A FRAUDULENT TESTAMENT Devalues the Bahai Religion Into Political Shoghism


Devalues the Bahai Religion

Into Political Shoghism

English by
Jeannine Blackwell

Revised by
Karen Gasser M.A. and Gordon Campbell M.A.

World Union for Universal Religion and
Universal Peace, Free Bahais

Chapter 1.


The fictitious Will and Testament of Abdul Baha is discovered to be a falsification by a London handwriting expert — Further external indirect proof of falsification – The reaction of the Guardian to these accusations – Time works against the Guardian


“Protect yourselves with utmost vigilance, lest you be entrapped In the snare of deception and fraud.” 11

In her book The Bahai Religion and Its Enemy, the Bahai Organization (Rutland 1929), the American Ruth White directed sharp attacks against the alleged testament of Abdul Baha and the man it favored, Shoghi (Effendi) Rabbani. The contents of this alleged testament were not only a reversal of the teachings of Baha’u’llah themselves, but they also stand in direct contradiction to the commentary and explanations concerning these teachings by Abdul Baha.

In March of the following year, 1930, Shoghi wrote a letter which was published in April by the German National Spiritual Assembly of Bahais and published in New York In 1938 In the series of letters of the “World Order of Baha’u’llah”. In this writing, the Bahai world was warned by Shoghi about the slowly forming truth of the alleged testament of Abdul Baha with the words, “For let every earnest upholder of the Cause of Baha’u’llah realize that … this Infant Faith will have to contend with enemies more powerful and more insidious than the cruelest torturers and the most fanatic clerics who have afflicted it In the past…” 12

This sentence represents a pure diversionary tactic because the attacks of the clergy, particularly in the Western world, are completely insignificant compared to the sharp criticism from the ranks of non-organized Bahais. These highly dangerous enemies described by Shoghi are simply the factual evidences which in the time to follow would be presented against his system. Only a few days later, Shoghi received a letter from Mrs. White (dated March 19, 1930) requesting the original document of the alleged last will of Abdul Baha for analysis by a handwriting expert who was familiar with Persian script. Although the receipt of this letter was acknowledged by Shoghi’s secretary, a reply never came.

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Hermann Zimmer – Biography

Mr. Hermann Zimmer is one of the pioneers of the Baha’i Faith in Germany, proved his devotion to the Cause by going at his own expense, and at the risk of his life, to Berlin during World War II, in an attempt to have the ban on Baha’is removed, but he did not succeed. He has stated that his friend Mr. Wilhelm Herrigel, also one of the Baha’i pioneers in Germany, was not “misled” by Mrs. White, as Shoghi Effendi stated, but came to the same conclusion by independent study of the evidence, and as a result, formed the “Free Baha’is” with a number of members who rebelled against the Guardian and the Baha’i Organization. Mr. Zimmer also is opposed to what he calls “Baha’i totalitarianism,” and has written extensively against it.

How Hermann Zimmer accepted the faith

  • After the death of `Abdu’l-Bahá in 1921, Ruth White questioned the Will’s authenticity as early as 1926, and openly opposed Shoghi Effendi’s Guardianship, publishing several books on the subject.
  • She sent letters to many Baha’is stating that Shoghi Effendi is not the successor of `Abdu’l-Bahá and that the Baha’i Authority has ended with Abdul Baha.
  • They proved through handwriting experts that the will and testament of Abdul Baha was a fraud.
    Zimmer Hermann  and Ruth White are the divine teachers.
  • Main ideas revolve around the Separation of Religion and BAO (Super Baha’i State). They said if this was to be established then it should have been in the time of Abdul Baha.
  • Those who believe that Will and Testament of Abdu’l-Baha is a fraudent document doctored by Shoghi Effendi Rabbani is a true Bahai.
  • Bahais should know that Bahai authority ended with the passing of `Abdu’l-Baha, and that the Covenant, as it has come to be known, is a doctrine that was not conceived by `Abdu’l-Baha, but rather by the author of a fraudulent document
  • There are no officers in this Cause. I do not and have not ‘Appointed’ anyone to perform any special service, but I encourage everyone to engage in the service of the Kingdom. The foundation of this Cause is pure spiritual democracy and not a theocracy.
    – Abdu’l-Baha

Hermann Zimmer’s View

Mr. Zimmer Hermann claimed that the Will and Testament of Abdul Baha is a Fraudulent document.Shoghi Effendi changed it for his own personal gain to claim for Guardianship. Shoghi Effendi changed the most unpolitical religion in the world to a political religion, ignoring the sayings of Abdul Baha that “This religion could not be compressed into an Organization. Shoghi built up an administration where the spirit of the Religion of Bahaullah and Abdul Baha was completely missing. He became for himself a world dictator a power hungry person who excommunicated all the members of the Abdul Baha’s family including his own parents. He abrogated the most important principle of the Baha’i Faith “Independent investigation of the Truth” and called the followers of the Baha’i Faith as “Harmful Elements”, as “Enemies” or as “Crazy”.

The Bahai Religion is Altered to Function as ‘Shoghism”
What today is presented as the Bahai religion is, in truth, “Shoghism” – Shoghism, the alleged Bahai religion, as practiced today – Censorship, prohibition of political activity and excommunication are not milestones for a new world order.

To conclude:

  • “The alleged will of Abdul Baha was not written throughout by the same person.
  • No part of the alleged will has the characteristics of the writing of Abdul Baha,
    as shown In the authenticated specimens.”