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[Newspaper:] Vahemeh

[Date:] 1 Khordad 1334 [23 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 236



[For] some time now, Mr. Falsafi, the famous preacher, has not gone to the pulpit to conduct the obituary sermons, nor has he gone to the mosques of Tehran. Even for the memorial prayers of the late Saham-ul Sultan Bayat, which was officially organized by the government, Mr. Mousavi has ascended to the pulpit instead of Mr. Falsafi.

It is said that Mr. Falsafi’s withdrawal from or relinquishing of preaching and giving sermons—whatever the case may be—has delighted the Baha’is, and they consider it as their victory.