The doctrine of a modern religious pantheistical sect in Persia which was started about 1844 by Mirza Ali Mohammed ibn Rabhik 1820 1850 whom thought the subject of Bab ed-din Per Gate of the Faith Babism is a mixture of Mohammedan Christian Jewish and Parsi elements This doctrine forbids concubinage and polygamy and frees ladies from a number of the degradations enforced upon them on the list of orthodox Mohammedans Mendicancy using intoxicating liquors and drugs and slave working are prohibited asceticism is discountenanced
- The doctrine of today's spiritual sect, which originated in Persia in 1843, becoming a mixture of Mohammedan, Christian, Jewish and Parsee elements.
1850; see Baha'i.
An initially persecuted and soon after schismatizing religious creed started in Persia before the middle of final century. Global with its charm the amount of its supporters increased largely in The United States. As a development against orthodox Mohammedanism, the Babis deny the finality of any revelation. The sect's previous severe pantheistic propensity and metaphysical hairsplittings happen successfully subordinated to more pronounced ethical imperatives. -- H.H.
(letter.) The doctrine of a modern spiritual sect, which originated in Persia in 1843, being a combination of Mohammedan, Christian, Jewish and Parsee elements.