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Islamic Republic of Iran

Ministry of Industries and Mines

Headquarters of Industries and Mines of Kermanshahan

 

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In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate

His Holiness Ayatollah Haj Ata Ashrafi Isfahani, may his blessings continue

 

With greetings, I would like to inform you that, in my managerial position at the Provincial Headquarters of Industries and Mines, I come across a number of Baha’i clients.  Since I have not received any instructions as to how to deal with them, I do not know, whether or not I can deal with this kind of people, the way I deal with the Muslims and other religious minorities. 

 

I discussed this subject once with Mr. Haj Zarandi, who said I should observe the Islamic ethics.  I await your guidance.

 

Wishing for your health

[Illegible name]

[Signature]

20 Aban 1360 [11 November 1981]

 

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In the Name of God

Whatever benefits Islam is correct, as long as it does not benefit them.  In general, any transaction with them is problematic, and any transaction with them is invalid.

 

[Illegible] [Ataollah Ashrafi]

[Signature]

2 Azar 1360 [23 November 1981]