Islamic Shia Manuscript Refuting the Bahai Faith
Islamic Shia Manuscript refuting the Bahai and Bab religion including, invocations of the Prophet by Mohammed Rahim Khan.
Hājj Mirza Muhammad Karim Khan. Kirmānī is reckoned the first (or 3rd after the two preceding founder figures) Kirmānī Shaykhī leader. He was the son of Ibrāhīm Khān Ẓahīr al-Dawla (d. 1240/1824), a cousin and son-in-law of Fatḥ `Ali Shāh (1771-1834), the second Qajar Shah who ruled from 1797 until 1834. Kirmani’s father was at one time the governor of Khurasan and later, for the last 21 years of his life, was governor of Kirmān and Baluchistan. He apparently had forty wives and something like 20 sons and 21 daughters. The mother of Karim Khan Kirmani, who gave birth to him on 18 Muḥarram 1225/ 23rd February 1810, was the daughter of Mīrzā Raḥīm the mustawfi of Tiflis. Ibrāhīm Khān had a great respect for the second Shaykhi leader Sayyid Kazim Rashti (d.1259 / 1843) and had him accept his son as a pupil. He was a pious Shi`i Muslim and poet as well as a great benefactor of emergent Shaykhism.
Karīm Khān Kirmānī was an extremely well-educated and polymathic individual. He clalmed leadership of the Shaykhī school after the passing of Sayyid Kazim Rashti (d.1259/ 1843) its second leader. He very early on rejected the messianic and related claims of Sayyid `Ali Muhammad (1819-1850) the Bāb in his رساله ازهاق الباطل فى رد البابيه Risāla izhāq al-bāṭil fī radd al-bābiyya.. (“The Crushing of Falsehood in Refutation of Bābism”) and produced half a dozen or more anti-Babi-Baha’i tracts and works.