1) Is the principle "Religion Must be in Conformity With Science and Reason" a new principle?
Hundreds of years before Baha置値lah, Shia Islam clearly referred to the relationship between reason, science, and belief, and described the Prophets as the awakeners of people痴 reasons. This issue was so important that the sentence "Whatever reason decrees, is also decreed by religion, and whatever religion decrees, is also decreed by reason," was widespread among the scholars.
2) Did Baha段 leaders follow this principle?
Baha置値lah neither considers reason nor science to be a criterion for recognizing the truth. Rather, he believes the yardstick for someone having any reason or science is their acceptance of Baha段sm. Aside from this, the works of the Bab, Baha置値lah, and `Abdu値-Baha are filled with sayings and orders that are both against science reason. This shows that they either didn稚 believe in this principle, or based on this principle, the Babi and Baha段 faiths are invalid.
3) Is this principle rational and logical?
If the meaning of science, is that which is empirically determined with modern technology, there is no doubt that this principle is not reasonable, for these sciences are subject to change. If the meaning of reason is "Complete Divine Reason" that men lack, then this is also incorrect because reason has been mentioned as a tool and criterion for finding the truth about a religion. If this only resides with God then what use is it to us?
The articles have been based on the book "Avaze Dohol" - the Beating of the Drum by Masoud Basiti, Zahra Moradi.