Letter to Baha'is in Iran
27-Jun-2009 (one comment)

"Keep alive in your hearts the feeling of confidence that the future of Iran holds bright promise, the certitude that the light of knowledge will inevitably dispel the clouds of ignorance, the conviction that concern for justice will protect the nation from falling prey to calumny, and the belief that love will ultimately conquer hatred and enmity. You have demonstrated in the example of your lives that the proper response to oppression is neither to succumb in resignation nor to take on the characteristics of the oppressor. The victim of oppression can transcend it through an inner strength that shields the soul from bitterness and hatred and which sustains consistent, principled action..."

Persian Translation: //news.bahai.org/sites/news.bahai.org/files/documentlibrary/720_persian.pdf 

Ali Najafi


by Ali Najafi on

With the recent events in Iran and the upcoming trial of the 7 Baha'i leaders in Iran, I wanted to share the letter of the Baha'i World Center to the Baha'is in Iran. For me, there is a refreshing dignity, wisdom, and demonstration of integrity in this message. I hope that some of you may find this insightful, regardless of your religious or philosophical beliefs. 

The Persian translation: