[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[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]

 

[Newspaper:] Eradeye Asia

[Date:] 1 Mehr 1334 [24 September 1955]

[Issue No.:] 125

 

Is Pepsi Cola Forbidden According to the Islamic Sharia Law?

It is rumoured that because the vast organization and administration of the Pepsi Cola Company has been established by the investment of a number of Baha’is, at the head of which is Mr. Sabet Pasal, and it is run by Baha’i employees, and the profits from the daily sale of several hundred thousand bottles of Pepsi Cola are used for Baha’i propaganda, a group of Muslims plans to visit Ayatollah Borujerdi and seek guidance from His Holiness about its consumption.