[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Newspaper:] Ashofteh

[Date:] 18 Aban 1334 [10 November 1955]

[Issue No.:] 44

 

A celebration was held at the Military Headquarters last Thursday afternoon, which, in many aspects, was significant and interesting. Firstly, it was the birthday of the leader of Islam; secondly, the celebration took place where, not long ago, Haziratu'l-Quds [the centre for the propagation] of the Baha’is was located, since the Military Headquarters has now moved to the former Haziratu'l-Quds of the Baha’is [Baha’i centre]. Thirdly, the masses of people that turned up were unprecedented and amazing. We had seen the garden, the lawns and the vast open space of this place but we had not seen the enormous hall. The largest halls are undoubtedly in this place. There is one rounded, three-levelled hall, somewhat resembling the opera houses of Paris and important European cities. About three thousand people can be seated in the main hall and the other levels, and there is a large, wide stage. That night, there was a large number of people all over the halls, the gardens and lawns and out on the street. Above the hall were displayed two large images of the Prophet Founder of Islam and His Holiness Ali, and [they are] still in their place. The celebration went on until 7:00 or 8:00 in the evening.