[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]

 

[Newspaper:] Seday-e Mardom

[Date:] 19 Ordibehesht 1334 [10 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 1425

 

The Text of the Letter of Grand Ayatollah Borujerdi

Addressing Mr. Falsafi, the Famous Preacher About the Struggle Against the Baha’is

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate

Seghatol-Islam [trusted by Islam], Mr. Falsafi, may your blessing be perpetual,

I would like to inform you that the valuable services that you have rendered during these few days―in relation to the holy religion of Islam, but also to the religion in absolute terms and the Holy Quran, and also to heavenly books in absolute terms, and the independence of the country and maintaining the monarchy and the government and the army and all the people of Iran and the Muslims of the world and have removed the thick veil that a political party in the name of Baha’i Faith has spread over its aims for more than 100 years, which, through its organized institutions and spending exorbitant money from unknown sources, and its extensive propaganda against the official religion of the country, which naturally unites the nation and secretly makes attempts against the monarchy and the government and has revealed some of their nature―are not only the cause of the happiness of this humble person and all Muslims, but also the delight of the Guardian of the time, may our souls be a sacrifice to Him…

In conclusion, I would like to point out that this infamous party has infiltrated many aspects of the country and the government, and the letters and telegrams that come from the cities are quite revealing of this meaning. Consider, for example, a group that enters the house of a poor and needy old woman lying on the [floor] in the middle of the night with five innocent young children, and dismembers them with a shovel and a pickaxe in a horrible way and they execute only one person because of the insistence of the Muslims and information about some matters, and leave the rest to their devices. It is for this reason that, this sect has full influence in the state institutions and therefore, the most important thing in this position is the clearance of departments and ministries and sensitive posts of the country from the followers of this sect.

From God Almighty I ask for the strength of the holy religion of Islam and the holy sect of Jafari and the approval of the community that strives to promote the religion.

15 Ramadan 1374 [7 May 1955]

Hosein Al-Tabatabaei