[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]

 

[Newspaper:] Eslahat

[Date:] 28 Ordibehesht 1334 [19 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 116

 

Expectation from Falsafi, the preacher

People had expected from His Honour Mr. Falsafi, the erudite and renowned speaker, during his mighty [sermons] in this blessed month, that he would touch on the matter of over-charging and hoarding by those who buy and store the essential requirements of the community and cause shortages, and later on, slowly bring them out from storage in small quantities and sell them at the highest possible price, and thus suck the people’s blood and possessions, and also [that he] would bring regularly to the attention of the people the teachings of the Almighty Creator, the wisdom of the Prophet and the blessed Imams, and particularly the verses of the Qur’an about these subjects.  

Yesterday, someone was saying that, from the beginning of the blessed month, he has regularly been listening to the preaching of this famous speaker on the radio at midday, and during all this time, he has not heard anything else being discussed except the Communists and Baha’is, who are well known in the society and their foreheads are being branded. No other matters [are discussed], especially about issues such as underselling, hoarding, overpricing or cheating on the milk, yoghurt, oil and butter production. We mention this matter here, so it might fall effective.