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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]


[Newspaper:] Khousheh

[Date:] 31 Farvardin 1335 [20 April 1956]

[Issue No.:] 7


Contrary to the expectations of some people, this year, Falsafi will not ascend to the pulpit to preach during the [month] of Ramadan. This silence, after many years of constant preaching, has been interpreted amongst the informed circles in different ways. The esteemed readers can recall to mind that last year Falsafi commenced to battle against the Baha’i sect. This year that the religious sermons of Falsafi have been discontinued, Baha’is consider the discontinuation of his programme to be the result of their own influence.

Falsafi is one of those speakers and orators who could not be contained. He spoke very harshly in the funeral of the late Safaei. Since the country needs stability more than anything else during the elections, the continuation of Falsafi’s religious programmes was not approved. 

We must add that Falsafi had openly stated that if he was allowed to preach, he would continue on his last year’s discourse and pursue the same issue.