[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:] Asia

[Number:] 115

[Date:] 28 Ordibehesht 1334 [19 May 1955]


[Photograph: Mahmoud Ghatoghi]

On the day of the occupation of the Haziratu’l-Quds[1], Mr. Mahmoud Ghatoghi, a young, religious businessman, was the first to climb to the roof [of the occupied building] uttering the cry of Allah-u-Akbar[2] to the Muslims. It was reported to the Asia’s Office[3] that he was willing to convert the Haziratu’l-Quds to a “reputable” Mosque at his own expense, and in that in the event that such a proposition would not be practicable, [he would be content for] the expenses to be earmarked for needy Muslims.












[1] [The National Baha’i Centre, situated in Tehran]

[2] [God is the Greatest]

[3] [Newspaper’s Office]