Pathetic condition of Baha’i Faith in Singapore

January 9, 2016 Leave a comment

The Baha’i Faith was established in Singapore by noble family of Fozdars when they settled here in 1950. Shirin Fozdar was well known throughout Singapore and Asia for her work in the cause of women’s emancipation. Through the efforts of Dr and Mrs Fozdar, by 1952 there were enough Baha’is in Singapore to form the first Local Spiritual Assembly. The community grew steadily and in short span there were over 2000 Baha’is and five Local Spiritual Assemblies. The first Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Singapore was incorporated 28 July 1952. The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Singapore was established in 1972.

In less than 4 decades the situation of Baha’is have completed changed for the worst. There are no active Baha’is no functioning LSA leave alone NSA thanks to the Secretary Mrs. Lilith Nambiar. And the results are here clear for everyone to see as there are hardly and new souls coming in and only 2-3 people declared their allegiance to Baha’u’llah in last 12 months ,

Every day I wake up in the morning and ask myself is there something I can do for the faith today, I have been a devoted believer for my entire life and I make sure that I say my obligatory prayers daily and pray and seek help from Baha’u’llah.

I always think what are the innovative methods to attract the people to our faith, which the methods by which we can get the people to know and embrace the faith, however the NSA and local LSA s are going blind folded ahead and asking believers to focus only on the core activities and to forget about the Holy writings the words of God..

I feel we should have more of fire sides and have youth gathering so as to still in them the Love of Bahaullah. We should immediately stop the Ruhi books teaching which is absolutely tasteless and boring.

To give a few incidences of the state of Affair in Singapore:

  1. Baha’i university students were motivated to attend the Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity seminars held in Malaysia annually. But unfortunately only 2 youth from Singapore have attended the program so far.
  2. The Youth Conference in Port Dickson, one of the many called for by the Universal House of Justice, was a big failure with mismanagement from the Counsellor Dr. Lee Lee Loh Ludher, .Although NSA took all the efforts to increase the participation of Youths but failed miserably.
  3. The Summer School Taskforce was absolutely defunct because nobody wanted to work on it. The credit should go to Lee Ludher, Ms. Sona ad Mrs. Khamsi.

The once vibrant community is slowly losing its sheen and glory and we are hardly few people. How far we can carry on with this decline to be seen otherwise we will also join the great league of our forefathers whose community are now reduced to few souls and may get extinct soon,

All these things pain and trouble me a lot and I hope my interfaith activities and suggestions are accepted and soon then only the Baha’i community will be rejuvenated,

To arrest the decline of the Baha’i Faith and elsewhere, the following draw backs should be eliminated: this will be all the more helpful and results will flow soon, otherwise we may just sink like the TITANIC.

  • The UHJ should accept that the Ruhi curriculum has failed miserably and they should revert to Holy Scriptures only.
  • The UHJ should come out clean in the Election process at the world centre and at the National level. The Ruhi brigade should be expelled immediately like Mr. Arbab.
  • The UHJ should keep forward the exact number of Baha’is in every country they should not make use of fake sites made by themselves and say the Christians have done it.
  • The UHJ should stop the pop culture developing in every Baha’i community. They should teach the Baha’is high moral values and respect for elderly Baha’is.
  • The UHJ should explain the cause of declining Baha’is in every country. A part of which they have accepted in Ridhvan Message.
  • The UHJ should explain the concept of Guardianship sincerely to the Baha’is just not say do not read the materials of the covenant breakers. They should know that the Orthodox Baha’i group headed by Nosratullah Bahremand and the BUPC and Fredrick’s Glaycier of Reform Baha’i Faith and above all the Free Baha’i movements are making inroads in Baha’i ideological system
  • The UHJ should stop giving wrong informations to the Baha’is like: “To those who pause and reflect on the unfoldment of Divine Plan, it becomes impossible to ignore how the power posses by the word of God is ascendant in the hearts of every women and men, children and youth, in country after country, in cluster after cluster.”Ridhvan Message 2013
  • This is absolutely untrue not just for Singapore but for every country.
  • And last but not the least, The UHJ should stop using abusive and threatening language against devoted Baha’is who sacrificed everything on the Threshold of the Blessed Beauty. The UHJ should also know that there are some families which will not take their abusive languages lightly. For every action there is a reaction.

Ref: http://singaporebahai.blogspot.sg/

 

Bahai’s of the World. Beware!

May 11, 2014 Leave a comment

To,
The Bahá’ís of the World

Allahu Abha

 In a very recent incidence as mentioned by UHJ in letter dated 7 April 2014 that an Iranian senior cleric has presented to the Bahá’ís of the world, an exquisite calligraphic prepared by him of a passage in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas wherein Baha’u’llah calls upon His followers to: “Consort with all religions with amity and concord, that they may inhale from you the sweet fragrance of God.” 

The letter requested the Bahá’ís to contact their Office of External Affairs to take immediate steps, in consultation with individuals and like-minded organizations, to draw widespread attention to it. The Office of External Affairs was also to call upon its contacts in the mass media, as well as Bahá’ís and others with whom it has established relationships and who have achieved distinction in such fields. The letter assured the Bahá’ís that alongside the foregoing action, the Bahá’í International Community, will be apprising its contacts at the United Nations and among international non-governmental agencies of the significance of this gift. The UHJ also hoped that The Brussels Office of the Bahá’í International Community will, in addition, pursue related action at the level of the European Union.

Surprisingly the letter further states that “Given the considerable risk to the personal freedom and safety of Ayatollah Masoumi-Tehrani on account of this courageous act, the fact that people of prominence in the political, religious, and civil spheres express their support publicly, may well serve as a protection for him. Your Office of External Affairs may consider making approaches to some of its high-level contacts in government and elsewhere on this matter, on a confidential basis.”

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Beware of Persians Hijacking the Faith

April 14, 2014 1 comment

To,

The Bahá’ís of the World, 

Allah-u-Abha

The Independent Investigators of the Truth

Ayatollah Masoumi Tehrani has become a familiar name by now amongst the Baha’is, thanks to several reminders received from various sections at behest of the UHJ, to spread the message that the Ayatollah has gifted the Baha’is a piece of calligraphy. We are so swooned by the gesture that we have immediately started imagining that the cradle of the Faith is now arms open to welcome the Baha’is. We have even forgotten that so many of Faith members are still under arrest, whilst hundreds have given their lives for the cause of the Faith. One Masoumi Tehrani is sufficient to erase our tragic memories.

I have been a member of NSA of an Eastern country for ten years. The motive of the UHJ confuses me in the subject matter of this Calligraphist Ayatollah!

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The Treatment given to Dr. Firouz Anarki

February 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Since the establishment of Universal House of Justice in 1963 at Baha’i World Centre, at Haifa the Baha’is cannot make any departure from the norms and the procedures lay down by the UHJ. No amount of failure or development of progressive ideals can supersede whatever is written in the Messages/letters of UHJ.

There is a wide divide between the democratic ideals of equality and freedom, rights of citizens, individual liberty and pluralism cherished by Baha’u’llah, Abdul Baha and the rigid format of governance envisaged by the Self centric and anti-pluralistic Universal House of Justice.

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The UHJ Spring Has Begun

February 19, 2013 Leave a comment

Former UHJ member attacks Ruhi system in his unique Persian style

Mr. Ali Nakhjawani(Voice of alienated Persian Baha’is)

Mr. Ali Nakhjawani
(Voice of alienated Persian Baha’is)

Since the establishment of Universal House of Justice in 1963 at Baha’i World Centre, at Haifa the Baha’is cannot make any departure from the norms and the procedures lay down by the UHJ. No amount of failure or development of progressive ideals can supersede whatever is written in the Messages/letters of UHJ.

There is a wide divide between the democratic ideals of equality and freedom, rights of citizens, individual liberty and pluralism cherished by Baha’u’llah, Abdul Baha and the rigid format of governance envisaged by the Self centric and anti-pluralistic Universal House of Justice.

As a result, most of the Baha’is have remained isolated from the Baha’i Holy writings of Central figures of the Faith. The widespread and disproportionately higher level of intolerance shown by Universal House of Justice for all other ideas and thinking and fear of excommunication have made the Baha’is to examine the claims of other Sects of Baha’is and to take solace in them especially the one having  Universal House of Justice.

The terrible failure of Ruhi books curriculum and humiliating court case defeats resulting into NSA  attorney Mr. Christopher Dolan begging the Sects leader to have a compromise and to find a way out for such a humiliating situation has  put further question mark on the UHJ’s claim of infallibility.

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The cruel treatment done to Fozdar Family by Universal House of Justice

November 28, 2012 Leave a comment
Jamshed Fozdar and Family

Jamshed Fozdar and Family

Mr. Jamshed Fozdar and his wife Parvati and son Vijay came to Kuching in 1951. He was the first Baha’i to come to Sarawak. As a professionally qualified electrical engineer he obtained occupation in the private sector. Baha’is do not have paid missionaries and it is obligatory that all Baha’is seek means of livelihood to support their families and to serve mankind. Jamshed taught in the towns of Sarawak. There were numerous enrolments in Kuching, Sibu and Kanowit. All the early Baha’is were Chinese and a few Indians and there was no effort to teach the natives of Sarawak. In 1953, the first local spiritual assembly of the Baha’is of Kuching was elected.

Mr. Jamshed Fozdar is the son of Dr. K. M. Fozdar (1898-1958) and Mrs. Shirin Fozdar (1905-1992), who were the first to introduce the Baha’i Faith to Singapore when they settled there in 1950. Mrs Shirin Fozdar was well known throughout Singapore and Asia for her work in the cause of women’s emancipation.

Through the efforts of Dr. and Mrs. Fozdar, by 1952 there were enough Baha’is in Singapore to form the first Local Spiritual Assembly. The community has since grown to over 2000 members and today there are five Local Spiritual Assemblies in Singapore. They oversee a wide range of activities including the education of children, devotional services, study classes, discussion groups, social functions, observance of holy days, marriages and funeral services.

Having serve the Baha’i Faith for so many years selflessly, very recently Mr. Fozdar was Ex-communicated from the Baha’i Faith for silly reasons.

Please see the impolite and rude language used by the Universal House of Justice for him. These letters points us to the fact that the Baha’i Administration follows the Policy of “Use and Throw”.

Letter of UHJ

Letter of UHJ

Should the Bahais replace UHJ with UBA…(Universal House of Justice is now Universal House of Arbabs)

November 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Dr.Farzam Arbab The Master Manipulator

Dr. Arbab

Dr. Arbab

Dr.Farzam Arbab has been serving as member of Universal House of Justice (UHJ) since 1993. Prior to this he was a member of the International Teaching Centre (ITC) since 1983. He is the controlling force behind the UHJ elections and present activities of the Baha’i Faith.

 He was a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Colombia and a Continental Counselor before being appointed to the International Teaching Centre (ITC).

 Even after getting elected to the Bahai apex body –the Universal House of Justice, Dr.Arbab was not satisfied and wanted to get his full family as Members of Apex bodies and tried to control the Faith from all angles.

Since his election/selection in the Bahai Apex Body he started his task of cleansing the Bahai organization from the Iranian Bahais having Mullah’s culture.  Like Hushmand Fatheazam and Ali Nakhjawani.

 Slowly and steadily he took control of UHJ by introducing Ruhi culture. He saw that any one opposing Ruhi agenda is shown the way out of the Bahai Faith. These tentacles of Ruhi culture spread out throughout the world and resulted in expulsion of many devoted Bahais like Feroz Anaraki, Jamshed Fozdar, Fredrick Glaysher, Juan Cole etc.

Mr. Arbab went to launch his own Ruhi brigade with Faredon Jawaheri, Payman Mohajir and very recently Shehriyar Razavi; these three Iranians are well known for the pro Ruhi culture and his own brother in Law Mr. Gustav Correa.

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