[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:] Danesh-e Emrouz

[Date:] 19 Ordibehesht 1334 [10 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 122

 

Telegram from His Honour Ayatollah Borujerdi to His Honour Ayatollah Behbahani

Qom – Tehran - His Honour Hojjatol-Islam val Muslemin [the Trust of Islam and the Muslims], Mir Seyyed Mohammad Behbahani, may his blessings be perpetual

Your Honour’s telegram, indicating the personal initiative of His Imperial Majesty in closing and confiscating the space that was solely constructed for propagation against the blessed religion of Islam—which is naturally the cause of national unity—and also against the country’s independence and for the weakening of the imperial position, was indeed the cause of delight.

All the Muslims of the world and the illustrious clergy, even His Holiness Vali-e Asr [Guardian of the Time] may our souls be sacrificed for Him, are, of course, joyous about this initiative. It could be said that the wise people of the country considered it as the unerring duty of the monarchy.

It is hoped that the All-Glorious God will protect the blessed religion of Islam and the monarchy of Iran from the hurtful and provocative actions of the adversaries and preserve your blessed person for the Muslims.

Hossein Tabatabai