An artist, sculptor and designer by profession, he served as an adviser to the Tongan government. His handiwork can be seen in the several buildings and interiors he designed in the islands. Many such
Hasan Balyuzi, representing the Afnan, was appointed by Shoghi Effendi as a Hand of the Cause of God on October 11, 1957. This was one of the Guardian’s last messages to the Bahá'í world
World-famous environmentalist, forester, and founder, in 1922, of Men of the Trees, the first global conservation movement; author of some thirty books and numerous articles; a committed Bahá’í who rendered service to the Bahá’í
"At my birth, Baha'u'llah named me 'Zia' (Light) and gave me the Turkish title 'Effendi.' But on my first visit to Him, when He inquired about my health, I replied in Arabic 'Mabsoot' (I
Although the young merchant's given name was Siyyid 'Ali-Muhammad, He took the name "Báb"
Her husband at a very young age masterfully read the Qur’an, wrote in the purest style and people often were amazed at his calligraphy for someone so young. As he was in his teens
The architect Aqa Bala, who was in 'Akka on pilgrimage at the time, should beg 'Abdu'l-Bahá's permission to build a small bath in His house. And so he submitted his request. Since he was
This handmaid of God was infinitely patient, dignified and reserved, and at all times thankful. But then Bahá’u’lláh left the world, and this was the supreme affliction, the ultimate anguish, and she could endure
Australian Stanley P. Bolton was the first Bahá'í to arrive in Tonga — he arrived on January 25, 1954.
Norman’s parents had moved to South Africa immediately after WWII and he had entered Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, with the intention of becoming a Presbyterian minister. At that time, Rhodes had the