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STUDYING A RELIGION Party ot JLMiiur 2v lie! ml In We? Dr. 6 Hcm1il by t to i'prsllii! Singular and secret was tbe mission which took tbe Rev. Dr. Ibrahim Q. Kheiralla and a eelcct few to Persia. The party consisted of tbe doctor, his daughters Kabiha and Labilm, and Home wealthy delegates who took part in the pilgrimage. They returned recently and the Khehallas are temporarily the gnests of Howard McNntt of New York. In tbe interior of Persia the pilgrims visited tbe chiefs of a strange order or brotherhood who teach a religion whose followers are said to number 50,000, - 000, in all parts of the earth. Dr. Kheiralla, though born in Persia, was educated in European universities. He was a priest in tbe Church of England. In Cairo, Esypt. he met Abcd - cl - Karin Effende Tuburani, who guided him to the headquarters of the order in Persia. The chief tenet of the brotherhood is that God is one person, an individual Dr. Kheiralla came to the United States two years ago and taught a Belect few, who in turn imparted their lore to others now many members hood in New York. convertu accompanied Persia. These persons received special communications before their retnrn to New York and the result of their journey lias been made known at the gatherings of tbe order at Mr. McNutt'a residence and the hall of the New York Genealogical and Biographical society. So far as can bo learned nothing con cerning the teachings of the order is printed, except a small book entitled. 'Bab - ed - Din," "The Door of True Re ligion," "Revelation From the East." Dr. Kheiralla, author of the book, writes: "We fully believe in our great master, Jesus, the Christ, and in all his teachings ; that he is the highest among all the 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 he is his dearest son. But we know that our salvation is not through his death, but through the great mercy of the Father." A peculiar feature of this religion is that no churches are required. Candidates for membership are taught in groups. After the teaching the members separate. The name of tbe - sect is knowii only to those who have taken the full course. New lork World. until there are of the brother - Last fall several Dr. Kheiralla to FOUND.