Editor’s Note: As announced by the Universal House of Justice and the Baha’i International Community, in light of recent objections by Ayatollah Qorban-Ali Dorri Najafabadi, Iran’s Attorney General, the rudimentary Baha’i administration that had been functioning in Iran for the past two decades to organize Baha’i weddings, funerals and other basic religious functions with the government’s de facto consent is now in process of ending its activities. The following is a translation of a letter that the National Youth Committee has sent to local youth groups throughout the country – a pdf file of the original is attached.
Esteemed Co-workers, Allah’u’Abha,
Along with expressing our gratitude to cooperation during this period to each of the Local Baha’i Youth Leaders and all the other dear youth, we would like to announce that following the recent decision by the honored group of Yaran Iran [“Friends in Iran”] and approval by the Universal House of Justice, the National Baha’i Youth of Iran brings to a conclusion its activities at this point in the history of the Faith in the sacred land of Iran.
We request that the attached letter addressed to all the Baha’i youth of Iran be shared with youth in whatever manner you wish.
It is hoped that we will continue to assist one another in the discharge of our spiritual duties through the celestial confirmations attracted through our supplications.
May you all remain forever beneath the shade of His confirmations in service to the precious Faith.
March 9, 2009.