[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]

 

[Adopted from website:] Aasoo

[Date:] 13 Dey 1395 [2 January 2017]

 

Sepah Bank In this document, the Chief Executive Officer of the Sepah Bank issues a circular in which, based on Ayatollah Khomeini’s fatwa, the Baha’is are called “apostates” and their introduction to the nearest Committee or Sepah Corps is considered a religious duty.

Islamic Republic of Iran

Sepah Bank

Chief Executive Officer

 

Date: 4 Mordad 1360 [26 July 1981]

Number 2746

“In the Name of God

Circular

Since, according to the fatwa of the imam, the great leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, the Monafeghin [refers to People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran] groups, according to themselves, are apparently the pro-people and inwardly anti-people (which in fact must be a typing error), who have armed uprisings against the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Baha’is, who are apostates, in order to perform this religious duty, it is obligatory for all the Muslims, in defence of Islam, to [report] them to the competent authorities as soon as possible.

As the refusal of this religious duty by any Muslim cannot be neglected, it is obligatory for all the leaders, heads, deputies and members of the Divine Party to immediately [report] them with their full identity and profile to the headquarters of the nearest Committee or the local office of the Sepah Corps.

Obviously, if the above-mentioned people delay this religious duty, they will be held responsible for the dire consequences.

Zayn al-Abidin Yaghoubi