[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

In the Name of the Lord of all existence

 

I am from thee and have come to Thee.  Illumine my heart with the light of Thy knowledge.[1]

 

With reliance on the order of the Supreme Judicial Council, on 26/3/63 [14 June 1984], the decision of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Mashhad was served on me.  With obedience and while being fully prepared for the execution of this decision [4 lines are crossed out],

My dear children, Davar, Mandana, [crossed out]-Shabdiz, and Houman, who are more dear than my life to me, my dear mother Zahra, who is unaware of my imprisonment, and all of my dear sisters and brother who are in prison in Gonbad because they are Baha’is, and everyone in the family; in these last moments of my life I bid you all farewell leave you all in the care of God.  I have nothing more to say.  I also leave my beloved and kind wife, Mrs. Nayyereh Parsa, in God’s hands.  I thank all my friends and brothers in the Sepah and in Vakilabad prison, who put themselves out for me in some way, and shake their hands and say good-bye.  I have nothing more to say.  Time 8:59, 26/3/63 [16 June 1984]

 

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Nosratollah Vahdat

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[1] [Quotation from Baha’i Prayers]