlying problems and the continuous efforts of some to count the Baha’is as outsiders trying to reaffirm our determination to serve this land. We strive to focus our sights on building, strengthening and improving the fabric of our society despite the present conditions and we hope you will fulfill your sublime speech regarding materializing the rights of students and realize the expanded correct principles of justice in our country.
FB, October 15, 2016
14 baha’i citizens were arrested in Karaj and Shiraz on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
The house of these Baha’is were attacked without any official entry authorization and these Baha’is were arrested.
The names of these 14 arrested baha’is are:
- Shamim Akhlaghi
- Sahba Farahbakhsh
- Sahba Maslahi
- Ahdieh Enayati
- Mahyar Sefidi
- Shadi Sadegh Eghdam
- Vargha Kaviani
- Maryam Eslami
- Soroush Ighani
- Marjan Gholampour
- Mojgah Gholampour
- Farid Shadman
- Farzad Shadman
- Parisa Rouhi Zadegan
FB, September 29, 2016
At least 47 Baha’is in different cities of Iran in the higher education entrance examination in this iranian year(from March 2016), were banned from continuing their education at university.
Translation from HRA
- Saraj Azadi from Abadan
- Mehrdad Zehni fromMiandoab
- Shaghayegh Rajaei from Karaj
- Nazanin Nikouseresht from Tehran
- Rasam Farahani From Esfahan
- Misagh Laghaei from Gharveh Kordestan
- Shakiba Asadi from Khoramabad
- Samir Shams from Esfahan
- Zohreh Fazli from Karaj
- Ilia Javidnia from Tehran
- Sarnia Hemat from Tehran
- Vahid Sadeghi
- Hanan Rouhi from Esfahan
- Nora Talei Ardekani
- Bahareh Rahmani Mehdi Abadi
- Bashir Ghavami
- Navid Salehi from Babolsar
- Kiana Rezvani
- Afshan Eshaghian from Najafabad de Esfahan
- Shadi Bahrami from Ghazvin
- Rojhina Pourshahrezaei from Karaj
- Tanin Azadi from Abadan
- Naghmeh Forouzan from Shiraz
- Behzad Fakhranian from Shiraz
- Mona Houshmand from Shiraz
- Maedeh Hoseini from Esfahan
- Foad Soleimanian from Boroujerd
- Forouzan Bahrampour
- Leva Zinli from Kerman
- Darsa Kamali
- Mounes Ghalili from Shahin Shahr
- Dorna Rouhipour from Esfahan
- Farnaz Notghi from Hamedan
- Maziar Ostani from Tehran
- Anif Daneshgar from Esfahan
- Shakiba Asadi from Tonkabon
- Aida Fallah from Shiraz
- Afif Rahmani from Esfahan
- Nava Eslami from Zahedan
- Darsa Rezvani from Karaj
- Mobin Talei from Shiraz
- Parsa Danesh
- Arvin Azadi from Abadan
- Kamand Sanaei from Rasht
- Mahnoush Mokhtari
- Ava Fahandajh from Shiraz
- Elhan Hoseini from Esfahan
FB, September 23, 2016
At the morning of 3 august 2016, Iranian Intelligence Officers raided the house of baha’i citizen Mr. Yashar Rezvani in Tehran and he was arrested.
In this altercation the two doors of the house were broken and smashed. Personal items were confiscated and Mr. Yashar Rezvani was placed in custody.
The reasons for his arrest and the charges against him are unknown. But as in all cases of persecution against the Baha’i community, it is likely that this attack follows the continuing repression of the Baha’i community of Iran.
Yashar Rezvani is a Baha’i born in Kerman and lives in Tehran.
(translated from Bazdasht)
FB, August 4, 2016
Keyvan Pakzadan, one of the baha’i citizen prisoner, was released today from Evin prison on bail.
He was arrested 33 days befor.
He was arrested on June, 1, 2016, at the home of his sister by Iran security forces.
The security forces, not only confiscated his personal belongings including personal computer and phone, but also during this raid operation, his sister’s house was searched too and some homeowner equipments was also seized.
Fereydoun Badkoubé, July 4, 2016
Recently arrested baha’i Afshin Seyyed Ahmad, was transferred today, 2016, July 2, to quarantine of ward number 12 of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj.
He must serve his three year prison sentence.
This baha’i was already arrested, on November 7, 2012, and was released on bail.
This arrest is further evidence that the persecution of the Baha’is of Iran continue. Especially, it is proved that these arrests have no other cause, that membership of these people to the Baha’i faith.
Fereydoun Badkoubé, July 2, 2016