[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

[Publication:] Akhbar-e Amri[1]

[Date:] Mordad/Shahrivar 1345 [August/September 1966]

[Issue No.:] 5 and 6

[Page:] 290

 

[Letter From the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Iran in Regard to the Requirement of Writing the Word Baha’i in the 1345 Census Questionnaire]

 

“We have been informed that a new census [questionnaire] will soon be distributed to everyone around the nation by administrative authorities, which includes surveying people’s religion. Although we have, through a separate circular to all Local Spiritual Assemblies, requested that they communicate to the believers the importance of truthfulness and honesty in stating their religion in the above forms, now we would also like to draw the attention of the beloved friends to the importance of this matter and that, in the census forms, they [should] honestly specify their religion (Baha’i) and not allow [themselves] to be falsely associated with former religions, in the official count.”

 

 

[1] [This was an official Publication of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Iran, which was published between 1922 and 1980.]