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The Judiciary

Court of Administrative Justice



Date: 20 Esfand 1396 [11 March 2018]

Number: 9000/210/226551/200

Enclosure: Yes


In the Name of God

His Holiness Ayatollah Jannati (may his blessing be perpetual)

The Secretary of the Guardian Council,

With greetings and salutation, I wish to inform you that Mr. Shahriar Foroughian has stated in a petition that:

“The [decision recorded in the] minutes of the Mazandaran Province Commission on Sects and Religions, dated 9 Aban 1395 [30 October 2016], regarding how to deal with the request of the perverse Baha’i sect to close their business premises (as described in the picture) is contrary to [Quran’s] Verse 42 of the Sura Al-Baqarah that states, ‘Do not mix truth with falsehood or hide the truth knowingly’,[1] and Verse 71 of the Sura of Ali ‘Imran that states, ‘O People of the Book! Why do you mix the truth with falsehood and hide the truth knowingly?’[2] and the fatwa of the supreme leader.”

Therefore, in order to implement the addendum paragraph 2 of Articles 84 and 87 of the Court of Administrative Justice Code of Procedure, which was approved on 1392 [2013/2014 ], the relevant documents are attached, so that the opinion of the respected jurists of the Guardian Council can be obtained and announced for its utilization./G

With gratitude,

Mohammad Kazem Bahrami [signature] 


[Stamp of the Secretariat of the Guardian Council]

Registration Number: 96/10/4716

Registration Date: 28 Esfand 1396 [19 March 2018]



[1] [Quran 2:42] https://quran.com/2

[2] [Quran 3:71] https://quran.com/3