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 - ( ' Josef land. STUDYING A NEW RELIGION. r.rtr...
( ' Josef land. STUDYING A NEW RELIGION. r.rtr t Pllarla... Heated fcr Dr. Kktlralla, Wa to Singular and secret was the mlssioa which took the Rev. Dr. Ibrahim G, Kheirtlla and a select ;few to Persia. Tbe party, consisted of the doctor, his daughters Nabiha and Lablha. and eome wealthy delegates who took part In the pilgrimage. They returned recently and the Kheirallas are temporarily, the gnests of Howard McNntt of New York. In tbe interior of Persia the pilgrims visited tbe chiefs of s strange order or brotherhood who teach a religion whose followers are said to Bomber 50,000, 000, insll parts of the earth. Dr. Khel rails, - though born in Persia, - waa edu cated in European nniversitiea He was a priest in tbs Church of England. In Cairo, Egypt, he met Abed - el - Karin Effendo Taharasl. who guided him to the headquarters of the order in Persia. The chief tenet of the brotherhood is that God Is one person,' an lodivldnal. Dr. Kheiralla came "to lbs United States two years ago 'and taught a select few, who in tarn Imparted their lore to others until there are now many members of the brotherhood brotherhood In New York. Last fall seversl converts accompanied Dr. Kheiralla to Persia. These persona received specisl communications, before - their return to New York and the result of their jpnr - ney has been made known at tbe gatherings gatherings of the order at Mr. McNutt's residence end the hall of the New York Genealogical and Biographical society. So far as can be learned nothing concerning concerning the teachings of the order la printed, except a small book entitled, "Bab - ed - Din," "The Door of True He - ligion," "Revelation From the East" Dr. Kheiralla, author of tbe book, writes: "We fully believe in our great master, Jeans, the Christ, and in all his teachings ; that he is the highest among all tbe creatures in the great universe and that he is the first begotten son of God, his agent and .his mystery; the creator is his God and be is his dearest son. But we know that our salvation is not throngb his death, but through tbe great mercy of the Father." A peculiar feature of this religion is that do churches are required. Candidates Candidates for membership are taught In groups. After tbe teaching the mem bers separate. The name of tbe sect Is known only to those who bave taken the full course. New York world

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  1. The Fort Wayne Sentinel,
  2. 24 May 1899, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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