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[Adapted from website:] Bahaism in Iran

[Date:] 7 Dey 1400 [28 December 2021]


Declaration of the Conditions of Membership in the National Consultative Assembly 1285 [1906/1907] “Not to Be Known as Babi, Sufi and Sheikhi”

Qajar dynasty

(The Kingdom of Constitutional Revolution and Annihilation)

Bahaism in Iran: This was the sentence that was installed in the streets during the announcement of the candidacy of the National Consultative Assembly during the reign of Muzaffar al-Din Shah Qajar in 1285 [1906/1907]. This announcement has just been published from the documents of the Parliament and there is a point to consider in its text.

This unique document shows that the deviations of different sects have been identified for years, and laws have been enacted that prevent these groups from entering Parliament.

The eleventh condition of this declaration is that he should not be a Babi, a Sufi or a Sheikhi.