Directives from the Guardian
Shoghi Effendi
Bahá’í
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This book is a collection of directives, rules and regulations related to Baha'i administration, education, elections, funds, spiritual assemblies, prayers, Baha'i marriages and other issues.
Directives from the Guardian
Shoghi Effendi


1

Stories about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

He would also urge you to attach no importance to the stories told about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá or to those attributed to Him by the friends. These should be regarded in the same light as the notes and impressions of visiting pilgrims. They need not be suppressed, but they should not also be given prominent or official recognition.

For Shoghi Effendi, Bahá’í News#96, November 1935

2

Chief Objectives of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Ministry

As to the three aims which Shoghi Effendi has stated in his America and the Most Great Peace to have been the chief objectives of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s ministry, it should be pointed out that the first was: The establishment of the Cause in America; the erection of the Bahá’í Temple in Ishqábád, and the building on Mt. Carmel of a mausoleum marking the resting-place of the Báb, were the two remaining ones.

3

Attitude Towards Administration (National Assembly’s Statement Approved)

He also wishes me to express his approval of your statement in the November issue of the Bahá’í News to the effect of creating within the Assemblies and individual believers a more positive and active attitude towards the Administration. The need for positive action seems, indeed, to be one of the most urgent needs of the Cause at present.

4

Administration, Bahá’í (Rules and Regulations)

The various rulings and regulations recorded in the ‘Bahá’í Administration’, and the supplementary statements already issued by the National Assembly, he feels, are for the present sufficiently detailed to guide the friends in their present-day activities… The American believers, as well as their National representatives, must henceforth direct their attention to the greater and vital issues which an already established Administration is called upon to face and handle, rather than allow their energies to be expended in the consideration of purely secondary administrative matters.

5

Administration (Study and Apply)