Was he really a Bahai?
Iran Press Watch / amigo19
06-Jun-2009 (2 comments)

The late Amir-Abbas Hoveida, who served as the Prime Minister of Iran from 1965 to 1977, has often been called a Baha’i.  Antagonists of the Baha’i Faith make this allegation to demonstrate that Baha’is supposedly held positions of power in the Pahlavi dynasty of Iran (1925-1979) and greatly influenced it as a result.  However, such an allegation is not only incompatible with history but also impossible in light of the fundamental verities of the Baha’i Faith.  Many other members of the Shah’s cabinet have also been accused of being Baha’is, but Hoveida’s name is by far the most frequently mentioned among them.  Thus, this essay only focuses on him, and will list the reasons why Hoveida could never have been a member of the Baha’i Faith.  The essay will also deal with his personal life and beliefs.

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Was he really a Bahai?

by smhb on

Well, I dont recall either him, his family, his confidants or anyone in the shah's government ever denying that he or general nasiri (head of savak) and others in key military and intelligence posts were bahais.

If he wasnt a bahai and for example was a muslim who was accused of being a bahai then I suspect that for personal reasons he would have said something directly or through associates. He never did. Neither did general nasiri and others.

If the bahais were as sensetive back then as they are today about non political activity then they would have bothered settign the record straight. But they didnt.

I guess being in power has its perks. 


Who cares! he is dead! BIKAARID?

by gol-dust on

rest well!