[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]

 

[Adapted from website:] Information Base of the Office of Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Sadegh Rohani

[Date:] 14 Azar 1389 [5 December 2010]

 

Information base of the office of the Grand Ayatollah Rouhani, “may his exalted shadow be everlasting”

The followers of the Baha’i sect are not possessors of a Holy Book and are true examples of being unclean in [one’s] eyes.

Istifta [Seeking Religious Advice]:

Are the followers of the perverse Baha’i sect infidels? And if so, of what kind are they? And are they examples of true impurity?

Answer:

The followers of the Baha’i sect are infidels, atheists, are not possessors of a Holy Book and are true examples of being unclean in [one’s] eyes.