From the early days of the Baha’i Faith, the rigid-minded ecclesiastical order in Iran has attacked the community about the evolutionary character of the Bab’s claims. [The Bab was founder of Babi Faith and a central figure in the Baha’i Faith.] And since the coming to power of the Islamic regime some 30 years ago, a whole cottage industry has developed to write attacks against the Faith – a well-financed industry supported by the central government with people’s taxes and oil revenue (see http://www.bahaiawareness.com/bab04.html for one such example).
Recently, one of the staff of Iran Press Watch had an opportunity to address this issue. We enclose a copy for the benefit of those interested in an exploration of this theme.
Download: The Claims of the Bab (PDF)