Islamic Fatwas and The Bahai Faith

Over the years, a significant number of Muslims scholars have, in their individual capacity and representing Islamic institutions have been questioned about the Baha’i Faith. These scholars and institutions have offered their clear, unambiguous view on the Baha’i Faith.

The collection of these views are offered on this site. I would like to remind my readers that this is a web site for Muslims to know the views of Islamic scholars on the Baha’i Faith.

Fatwa From Islamic Republic of Iran | Fatwa from Darul Uloom, Deoband |
Fatwa from Dar al Ifta, Misriyyah | Fatwa from Muslim Brotherhood

Some of the more recent fatwas are listed below:

Recent Fatwas

  1. Fatwa regarding marrying a Bahai – By Assembly of Jurists of America
  2. Fatwa regarding Baha’i from Awqaf, UAE
  3. Sazman Islamic Conference
  4. Fatwa of Ayatullah Fazil Lankarani
  5. Fatwa of Ayatullah Behjat
  6. Fatwa from Scholars of Iran
  7. Fatwa from Scholars of Saudi Arabia
  8. Fatwa of Ayatullah Nasir Makarim Shirazi
  9. Dialogue with representative of Al Azhar
  10. Fatwa of Late Safi Golpaygani – 2
  11. Fatwa of Late Safi Golpaygani – 1
  12. Fatwa from Darul Ifta – Binoria
  13. Fatwa from Mufti of Brunei
  14. Fatwas of Islamic scholars from Saudi Arabia
  15. Fatwas of Islamic scholars from Malaysia
  16. Ulema Council of Afghanistan | Question to Shia Ulema of Afghanistan
  17. Grand Ayatollah Boroujerdi and Ayatollah Khomeini
  18. Grand Mufti of India – Abdullah Bukhari Sahab
  19. The Shaikh of Al Azhar, Mohammad Tantawi, July 2008
  20. Kamal’uddin Jaeet the Mufti of the Republic of Tunisia, March 2008
  21. Hujjatul Islam Abdul Kareem Qausari, Najaf, Iraq
  22. Al Azhar speaks out against Bahais and the Bahai Faith

In addition to the above, some of the fatwas offered by other scholars are given below:

Fatwas of Al-Azhar on The Bahai Faith

  1. Dialogue with representative of Al Azhar
  2. Sheikh Abdol Majid Salim
  3. Sheikh Abdol Latif
  4. Sheikh Salim Al-Bashri

Fatwas of Islamic Scholars on The Bahai Faith

  1. Grand Mufti of India – Abdullah Bukhari Sahab
  2. Dr. Sheikh Abdolmon’en al-Nahr
  3. Sheikh Abu Zohrh
  4. Sattar Mohyedin Al-Khatib
  5. Ali Al-Mansour
  6. The committee of religious rulings of Al-Azhar
  7. Sheikh Jad-al Haq Ali Jad-al Haq
  8. The 4th resolution of the Jurisprudence Assembly of Egypt
  9. Seyyed Jamaleddin Afghani (Assadabadi)
  10. Seyyed Rashid Reza
  11. Mr. Abdol Aziz Nashi
  12. Dr. Mohammad Nassir
  13. Professor Bent al-Shati
  14. Al-Akhbar Al-Amriya
  15. Mr. Taha al-MowIa
  16. Mr. Khaled Mohammad Khaled
  17. Sheikh Mohammad Hussein Al-Kashef Al-Gheta
  18. Imam Khomeini

What comes across as a common thread across all  such fatwas is the fact, that, all Islamic scholars and institutions are unanimous in their views on the Bahai Faith.

29 Responses

  1. These are really the only words necessary – from the Prophet of Islam [pbuh]

    “[2.256] There is no compulsion in religion; truly the right way has become clearly distinct from error; therefore, whoever disbelieves in the Shaitan and believes in Allah he indeed has laid hold on the firmest handle, which shall not break off, and Allah is Hearing, Knowing.”

  2. We’re just so happy to help unite Islamic scholarship. 🙂

  3. We’re just so happy to help unite Islamic scholarship. 🙂

  4. Stop spreading lies about the Baha’i Faith.


  5. Justin, the haifan bahai organization itself isn’t exactly known for tolerating critics, non-conformists or dissidents. I’m an ex-bahai and have lots of horrible stories of people being subject to abuses of authority, subject to bizarre dysfunctional administration, etc.

  6. Sayyid Ali Muhammad Shirazi and Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri made certain religious claims. I suppose the central one was that they brought a revelation or message from God. (“By the righteousness of God! The Dawn hath truly brightened and the light hath shone forth and the night hath receded. Happy are they that comprehend”.)

    I suggest that this kind of claim is not one the truth of which a Muslim ought to allow Islamic scholars to finally settle for him or her.

    To dramatize a little: Do you think that it would be enough for a Christian who has rejected Muhammad (pbuh) on being judged by God to answer, “I sought the counsel of Christian scholars and was assured that Muhammad was no Messenger of God, and so I went no further”?

  7. When Christ came, the Pharisees denied Him. When Mohammad came, the divines of mecca denied Him. It makes no sense to ask the Jews if Christ was a Messenger from God, just as it makes no sense to ask Christians about the truth of Mohammad’s mission. It makes equally little sense to ask other Muslims about the Baha’i Faith……

  8. Would ye ask the Jews whether Jesus was the True One from God, or the idols if Muhammad was an Apostle of His Lord, or inquire from the people of the Qur’án as to Him Who was the Remembrance of God, the Most Exalted, the Most Great?

    (Baha’u’llah, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 41)

  9. the worst fact of human history
    is not only world wars but it is that people create fake faiths to
    cheat God & Humankind

  10. Lol. These are real fatwas not lies.

  11. Jast be warned!
    Join any religion you want.But if you have any sense,avoid the Baha’is.If you say anything they don’t like than the will tread you like dirt.
    That is the Bahai way of UNITY!

  12. It would appear none of these scholars took the time to impartially study the writings,teachings and history of the Bahai Faith for themselves. Otherwise they would not have reached such flawed and erroneous conclusions.

    They appear to have taken the same path as the Jewish scholars who rejected Jesus or the so-called learned men who opposed Mohammad in His time,men who based their judgments based on but partial information at hand and their own deficient understanding. A pity!

  13. Everywhere bahais are cheating innocent people

  14. Dear Friend: a similar list can be prepared by those opposing Islam. What would you expect? The same happened at the time of the coming or Moses, Jesus Christ or Muhammad.

    Queen Marie of Rumania said:

    “The Bahá’í teaching brings peace and understanding. It is like a wide embrace gathering together all those who have long searched for words of hope. It accepts all great Prophets gone before, it destroys no other creeds and leaves all doors open. Saddened by the continual strife amongst believers of many confessions and wearied of their intolerance towards each other, I discovered in the Bahá’í teaching the real spirit of Christ so often denied and misunderstood: Unity instead of strife, Hope instead of condemnation, Love instead of hate, and a great reassurance for all men.”

  15. please help me and guide me about bahaism .is it a sect of islam.what is itz objective.should muslim follow it?
    plz provide links documents books about this fake religion

  16. well, i suppose during the time of prophet Muhammad, all the priests and Rabbis were unanimous about their views of Islam…

  17. Muslim Brother, You have done a commendable job by compiling this blog. Please keep up the good work

  18. Only if Bahai stop lying about this nonsense of all religions are progressive revelations.

  19. Lies? What lies?

  20. Those Fatwas will act as a catalyst to spread the Baha’i Faith. In every dispensation religious leaders of that time have created hurdles for a new “message of God”. They thought they could eliminate the “light of guidance” from God but failed. This is a “small” number of Muftis, many religios Schlors of Islam are friendly and do not make such statements. In India,maulna Wahid-ud-Din is a frequent visitor of The Baha’i Temple.

  21. Good job listing the fatwa’s

  22. During the time of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh), priests and rabbis were not unanimous about their views of Islam. However, just as they gave their views, it is important that everyone knows the views of Islam towards Bahai Faith.

  23. Bahaism is not a sect of Islam. It has a background in Islam because the followers were Muslim in the early days. However they renounced Islam and declared it to be over. Hence they because kafir and turned away from Islam.

    You can know more abut Bahai Faith at:


  24. Please read and to know the reality of the Bahai Faith. Who is Queen Marie of Rumania to tell us what we should believe in. She has probably nt read a single Bahai book because if she would have read it, she would not have said like this.

  25. I think Muslim scholars know more about Bahai Faith than Bahais themselves. I have read more books than Bahai about Bahai Faith and I can tell you that most Bahais do not read their own books. If it were like that then most Bahais would turn away from the Faith. Bahai Faith is a racist Faith and panders to the West which supported it against Islam.

  26. What Bahai unity? See site for understanding true Bahai unity…

  27. But we can ask Mohammed if there will be a prophet after him, right? He said no. So there is no place for Bahaullah in Islam

  28. We are not asking other Muslims. The Muslim scholars are giving their views from Quran – the words of God and from traditions – the words of the Prophet.

  29. I would appreciate it if you can share your stories on Bahai Faith with me at

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