Posted by Mehran on July 02, 2101 at 22:51:25:
In Reply to: Question on Extent of Alcohol Restrictions posted by PatK on July 02, 2101 at 22:16:12:
This is all I could find in MARS (Multiple Author Reference System) for now. If I can find more references, I'll post them.
"With regard to the question you have raised in connection with the sale of alcoholic liquors by the friends: he wishes me to inform you that dealings with such liquors, in any form, are highly discouraged in the Cause. The believers should, therefore, consider it their spiritual obligation to refrain from undertaking any business enterprise that would involve them in the traffic of alcoholic drinks."
(6 November 1935 to a Local Spiritual Assembly)
"Concerning the third question (sale of alcoholic drinks at Baha'i-owned premises and restaurants), the beloved Guardian has asked me to point out that this practice is highly improper and reprehensible and would be tantamount to encouraging acts that are forbidden in the Faith. It is indeed the conscientious duty of every true Baha'i to abandon such practices. However, should a Baha'i owner rent his property without himself taking any part whatever in the business, or giving aid to the tenant, then he would incur no responsibility. Nevertheless, the landlord should resort to every possible means to rid his premises of the defilement of this degrading business; how far more injurious if he himself were engaged in such repugnant affairs.
(From a letter dated 6 November 1935 to a National Spiritual Assembly
translated from the Persian)
(Shoghi Effendi: Prohibition of Intoxication, Page: 248)
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