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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]


[Newspaper:] Farman

[Date:] 24 Khordad 1334 [15 June 1955]

[Issue No:] 916


The Building of the Haziratu’l-Quds[1] Has Been Insured by a British Insurance Company for an Amount of 100 Million Rials.


Our reporter has privately found out that the building of the Haziratu’l-Quds of the Baha’is was insured by a British insurance company for an amount of one hundred million rials. After the dome of the Haziratu’l-Quds was demolished by the order of the government, the representative of the Baha’is of London approached the insurance company and asked for [compensation for] the [damage] sustained by the building.


Other news says that the British insurance company, through its own representatives in Iran, is busy investigating the matter and is awaiting their report from Tehran. Interestingly, it became clear that some time ago the British government had given the title of “Sir” to Abbas Effendi.






[1]  [A Baha'i term for Baha'i Centre]