In Memoriam

By Youssef Salameh

The 28th of December marks the first anniversary of the passing away of our beloved brother Dr. Ghazi Brax.

Dr. Brax, the pillar of Daheshism, is a shining star in our hearts that fills them with heavenly wisdom and poured in our souls with everlasting melodic echoes.

A man of faith who never knew surrender, but traced the path of heaven with words of light, in the Light of our guiding beloved prophet, namely, Dr. Dahesh, the cornerstone of our heavenly faith–a faith that combines Love and hope along with righteousness, goodness and beauty.

His voice never stops echoing the good news in our souls.

May God almighty bless his soul forever and ever. Amen


Remembering the Plight of our Beloved Prophet

Excerpts taken from an article published in Dahesh Voice magazine, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1997.

By: Dr. Ghazi Brax

The founder of Daheshism was one of the few that contributed throughout history in documenting the living saga of freedom. It was because of freedom that he faced persecution by the Lebanese government during a period when an oppressive regime reined on the country. Bechara el-Khoury (the Lebanese President at the time, 1943-1952) and his evil accomplices from the clergy and citizens, conspired against Dr. Dahesh in order to force him to abandon his activities of promoting a Spiritual Message that calls for the unity of religions. They tried to muzzle him and to illegalize his activities by unsuccessfully attempting to pass a law in the Parliament. Alternately, they resorted to bribing most journalists who, in turn, attacked Dr. Dahesh and fabricated lies about him in order to defame him and in doing so, to drive people away from him—especially the intellectuals who flocked to Dr. Dahesh after they have had enough lies and deception from some religious authorities. They also denied him and his supporters from responding to the false and horrible accusations. However, when they discovered that their attempts did not produce the desired results, they turned on him one of the religious factions that played a big role in the Lebanese civil war and the destruction of the country. On August 28, 1944, they arrested Dr. Dahesh and imprisoned him for 13 days without due process of the law, because they could not produce any evidence against him. They held him in the “Al-Raml” prison—a prison known for its torture—and then a presidential decree was issued to strip him from his Lebanese nationality and to expel him from the country to the Syrian-Turkish borders, where he can be subjected to the lines of fire, in a region that was still an active battlefield during World War II. In doing so, the Lebanese President exceeded his legal authority and violated the constitution that he took an oath to preserve.

However, after one month from his expulsion, the founder of Daheshism managed to secretly return to Beirut, where he launched a massive publishing campaign against those who victimized him and victimized the people. In his campaign, he exposed their scandals and shortcomings by producing from his undisclosed location 66 Black Books and 165 pamphlets targeted at the oppressors and their supporters. His powerful writings and relentless efforts, by day and by night, led to a state of revulsion felt by the people towards their oppressors and financial abusers that ultimately caused the fall of Bechara el-Khoury from power and the transfer of the Presidency to Camille Chamoun (1952-1958), who at the beginning of his rule restored the usurped Lebanese citizenship to Dr. Dahesh.

Departure of a Good Soul

A tribute to Raifah M. Kabbani
May God bless her Soul!

Raifah M. Kabbani, PhD               

Raifah M. Kabbani, PhD, a sister in faith and a professor at Pace University had passed away on August 27, 2009. I had the pleasure of knowing her since my childhood years and I have wonderful memories of this soft-spoken, polite, and gentle person.
I ask God Almighty to shower her with His Mercy and Love, place her in His Lofty Worlds of Paradise, and unite her with our Beloved and Guiding Prophet.

The Worlds of Paradise Glorify the Birth of Our Beloved and Guiding Prophet

June 1st marks the birthday of our Beloved and Guiding Prophet. This year we celebrate his centennial birthday, for it was on June 1, 1909 that he descended to earth in a human form in order to deliver a Divine Message to the world, namely Daheshism. About two thousand years prior, the birth of Jesus took place and his birth is shrouded in mystery up to this date. Here is a brief recount of the birth narrative according to the Gospel of Matthew:

“Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in Judea, during the time when Herod was king. Soon afterward, some men who studied the stars came from the East to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the baby born to the king of the Jews? We saw his star when it came up in the east, and we have come to worship him.” When King Herod heard about this, he was very upset, and so was everyone else in Jerusalem. He called together all the chief priests and the teachers of the Law and asked them, “Where will the Messiah be born?” In the town of Bethlehem in Judea,” they answered. “For this is what the Prophet wrote: ‘Bethlehem in the land of Judah, you are by no means the least of the leading cities of Judah; for from you will come a leader who will guide my people Israel.’” So Herod called the visitors from the East to a secret meeting and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem with these instructions: “Go and make a careful search for the child; and when you find him, let me know, so that I too may go and worship him.” And so they left, and on their way they saw the same star they had seen in the East. When they saw it, how happy they were, what joy was theirs! It went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. They went into the house, and when they saw the child with his mother Mary, they knelt down and worshiped him. They brought out their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, and presented them to him. Then they returned to their country by another road, since God had warned them in a dream not to go back to Herod.” Matthew (2:1-12)

According to Dr. Brax, as published in Dahesh Voice, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2006-2007, “As to the Magi that played a role in the announcement of the birth of “King of the Jews,” they were not astronomers or kings as theologians tend to think, but rather they were materialization of creatures from the Worlds of Paradise that were ordered to descend to Earth to contribute in the execution of the great redemption mission of Lord Christ. This secret needed to remain sealed during that period and was unlocked through a Daheshist revelation.” Furthermore, it was revealed to Dr. Brax that one of the three Magi that materialized during the birth of Jesus was called Makkali and he is the Ruler of the 10th planet called “Jamaliyoon.” On June 1st, 1942, a Spiritual Message written by Makkali himself and addressed to the Beloved and Guiding Prophet, descended to us and contains the following:

O Beloved and Guiding Prophet and the Great “Guide”!
O powerful, yet modest, who had returned to Earth!
The entire people of Earth do not know you!
You are unknown to them yet known to us!
All the Worlds praise your name!
All the Spirits are in humility before you!
I stand before you in humility, bow down to your pure shadow, and praise your divine miracles!
On behalf of all the residents of the beautiful star “Jamaliyoon” and myself, please accept our sincerest humility that we raise in awe and submission!
O noble one! You will be persecuted by those unbelievers and cursed humans, who will fabricate the most despicable of accusations about you!
They will invent disgraceful lies in order to distort your noble truths!
However, you will proceed with your Divine Mission no matter what horrible difficulties block your path and you will not hesitate to spread it!
O Prophet, your comprehensive mercy will engulf their world and ours!
So have mercy on them and on us!

On behalf of the planet “Jamaliyoon”