Yearly Archives: 2016

Theodore Russell Livingston

He had learned of the Faith years before when he was a student at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. There, his roommate, Bob McComb, invited him home for a visit. This was not a

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Husayn Effendi Tabrízí

He shouted aloud, was frenzied, was drunk with the music of the new message. He escaped from his debits and credits, set out to meet the Lord of his heart, and entered the presence

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Reza Firouzi

During his arrest, he was still actively participating in Bahá’í activities when the country had a revolution that did away with its king and replaced it with a Muslim cleric and politician whose speeches

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Florence Eleanor Reed Morton

In a dream one night, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s face appeared to her in a blinding light. Florence later recalled, “The results of that dream must have been imprinted on my wondering face, for in the morning

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Shamsu’d-Duhá D S

Shamsu’d-Duhá

Shamsu’d-Duhá had become friends with the “Leaf of Paradise,” sister to Mullá Husayn, the Bábu’l-Báb. Through that lady she had met Táhirih, Qurratu’l-‘Ayn, and had begun to spend most of her time in

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Theodore Durieux

At WWII, there were no known Baha'is in Belgium; but after the war, his name was given to the European Teaching committee. In early 1947, U.S. pioneer Melanie Humbert contacted him. In April, he

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Ustád Nasru’lláh Raphael

While in his thirties, he became acquainted with a musician named Haji Khán who was in the entourage of the Governor of Isfahán and was a Bahá’i. Ustád Nasru’lláh was fond of music and

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Barbara Senn Hilty Ehrsam

Barbara tried to manage her 320 acre farm with the assistance of her younger brother Michael, but realized, after a year, that the effort was too great. Her sister Elsbeth Hoffman encouraged her and

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Mulla Jafar Isfahani

The Bab often remarked how out of a city full of clergy, divines and religious institutions that the first to recognize the truth was a sifter of wheat, Mulla Jafar Isfahani.

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