[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]



The Judiciary of Islamic Republic of Iran


Court -----


Do not follow your own desires, lest you deviate


Date: -----

Number: -----

Enclosure: -----


Date: 19 Khordad 1381 [9 June 2002]

Case Reference: 443/1102/81

Court Order Number: 480

Date: 19 Khordad 1381 [9 June 2002]

Branch Administered By: 1152 Public Court of Tehran

Complainant: Tahereh Abdollahi Moghari Tehran: [redacted]

Respondent: -----

Claim: Probate


Court Verdict

Mrs. Tahereh Abdollahi Moghari has requested the issuance of a certificate of sole inheritance of Mr. Abbas Mansour Ardestani and has declared that she is a Baha’i in the documentary evidence signed by the witness. Considering that only Christianity, Judaism and Zoroastrianism are recognized as religious minorities in the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Baha’ism is considered a perverse sect and is not recognized as a religion or a religious minority, the issuance of a certificate of probate for the deceased would have no legal and religious legitimacy; hence, rejection of claim is issued and announced. This court order may be appealed within 20 days of its issuance at the respected Court of Appeals of Tehran.

Head of Branch 1152 of 1152 Public Court of Tehran



[Handwritten note at the bottom of the page]

17 Mordad 1381 [8 August 2002] - 329384

23 Mehr 1381 [15 October 2002] - 814 29/81