[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

Anjoman-e Tablighat-e Islami [Islamic Propagation Council], Shahabad Street

Mailbox 153

Telegram: Propagation of Islam

Number: 10/4516/ K

Dated: 11 Shahrivar 1324 [2 September 1945]

 

The Honourable Head of the National Consultative Assembly

His Excellency, the Prime Minister

The Honourable Head of the National Police Force

The Honourable Head of the Gendarmerie [Police]

 

As the representative of this council [reports] from Ravar of Kerman, three Baha’i preachers have entered the city, are spreading misleading propaganda, and have caused a commotion in the area.

On the other hand, it is heard that some of the residents have confronted them and have been involved in a fight, and that some Baha’is from the surrounding areas have taken advantage of the situation and would like to blame the employees of the Anjoman-e Tablighat-e Islami [Islamic Propagation Council] for this incident, so that the religious advances won in this area can be neutralized in this way.

We earnestly demand that firstly, [you] banish these individuals—who only cause dissension and discord—from this locality; and secondly, [that you] order a diligent investigation of those involved in the fight and altercation. [According to the way this council functions,] all the employees have been instructed not to transgress beyond intellectual and scientific battles; the work of this council and its affiliates in the country is to engage in peaceful and wise practices only, and to refrain from doing anything which is the cause of dissension among the people of the country.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

[Signature], [Stamp: the Islamic Propagation Council of Teheran…[a couple of illegible words]

 

[Printed at the bottom of the page] We believe that salvation in this world and hereafter lies in believing in Islam; that the entire world should be Muslim, that Islam is sufficient to govern the material and spiritual world; and that Islam is the religion of science and civilization and the religion of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

 

[Handwritten note 1:] Stamp: Registered in the Office of the Prime Minister, number 9791, dated 20 Shahrivar 1324 [11 September 1945]

[Handwritten note 2:] Ministry of the Interior, dated 24 Shahrivar 1324 [15 September 1945]

[Handwritten note 3:] Law Enforcement, dated 28 Shahrivar [1324] [19 September]

[Handwritten note 4:] Number 34314/2, dated 28 Shahrivar 1324 [19 September 1949]

[Handwritten note 5:] Send to the Political Division

[Handwritten note 6:] Number 15189/N, dated 29 Shahrivar 1324 [20 September 1950]

[Handwritten note 7:] Number 7373/C, 9 Mehr [1 October]

[Handwritten Note 8:] Mr Ansari, dated 11 Mehr [3 October]