[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:] Arezoo

[Date:] 30 Tir 1334 [22 July 1955]

[Issue No.:] 11

 

Arezoo Library – Claimants of Mahdiism

Mr. Ahmad Soroush, who is one of the most impartial historians and researchers of history, and whose enchanting pen has for many years enlightened the nations about their errors and mistakes, and who has crept into the corners of prisons many times without allowing temptations or threats to alter his special approach, has submitted a book to Arezoo Library entitled “Claimants of Mahdiism,” covering the period from the beginning of Islam to the present time, and including a living history of the appearance of the Bab and Baha, noting the most fundamental, exciting and beneficial historical points of the past one hundred years in Iran, and has revealed its unknowns and cleared its ambiguities, which is indeed pleasing.

The secret of Iran’s existence is that in the midst of so much chaos, a writer, with all his bitter experiences and pressures of difficult time and struggle to survive, produces and publishes a book that would ensure the existence of this nation.

We beseech the One True God for the success of our respected and erudite colleague in attaining this mighty goal, which safeguards its existence within the nation.