Refutation of the "miracle" of an immortal orange tree growing at the site of the former House of the Bab
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Orange Tree, Myth of
The Universal House of Justice has received your email message of 24
December 1997 enquiring about a story that has reached you concerning the
orange tree outside of the House of the Bab in Shiraz. In a previous
reply to a similar query from an individual, we stated the following:
You enquire about the truth of the claim that the orange tree
outside of the House of the Bab in Shiraz, having been paved over, has
grown through its covering, and that the authorities have placed a fence
The House of Justice has instructed us to inform you that this story,
which is based upon rumor, has been checked and has been found not to be
true. Your good sense in checking upon the matter and thereby avoiding
its unwarranted perpetuation is commended.
Department of the Secretariat