In the Name of God
In view of the fact that––unlike Judaism, Christianity, and Zoroastrians––the Baha’i sect does not have any Holy Books, it is not recognized as a religious minority by the constitution. But since they are the citizens of this country, they are entitled to their citizenship rights. Also, they should benefit from Islamic compassion, which has been emphasized in the Qur’an and by the religious leaders.
I wish you success
Peace be upon you and God’s mercy
25/2/1387 [14 May 2008]
[Signature] Ayatollah Montazeri
[official stamp] Ayatollah Montazeri
Ayatollah Montazeri’s decree declaring Iranian Bahá’ís as rightful citizens