[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:] Nabard-e Mellat

[Date:] 17 Tir 1334 [9 July 1955]

[Issue No.:] 123

 

Mashhad

News from Mashhad indicates that the law enforcement in that city has warned clerical preachers and speakers to leave Mashhad within 24 hours, since they have been preaching against the perverse Baha’i sect. Police have even prevented assemblies for religious sermons.

We wish to draw the attention of Major General Alavi Moghaddam, chief commissioner of the police, to the following:

His Holiness Ayatollah Shirazi, Haj-Seyyed Noureddin, in Tehran

Last Thursday afternoon, His Holiness Ayatollah Shirazi, Haj-Seyyed Noureddin Shirazi, may God protect him, flew to Tehran without prior notice. Since the news of his arrival was telegraphed to the representatives of the Province of Fars in advance, many members of the National Consultative Assembly and the Senate, as well as dignitaries and distinguished figures, came to greet His Holiness at the airport…

Religious Scholars and Clerics of Tehran

The news of the arrival of the ayatollah, which spread by word of mouth in Tehran, had a noticeable effect on the morale of the clerics and religious scholars and generated quite a lot of excitement, and in their meetings with His Holiness they declared their readiness to advance his goals.