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April 20, 2016

Fifteen Bahai businesses closed in Qa’em Shahr

Bahai News, April 20, 2016.

Fifteen Bahai-run businesses in Qaem Shahr have been shut down by the authorities because they were closed for the Bahai holy day of the first day of Ridvan. In recent years the local departments of public places in Iran have closed down many of the small workshops and shops on which Bahais must rely for their income, since they are barred from employment in the civil service and in many economic sectors. Bahais are also barred from running businesses in sectors that involve contact with food or personal services, in line with a commonly held superstition in Iran, that Bahais are “unclean.”

The owners of these shops are named as Shahin Senasi ( شاهین سنایی), Sohrab Leqa’i (سهراب لقایی), Changiz Derakshani (چنگیز درخشانیان), Bijan Now`khah  (بیژن نوع خواه), Nima Miri (نیما میری), Sahil Haqqdust (سهیل حق دوست), Baha’ul-din Samimi (بهاءالدین صمیمی), Behnam Mirza’i (بهنام میرزایی), Kurosh Ahmadzadegam (کورش احمدزادگام), Adel Atta’eyan (عادل عطائیان), Kurosh Reza’i (کورش رضایی), Fariborz Sana’i (فریبرز سنایی), Rezvan Golpour (رضوان گلپور), Shahin Akbari (شاهین اکبری) and Farzad Sabeti (فرزاد ثابتی).

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  1. how to the bahai threaten the mullahs

    Comment by mukul chand — April 21, 2016 @ 04:30 | Reply

    • The Bahais are a religious community in which the religious scholars have no authority, which might make Shiah people wonder whether they really need to follow the mullahs and ayatollahs. And the Bahais follow a prophet after Muhammad, and claim to be a religion suited to modern times. Bahais do not follow most of the Islamic shariah law, which they regard as outdated. These ideas threaten the religious regime, but Bahais themselves do not threaten the government, in Iran or elsewhere. Bahais do not see themselves as the “opposition” to the government.

      Comment by Sen — April 21, 2016 @ 10:39 | Reply

      • We have a Lotus Temple in Delhi built by the Bahais. My knowledge is limited to that.

        Comment by mukul chand — April 21, 2016 @ 13:51

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