[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]

 

[Adapted from website:] Adyannet

[Date:] 6 Khordad 1396 [27 May 2017]

 

Haziratu’l-Quds of the Baha’is in Tehran

The Baha’i Assembly issued a statement in the year 1305 [1926] ordering the construction of the Haziratu’l-Quds in Tehran. By the persistence of the clerics and the Muslim people, in 1334 [1955], an order was issued to destroy the dome of this building. But contrary to the account of the Baha’is, [which indicated that] the destruction of the dome of this building was a sign of their oppression in the Pahlavi regime, this was just a show to keep the people calm.

During 1305 [1926], the Baha’i Assembly of Iran announced that Mr. Siavash (director of Parsian Company) had been commissioned to build the Haziratu’l-Quds. (History of the Haziratu’l-Quds building in central Iran, p. 2).

In 1334 [1955], Hojatoleslam Falsafi, with the support of Ayatollah Boroujerdi, demanded the demolition of the Haziratu’l-Quds building. Therefore, the Baha’i Administration, by publishing a book, introduced the story of the destruction of this building as a sign of the oppression of the Baha’is in the Pahlavi era. (The events of the Haziratu’l-Quds of Tehran). Therefore, to clarify this oppression, we mention two points:

  1. It is no secret to any unbiased scholar that the Pahlavi era was an era of invasion and endless looting of Iran by the Baha’is. Therefore, in no way can the pursuit of the destruction of the Haziratu’l-Quds be considered a sign of the oppression of the Baha’is in the Pahlavi regime.
  2. The reckless behaviour and conspiracy of the Baha’is in Iran will not go unnoticed by the people and clerics. Hence the Pahlavi regime, which considered its own preservation prior to the survival of the Baha’i Haziratu’l-Quds, in a dramatic act (under pressure from the clergy and the Muslim people), only destroyed the dome of the Haziratu’l-Quds.

 

PS:

Yadollah Kaedi, History of the Central Province of Iran, BE-JA, BE-NA, BE-TA, p. 2

See: The events of the Haziratu’l-Quds of Tehran, by Shokouh Rezaie, with an introduction by Touraj Amini.