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The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Rezaiyeh

Date 15 Nur 136

29 Khordad 1358 [19 June 1979]


To His Holiness Grand Ayatollah Imam Khomeini, Supreme Leader of the Country of Iran,

Continuous Blessings

We offer our spiritual greetings, since all Iranian Baha’is, who make up the largest religious minority in this country, have always obeyed your sublime intentions and lofty objectives in promoting the holy country of Iran in both material and spiritual aspects. As soon as we became aware of the intentions of the Exalted Leader in providing accommodation for the country’s poor, all Baha’is, whether rich or poor, each according to their financial ability, have obeyed and collaborated. 

In addition to the individual measures, the Spiritual Assemblies of the Baha’is of Urmia, Maku, Khoy, Eyvagholi, Salmas, Piranshahr, Naqadeh, Sarukani, Oshnavieh, Band, Sangar, Vazirabad, Almanabad, Reyhanabad, Nalous, Zaviyeh Condi, Balo, Nakhjavan Tappeh, and Gardabad, also, [according to] their social duties, deposited the amount of 257,950 Rial into account number 100, in the name of the Exalted Leader, at the National Bank, Urmia branch.  The receipt is enclosed for your information.

Seeking confirmation and success from the Threshold of the Almighty.

Secretary of the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Urmia

Agahollah Tizfahm

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Copy is submitted for the information of Mr. Engineer Mehdi Bazargan, beloved Prime Minister of Iran

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Copy is also sent to the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Iran