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3 Ordibehesht 1358 [23 April 1979]


Urgent telegram/ Qom


To his highness Grand Ayatollah Imam Khomeini, esteemed leader of Iran

Copy to Mr. Mehdi Bazargan, Prime Minister

In carrying out your charitable intentions to build homes for the mostazafin [downtrodden], the Baha’i Community of Iran is honoured to take the necessary actions to collaborate in the area of provision of shelters, and hopes to be able to render its sincere services during this era of construction.  Now, as a prelude, we offer one hundred pieces of land, 120 square metres each, which have unencumbered ownership papers from the properties of Khaniabad in Tehran, for this purpose.  We request that you issue the appropriate orders for their receipt and transfer.


Dr. Hosein Naji

Manouher Ghaem-Maghami