English Publications


Debunking the Myths: Conspiracy Theories on the Genesis and Mission of the Baha’i Faith (Lulu, January 2009)

Over the past hundred years, Iranian conspiracy theorists have thrown many baseless allegations in the face of the Baha’i community so as to cast their religion in a negative and unappealing light. A common element in these accusations is an appeal to treason: the claims range from Baha’is having historically been agents of Russian imperialism and British colonialism to sharing a common goal for world domination with Zionists to having been affiliated with the secret police of the late Shah’s regime. All claims attempt to depict the Baha’i Faith as a political organization in the guise of a religious group that has, from the very outset, been pursuing a covert agenda of inciting domestic chaos and advancing global hegemony. In under 100 pages, I have attempted to refute these claims and others in my first book. As of April 2010, this book is now in the public domain and can be accessed in PDF format here. If you wish to purchase a hardbound copy, color and black and white editions are available.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Bijan Masumian and Adib Masumian, ‘The Bab in the World of Images’, Baha’i Studies Review, vol. 19, no. 1, June 2013, 171–90.

Bijan Masumian and Adib Masumian, ‘Baha’i Studies in Iran: A Preliminary Survey’, Baha’i Studies Review, vol. 20, June 2014, 69–85.

Christopher Buck and Adib Masumian, ‘Baha’u’llah’s “Paradise of Justice”: Commentary and Translation’, Baha’i Studies Review, vol. 20, June 2014, 97–134.

Adib Masumian, ‘Making the Case for a Baha’i Religiolect’, Baha’i Studies Review, vol. 21, 2015 (in press).

Online Editorials

Was Hoveida Ever a Baha’i? (Iran Press Watch, June 2009)

Iranian Television Series Defames the Baha’i Faith (Iran Press Watch, February 2010)


ʻAbduʼl-Bahá’s Blueprint for a Progressive and Prosperous Iran (Baháʼí Library Online, August 2016)

Immersion in the Ocean of His Words (Bahá’í Recollections, November 2016)