Shoghi Effendi Through the Pilgrim's Eye: Volume 1

Shoghi Effendi Through the Pilgrim's Eye: Volume 1 : Building the Administrative Order, 1922-1952

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Shoghi Effendi Through the Pilgrim's Eye tells the story of the Guardian's ministry from 1922 when the young Shoghi Effendi, just 24 years old, was charged with guiding the affairs of a worldwide Faith. Rather than a biography, it draws on the diary entries and letters (many now published for the first time) of the many pilgrims and visitors to the Bahá'í Holy Places in Haifa and 'Akká, as well as the accounts of those who worked to assist the Guardian in his many extraordinary achievements.

As in all such cases, these recollections must be taken in the spirit of pilgrim notes - interesting and thought-provoking highlights and observations, but not any part of the Bahá'í Sacred Text. They do, however, provide unique insights and inspiration.

Volume I (1922-1952) covers the years when the Guardian was laying the foundations of the Bahá'í Administrative Order destined to culminate in the World Order of Bahá'u'lláh, while at the same time planning and carrying out the extension and development of the Shrines of the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh, translating the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh as well as The Dawn-Breakers and writing his own major works, as well as facing challenges to his authority and responding to the confiscation of the House of Bahá'u'lláh in Baghdad and the persecution of Bahá'ís in Iran and Egypt. The volume ends just before the dramatic decade that was to begin in 1953 with the celebration of the Bahá'í Holy Year, the first intercontinental conferences and the launching of the ten-year worldwide spiritual plan to carry the Faith of Bahá'u'lláh to every place on the planet.

Pilgrims include:

Agnes Alexander

Effie Baker

Músá and Samíhíh Banání

Victoria Bedekian

Lady Blomfield

Nancy Bowditch

Ted Cardell

Stanwood and Nayyan Cobb

Amelia Collins

Genevieve Coy

Ethel Dawe

Alice Doolittle

Sabrí Elias

John Esslemont

Nell French

'Alí-Akbar Furútan

Ugo Giachery

Hermann, Anna & Elsa Grossmann

Philip Hainsworth

Larry Hautz

James Heggie

Emogene Hoagg

Leroy Ioas

Marion Jack

Dhikru'lláh Khádem

Ali-Kuli Khan and Florence

Abu'l-Qásim Khurásání

Rom Landau

May and Mary Maxwell

Sutherland Maxwell

Margery McCormick

Muhammad Mustafa

New Zealand Bahá'ís

Sadie and Bertha Oglesby

Mabel and Sylvia Paine

Aziz Panahi

Keith Ransom-Kehler

Mason Remey

Martha Root

Ethel Rosenberg

Emeric Sala

Fred and Lorol Schopflocher

May and Isabelle Stebbins

Habíb Taherzadeh

Juliet Thompson

George Townshend

Corinne True

Gladys and Ben Weeden

Albert Windust
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 27.18mm | 734.82g
  • Welwyn, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 085398588X
  • 9780853985884
  • 1,011,706

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'Fascinating . . . thoroughly enjoyable . . . truly inspirational'

Literature Review Panel of the Bahá'ís of the United Kingdom
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