[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

Business Transaction with Baha’is

“I swear by the One in whose hand is my life that all sects are misguided, except the ones who are my Shiites and follow me.” (Imam ‘Ali)

“My people will be divided into 73 nations and sects. All of them except one sect are in fire.”

(The mighty Messenger [Muhammad])

 

Question: What is the decree about business transactions with Baha’is that supports them financially?

 

His Reverence Ayatollah Tabrizi:

Financial support, help, and confirmation of those who use their income to assist the enemies of Islam and the Muslims is forbidden.

[Stamp of the Office of Ayatollah Tabrizi]

 

His Reverence Ayatollah Safi Golpaygani:

It is not permitted.

[Stamp of the Office of Ayatollah Safi Golpaygani]

 

His Reverence Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani:

Questions based on assumptions are not permitted.

[Stamp of the Office of Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani]

 

His Reverence Ayatollah Behjat:

Transactions with a Baha’i is absolutely forbidden.

[Stamp of the Office of Ayatollah Behjat]

 

His Reverence Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi:

Transactions with them is definitely problematic.

[Stamp of the Office of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi]

 

His Reverence Ayatollah Sistani:

This assumption is not permitted.

[Stamp of the Office of Ayatollah Sistani]