Uncompiled Published Letters
Shoghi Effendi
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A collection of letters of Shoghi Effendi which have been published seperately in various books.
Uncompiled Published Letters

Shoghi Effendi


1922-02-06 To Un-named Persian, “I wish to be known as”

The Priceless Pearl, Rúḥíyyih Khánum, p76

I wish to be known, to realize myself however far I may proceed in future, as one and only one of the many workers in His Vineyards… Whatever may betide I trust in His [‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s] wondrous love for me. May I in no wise by my deeds, thoughts or words, impede the stream of His sustaining Spirit which I sorely need in facing the responsibilities He has placed on my youthful shoulders…


1922-03-19 To Un-named Professor, Position in Faith

Priceless Pearl— Rúḥíyyih Khánum, p49

Replying to your question as to whether I have been officially designated to represent the Bahá’í Community: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in his testament has appointed me to be the head of the universal council which is to be duly elected by national councils representative of the followers of Bahá’u’lláh in different countries…


1922-04-05 To Col Symes as Govenor of Phoenicia, Leaving Haifa for Rest

The Priceless Pearl, Rúḥíyyih Khánum, p275-6

As I am compelled to leave Haifa for reasons of health, I have named as my representative during my absence, the sister of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahíyyih Khánum … To assist her to conduct the affairs of the Bahá’í Movement in this country and elsewhere, I have also appointed a committee of the following Bahá’ís [eight men of the local community, three of them the sons-in-law of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá]… The Chairman of this Committee, to be soon elected by its members, with the signature of Bahíyyih Khánum has my authority to transact any affairs that may need to be considered and decided during my absence. I regret exceedingly to be unable to see you before my departure, that I may express more adequately the satisfaction that I feel to know that your sense of justice will safeguard the interests of the Cause of Bahá’u’lláh whenever called upon to act.