January 20, 2017

1925: Floods destroy five hundred houses belonged to Baha’is in Nayriz, Persia

To this sad tale of unbridled cruelty must be added the devastation caused by the recent floods which have destroyed nearly half of Nayriz including five hundred houses which belonged to the Baha’is of that town. 
- Shoghi Effendi  (From a letter dated March 3, 1925 addressed to ‘the beloved of the Lord and the handmaids of the Merciful throughout the West’; Baha’i News, no. 6, July-August 1925)