[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]


In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate

“Indeed, Allah orders justice and good conduct and…forbids immorality and bad conduct and oppression.”


God has ordered acts of justice and benevolence and prohibits obscenity, iniquitousness and oppression.

This is to bring to the attention of all religious minorities and other [non-Muslim] sects that Muslims, in obedience to [their] divine ordinances, have no ill-intention regarding their properties and lives. In fact, they intensely detest and abhor any kind of abuse and mistreatment that they may suffer. According to reliable documents, any harm inflicted upon them is certainly not done by the Muslims. Based on the eyewitnesses’ [accounts], the authorities are not only negligent but also deliberately provoke and delay in preventing such incidents. All the religious authorities are in agreement with this matter.


27 Azar 1357 [18 December 1978]

Bahaoddin Mahallati



[Handwritten note at the bottom of the page]

To be retained.

12 Esfand 1357 [3 March 1979]