[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:]  Ettelaat

[Date:]  Sunday, 20 Shahrivar 1362 [11 September 1983]

[Issue No.:] 17106

[Page] 6

 

Knowing the Party of Qaedin-e Zaman [Hojjatieh Society]

Written by:  A. Baghi

(Section 9)

Why Was the Constitution Amended after the Revolution?

According to our constitution, we are obedient to our great leader of the revolution, Imam Khomeini and we are ready to serve the organs and institutions….and we believe in the Velayat-e Faqih [Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist] and so and so. But what the Society really believes in and acts upon, and their many outside institutions testify to that (regardless of the Society’s inner position) is the Constitution, before the addition [amendments] of the so-called notes and amendments…will continue until the total disappearance of the social and economic possibilities and institutional facilities of Bahaism.  But finally, which one of these contradictory principles of an amendment should we believe?...

…4 - The members of the Society can personally attend any of the political, military or social activities that have been approved by the higher Shiite authorities…and at the end, the amendment [of the constitution] announces that, “The Society will continue its endeavours against the perverted sect of Bahaism, alongside its other services, until the total demolition of the Baha’i administration and its social and economic welfare…