[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]


[Adapted from website:] Official Website of Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Sadeq Rouhani

[Date:] 15 Khordad 1377 [5 June 1998]


The School of Yasouboddin [title of Imam Ali] (PBUH)


Seeking Judicial Istifa’at[1] (in Persian)

Seyyed Mohammad Sadeq Rouhani


Question: Please indicate, if a murdered person is a follower of the perverse Baha’i sect: 1-Does he have the right to receive any diyah [blood money] or not? If yes, how much is his/her diyah?


In His Name, Whose Names are great

1-An infidel that is not kafir-i-zammi [infidel living in an Islamic country and paying tribute], and Baha’is are a good example of this group, their killing has neither qisas[2] nor diyah.

The date of response to istifa: 9 Safar 1419 [5 June 1998]



[1] [Istifta’at: religious inquiries]

[2] [Qisas:  Retaliation, punishment in the same kind; the punishment of an injury by an act of the same kind, as an eye for an eye, a limb for a limb, etc.]