Saturday 12th March
Dear Mr. Khanjani,
I was deeply saddened to hear of Mrs Ashraf Khanjani’s passing.
Please accept my deepest condolences and prayers for you, for your family and for your friends at this very sad time.
The sacrifices you, the rest of the Yaran and all your families have made not just for the Bahai Faith but also for the unity of humankind and the courage and determination you all show in the face of continual persecution and adversity is overwhelmingly inspiring and gives many hope and faith.
Even though it may seem a dream far off in the distance, one day in the future, Baha’u’llah’s vision of a humanity unified in peace and full of compassion for each other and Mother Earth, will be realised.
I hope to live to see the day where the vision is realised and will take the time to acknowledge and reflect upon all the sacrifices which were made by all the most incredible individuals who progressed this vision across the centuries.
One thing I want to leave you with in this letter more than anything else is to ask you to never give up hope or faith because I will never give up praying for you and the Yaran and I am sure neither will any of the millions of other Bahais who dearly wish to see you all released and in safety.
You will forever remain in my prayers and thoughts.
With all the love and peace in the world,
International Ambassador in Aotearoa-New Zealand
Council for a World Parliament of Religions