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[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]

 

[Adapted from website:] Tabnak Professional News Site

[Date:] 15 Azar 1397 [6 December 2018]

 

Fatwas[1] of Grand Ayatollah Noori Hamedani (May His Exalted Shadow be Everlasting) About Apostasy, People of the Book and the Corrupt Beliefs

…Question No 39: Unfortunately, by expansion of the perverse Baha’i sect, the Muslims who are weak in their belief have become afflicted by associating with them. Please indicate what is your fatwa regarding coming and going with them, attending their ceremonies and inviting them to special occasions such as the memorial gatherings that are often held at the mosques.

Answer: Baha’ism is condemned as najasat[2] and association with them is not permissible; it is not also permitted to invite them to the mosques.

 

 

[1] [Fatwa:  A legal opinion or decree handed down by an Islamic religious leader]

[2] [Najasat (pl. Najis): uncleanliness, impurity]