Nādir Shah Afshār; Tahmāsp Qulī Khān; Nāder Shah
Date: 12 April 1736
Original Language: Persian
This is a royal decree apparently issued by Nādir shortly after his coronation on the Mughān steppe in Azerbaijan in the spring of 1736.
The decree notes that, according to the Prophet Muḥammad, the Christian community is composed of several different sects that follow rites and practices different from each other. Each of these sects is associated with a particular people (qawm), and each se…