[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

With greetings, wishing you good health and asking forgiveness for troubling you.

I convey my congratulations for the anniversary of the birth of Imam Ali. I am interested to know your view about the Baha’is and the Baha’i community in Iran.

Respectfully,

Sobhani

 

[Handwritten note at the bottom of the card]

In the name of God

Subsequent to my greetings and gratitude, [I would convey that:] Baha’is are in denial of Islam’s being the last religion and believe in a corrupted new religion. But no one has the right to cause them trouble in their lives, unless they engage in teaching their Faith, which should be confronted.

Wishing you success.

28 Mehr 1379 [19 October 2000]

[Official seal]