[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]

 

[Adopted from website:] Office of Religious Legal Advice of Ayatollah Mohammad Sadegh Rouhani

[Date:] 19 Azar 1397 [10 December 2018]

 

Subject of Istifta [Seeking Advice]: Beliefs > Is it permissible to kill a sorcerer or to kill a Baha’i who denies the [Islamic] Resurrection, should there be no restriction?

Question: Is it permissible, to kill a sorcerer (spellbinder) who creates conflict and division amongst the people, and to kill a Baha’is who denies the Resurrection, if there is no restriction?

Answer: In the name of God: it is not permissible to kill a sorcerer, and whoever denies the Resurrection is an apostate, but killing him is not permissible by ordinary individuals.