It was the Baha’is in Kirman who induced Dr. Browne to smoke opium!

Opium Smokers – Image Courtesy : Corbis Images

The amanuensis of ‘Abdul-Baha referring to Opium & Intoxication writes that :

“Alcohol is used very much indeed among the Baha’is, and opium also is used, but not so much [as alcohol].”

Avireh says that the Baha’is use more alcohol than any other people, and that even the sons-in-law of ‘Abbas Effendi used to come to the meetings in Haifa intoxicated. It was the Baha’is in Kirman who induced Dr. Browne to smoke opium and almost succeeded in getting him addicted to it.

See : Browne, A Year Amongst the Persians

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