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Messages to the Bahá’í World: 1950–1957

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Messages to the Bahá’í World: 1950–1957 by Shoghi Effendi This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at http://www.gutenberg.org/license This is acopyrightedProject Gutenberg eBook, details below. Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. Title: Messages to the Bahá’í World: 1950–1957 Author: Shoghi Effendi Release Date: September 2006 [Ebook 19280] Language: English ***START OF THE PROJECT MESSAGES TO THE BAHÁ’Í GUTENBERG EBOOK WORLD: 1950–1957*** Messages to the Bahá’í World: 1950–1957 by Shoghi Effendi Edition 1, (September 2006) Baha'i Terms of Use You have permission to freely make and use copies of the text and any other information ("Content") available on this Site including printing, emailing, posting, distributing, copying, downloading, uploading, transmitting, displaying the Content in whole or in part subject to the following: 1. Ourcopyright notice and the source reference must be attached to the Content; 2. TheContent may not be modified or altered in any way except to change the font or appearance; 3. TheContent must be used solely for a non-commercial purpose.
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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Messages to the Bahá’í World: 1950–1957 by Shoghi Effendi
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Title: Messages to the Bahá’í World: 1950–1957
Author: Shoghi Effendi
Release Date: September 2006 [Ebook 19280]
Language: English
***START OF THE PROJECT MESSAGES TO THE BAHÁ’Í
GUTENBERG EBOOK WORLD: 1950–1957***
Messages to the Bahá’í World: 1950–1957
by Shoghi Effendi
Edition 1, (September 2006)
Baha'i Terms of Use
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Contents
Baha'i Terms of Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Review of World Progress of the Faith . . . . . . . . . . . An Enterprise Transcending Any National Institution . . . Opening Door to Pilgrimage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Formation of First International Bahá’í Council . . . . . . Spiritual and Administrative World Center . . . . . . . . . Transcending in Sacredness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pilgrim Kings to Pay Humble Tribute . . . . . . . . . . . Epoch-Making Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reorientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Invite Valiant Co-Sharers in Holy Enterprise to Join Me in Prayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Acquisition of Area on Mount Carmel . . . . . . . . . . . Old and New Covenant-Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jubilee Centenary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Guardian Announces Appointment of Hands of the Cause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Second Appointment of Hands of the Cause . . . . . . . . Triple Announcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Historic Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . God’s Avenging Wrath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Irresistible March of the Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rapid Progress of a World Center—Decline in Fortunes of Covenant-Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Summons of the Lord of Hosts . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fulfilment of National Teaching Plans . . . . . . . . . . . Launching the World-Embracing Spiritual Crusade . . . . Acquisition of Vitally-Needed Property . . . . . . . . . . Representatives for Intercontinental Conferences . . . . .
v 1 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 21
23 25 27 29
33 37 39 43 45 47
51 55 67 69 75 77
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Twofold Victory in Holy Land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Treacherous Ruhi Afnan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 The Paramount Issue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Sealing the Triumphant Festivities of Holy Year . . . . . . 85 Roll of Honor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Twenty-One Virgin Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Fast-Dwindling Band of Covenant-Breakers . . . . . . . . 93 World Crusade Forges Ahead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Hand of Cause Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Appeal for Pioneer Settlement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Hand of Cause Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Roll of Honor—Additional Inscriptions . . . . . . . . . . 103 Institution of Hands of the Cause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 A Divinely-Guided Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Glad Tidings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 A Succession of Victories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Administrative Seats of Divinely-Appointed Institutions . 127 International Archives Building and Design for Temple in Persia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Achievements of Second Year of Ten Year Plan . . . . . . 133 TWO HUNDRED THIRTY-SIX TERRITORIES NOW OPENED TO THE FAITH . . . . . . . . 135 NUMBER OF RACES, LANGUAGES, INCORPO-RATED ASSEMBLIES AUGMENTED . . . . . 137 ACTIVITIES AT THE WORLD CENTER . . . . . . 139 ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE CRADLE OF THE FAITH 141 GOALS ATTAINED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 PROPERTIES ACQUIRED AROUND THE WORLD 145 SIXTEEN NEW NATIONAL ASSEMBLIES BY RIDVAN, 1957 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 HANDS OF THE CAUSE TO ATTEND HISTORIC CONVENTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
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GUARDIAN’S APPEAL TO UPHOLDERS OF THE FAITH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Achievements—Supplementary Report . . . . . . . . . 153 Prayers for Faith in Persia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Appointment to International Bahá’í Council . . . . . . 157 Implications and Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Archbreaker of Bahá’u’lláh’s Covenant . . . . . . . . 161 World-Wide Reverberations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Hand of Cause Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 So Significant a Victory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 A REMARKABLE VICTORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 PROGRESSIVE UNFOLDMENT OF THE TEN-YEAR CRUSADE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 FAST-AWAKENING CONTINENT OF AFRICA . . 175 FORTY-THREE NATIONAL HAZÍRATU’L-QUDS . 177 TEMPLE SITES AND ENDOWMENTS . . . . . . . 179 DEVELOPMENT OF BAHÁ’Í WORLD CENTER . . 181 EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES . . . . . . . . . 183 OTHER VICTORIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS . . . . 185 APPEAL TO UNITED NATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . 187 ENROLLMENTS IN VIRGIN TERRITORIES . . . . 189 NEXT PHASE OF WORLD CRUSADE . . . . . . . . 191 A MAJOR TURNING POINT . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 Evidences of the Resistless March of the World Crusade 197 PORTENTOUS PROPHECIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 VICTORY OVER ECCLESIASTICAL FORCES . . . 201 ACHIEVEMENTS OF WORLD CRUSADE . . . . . 203 THE QIBLIH OF A WORLD COMMUNITY . . . . . 207 THE TEN-YEAR PLAN IN THE UNITED STATES . 209 IN THE AFRICAN CONTINENT . . . . . . . . . . . 211 IN THE PACIFIC AREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 THE MOTHER-TEMPLES OF THREE CONTINENTS215 KNIGHTS OF BAHÁ’U’LLÁH AND HEROIC PIO-NEERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
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CONFERENCES AND INSTITUTES . . . . . . . . . DYNAMIC POWER OF FAITH . . . . . . . . . . . . SOLEMN RENEWAL OF DEDICATION . . . . . . . TASKS FOR THE CURRENT YEAR . . . . . . . . . THE GUARDIAN’S APPEAL TO ALL BAHÁ’ÍS . . Epoch-Making Victory Won Over Covenant-Breakers . Call to Hands of Cause and National Assemblies . . . Restitution of Bahá’í Properties in Persia . . . . . . . . Purification of$aram-i-Aqdas . . . . . . . . . . . . . Announcement of Series of Five Intercontinental Con-ferences and Appointment of Eight Additional Hands of the Cause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PHENOMENAL ADVANCE ACHIEVED IN WORLD CRUSADE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ANOTHER CONTINGENT OF HANDS OF THE CAUSE OF GOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE GUARDIAN’S REPRESENTATIVES AT THE CONFERENCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOURTH PHASE OF TEN-YEAR PLAN . . . . . . . MESSAGES TO THE BAHÁ’Í WORLD 1950–1957 A Supplementary Collection . . . . . . . . . . . New Step in Building the Báb’s Shrine . . . . . . Construction of Shrine Moves Forward . . . . . Pilgrimage to World Center Again Permitted . . Administrative Headquarters in Africa . . . . . . William Sutherland Maxwell Passes—Rúhíyyih Khánum Appointed Hand . . . . . . . . Progress on Shrine of the Báb . . . . . . . . . . Achievements of Heroic Pioneers in Africa . . . Rapid Progress of Twin Sacred Undertakings . . African Intercontinental Conference . . . . . . . TRIBUTE TO PIONEERS IN AFRICAN FIELD
219 223 225 227 231 233 237 239 241 243 245 249 251 253 255 257 259 261 263 265 267 269 271 273 275
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FIRST AFRICAN PILLAR OF UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE . . . . . . . . . . 277 AFRICAN PROJECTS TO BE LAUNCHED . . 279 A SPIRITUALLY WELDED UNIT . . . . . . . 283 Fivefold Historic Celebration in America . . . . 285 All-America Intercontinental Conference—First Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 SIX DECADES OF ACHIEVEMENT . . . . . . 289 SPECIAL TASKS OF FOUR NATIONAL AS-SEMBLIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291 PORTRAIT OF BAHÁ’U’LLÁH SENT . . . . . 293 All-America Intercontinental Conference—Second Message . . . . . . 295 ELEVEN PILLARS OF THE UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE RAISE CEN-TERS TO 2500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 PRELUDE TO PRODIGIOUS EXPANSION . . 303 A PLANETARY SPIRITUAL CRUSADE . . . . 305 BEGIN NINTH PART OF MAJESTIC PROCESS307 Appeal for Funds to Purchase Temple Site in Italy 311 Joyful Announcement of Progress . . . . . . . . 313 European Intercontinental Conference . . . . . . 315 EMERGENCE OF FAITH’S EUROPEAN IN-STITUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317 CRUSADE PROJECTS TO BE UNDERTAKEN 319 OPENING OF A GREAT SPIRITUAL REVIVAL323 Magnificent Response by Communities of East and West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325 Asian Intercontinental Conference . . . . . . . . 327 EARLY STAGES OF BAHÁ’U’LLÁH’S FAITH 329 ASIA’S HOUR IN THE GLOBAL CRUSADE . 331 ON THE THRESHOLD OF A NEW SPIRI-TUAL ERA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335 Triple Announcement on Conclusion of Holy Year337
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