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December 28, 2015

‘Baha’u’llah and the New Era’ banned in Malaysia

Filed under: Bahai community — Sen @ 20:44
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The Malaysian Insider, December 28, 2015.

The Ministry of Home Affairs in Malaysia has banned Baha’ullah and the New Era: an introduction to the Bahai Faith with effect from December 28. Four Islamic publications were also banned: The Teachings of the Quran (possibly referring to the widely used school texts by the renowned scholar Abidullah Ghazi), and three Islamic works in Malay. The authors and publishers are not named in this report. The ban was gazetted on November 26.

Hashimah said The Teachings of the Quran contained “deviationist interpretations,” and that the other banned publications “could damage public peace and alarm the people as they contained elements which could confuse the Muslims and damage their faith.” Anyone printing, importing, selling or possessing the banned materials can be jailed for up to three years and/or fined up to RM20,000 ($US 4,600).

Baha’ullah and the New Era is an introductory book about the Bahai Faith, originally written by J.E. Esslemont and published in 1923. It has been revised and updated several times since then, and is published electronically on the Bahai Reference Library (free to read or download).

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  1. Now is that interesting!

    Comment by Steven — December 28, 2015 @ 20:51 | Reply

  2. I’m very saddened by this news. Freedom of religion is a basic human right.

    Comment by Jan — December 29, 2015 @ 04:52 | Reply

  3. Not good! How is it so easy to confuse Muslims and damage their faith?

    Comment by Barney — December 30, 2015 @ 16:46 | Reply

    • How is it so easy for a politician, party or government to win hearts and votes by posing as the protector of X? Fill in your own X, according to time and place.

      Comment by Sen — December 30, 2015 @ 21:45 | Reply

  4. A good sign that the Bahai Faith will progress, thank you Malaysia. Yabaha’ul’abha

    Comment by Tony Bristow-stagg — January 4, 2016 @ 20:39 | Reply

    • I want to come in Qadiani religion
      help me .

      Comment by Faiz — February 23, 2016 @ 10:21 | Reply

      • I hope that you will find this email address helpful Faiz:
        It is for the Ahmaddiyyeh in the United Kingdom. Or perhaps this web site:

        So far as I know, both are authentic and safe. But always be careful on the internet, there are rogues about !

        Comment by Sen — February 23, 2016 @ 11:43

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