[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]
[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]
[Personal information has been redacted.]
Islamic Republic of Iran
Ministry of Industries and Mining
Department of Industries and Miningin Kermanshahan
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
To His Holiness, Ayatollah Haj Agha Atta Ashrafi-Isfahani, His blessings be continued
Greetings. We wish to inform you that as a supervisor, in the Department of Industries and Mining in Isfahan, I have encountered a few Baha’is as customers. As I do not have instructions about how to deal with them, I do not know whether or not I can behave towards them in a similar way to how I behave towards Muslims or do I treat them like other minorities? .Also, once when I shared my concerns with Haj Agha Zarandi, he instructed me to observe Islamic ethics. I will now await your Honour’s orders.
Wishing you good health and longevity.
30/8/1360 [21 November 1981]
In the Name of God
Whenever it would be beneficial to Islam, it’s correct to behave in a similar manner, provided it’s not in their benefit. Generally, there is a problem in having financial dealings with them and dealing with them is to be avoided.
The lowest: Attaollah Ashrafi Isfahani
2/9/1360 [23 November 1981]