|IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL|
When the matter of the leadership of the Babis was brought forth, Bahaullah labeled his brother - Mirza Yahya Subhe Azal, who according to the will of the Bab, was his successor - with all kinds of profanities. He revealed all the inner secrets between them and tried his best to ruin his reputation. He even went so far as calling him, and all the rest of his deniers, donkeys, cows, and dung beetles:
Oh you donkeys! Whatever God says is the truth and will not become void by the words of the polytheists.
Oh followers of Baha . . . let these bogus dung-beetle like bodies to be occupied with their filthy dirty stinky beliefs. By my true self, the nose of the cow has no share from this purified perfume.
Have in mind that that this degree of politeness emanates from the same Bahaullah that says:
According to Bahaullah, it is better for someone who is impolite and rude to cease to exist than continue living in their current state. Fazil Mazandarani has collected a list of rude titles that Bahaullah had given to his brother. We will mention a number of these below:
When Mirza Yahya Azal started opposing the works, deeds, and words of his esteemed brother (Bahaullah) in Edirne
(A city in northwestern Turkey). . . he dropped down from his [high] stature and the rank of union and agreement [that he had with Bahaullah] and was gradually - in the tablets, works, and revelations [from Bahaullah] - referred to with codes, references, and names such as the polytheist, the calf, the scarab (dung beetle), the tyrant, the Satan, the devil, the foul swamp, the buzzing of a fly, and similar names.
Regardless of his own impolite style and context, Bahaullah recommends Baha’is not to be rude:
Oh Party of God! I recommend you to be polite, for the first status of [politeness] is that it is the chief of morality. Blessed is the person that is illuminated by the light of politeness and decorated with the style of honesty. The holder of politeness has a great rank. It is hoped that this oppressed one (meaning Bahaullah) and all be successful in it, adhere to it, cling to it, and be witness to it. This is the firm decree that has flown from the pen of the Great Name and has been revealed.
Oh followers of Baha! You were - and are - the starting point of affection and the beginning place of divine favors. Do not stain your tongue by swearing and cursing . . . do not be the cause of sadness.
Apparently double standards and hypocrisy are approved of in this creed.
Bahaullah - not knowing that in the future, his children would follow the footsteps of their father and uncle - wrote in a proselytizing letter:
Abdul Baha and Muhammad Ali Effendi (Bahaullah’s other son) inherited their father’s manners and similarly showed no respect to each other over the succession of their father. Matters reached the point where Abdul Baha crowned his brother and his followers with titles such as flies, dung-beetles, earthworms, bats, ravens, and foxes.
We too agree with Bahaullah that "woe be upon he who is deprived of politeness."
We also agree with Abdul Baha when he says: We should be fair. How can we expect a person that has failed in nurturing his children, spouse, and family to succeed in nurturing the people of the world? Is there any doubt or uncertainty about this issue? By God, no!
The articles have been based on the book "Avaze Dohol" - the Beating of the Drum by Masoud Basiti, Zahra Moradi.
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