[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

To his Excellency, the Ayatollah and other Hojatoleslams,

I convey that there is a school known as Vahdat-e Bashar [Unity of Mankind], the founders and promoters of which, from the time of its inception up until now, are the perverted Babi and Baha’i sects. They have assembled the children of Muslims with machinations and deceptions, and it is widely known and even reported that they confuse all their minds with some words and gradually divert them from the right path of Islam. I beg of you to clarify the religious duty of Muslims in relation to such a school [Arabic verse][1].

 

In the Name of God

Grieved for Islam and for Mohammad that this unclean school is open in an Islamic land… Of course, it is clear that this school must be closed in such a way that its name and remembrance will be eliminated from the pages of history, and it is extremely odd that the honourable head of education has not acted in accordance with his Islamic duty [illegible].

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In the Name of God

It is necessary for all Shia Muslims, particularly the government officials and rulers, to remove and close such a place, which has been called a school and is a cause for delusion of the masses, so that it will satisfy God and please Prophet Mohammad and the pure Imams. They have no choice but to make the utmost effort. [illegible] Abol-Ghasem Al-Rafi Al-Haeri

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It is necessary and obligatory for the generality of Muslims and believers, particularly the officials in charge, to close down the wicked school of the perverse Baha’i sect, may they be cursed by God, which was built for misguiding the children of Muslims. Whosoever is a Muslim and believes in the Day of Resurrection must take action to close down this school and please God, the Prophet and the Pure Imams.

Shahaboddin Al-Rafi

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It is clear that the mentioned school has been built for the purpose of propagating the perverse Baha’i sect and misguiding the children of Muslims, and it is necessary and obligatory for those in power to order the closing of this wicked school and ask God for the execution of this act.

[Illegible] in the month of Jumada-ath-Akhirah [Jumada ath-Thani] 1339 [February/March 1921]

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Of course, this school must be closed and it is necessary and obligatory for all Muslims to make the utmost effort to close down this school.

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[1] [The original text is as follows: "‎ادام اله ظلالکم علی رؤس المسلمین"]