After the ascension of Bahá’u’lláh, the Afnán, loyal and staunch in the Covenant, rendered even more services than he had before; this in spite of many obstacles, and an overwhelming load of work, and
He was a tradesman, and like the others who came in at the start, he cast everything away out of love for God, attaining in one leap the highest reaches of knowledge.
Marion Holley HofmanBorn: May 17, 1910Death: December 5, 1995Place of Birth: Visalia, CaliforniaLocation of Death: London, Great Britain Burial Location: No cemetery details To few indeed is given the rare honor of advancing the Cause
He was a patient and tireless worker, always devoted to principle and showing a faith and courage worthy of the heroic age. His personal interests were seemingly forgotten in his devotion to the Faith.
He who had been waited upon, now waited on others; he who had been the master was now the servant, he who had once been a leader was now a captive. He had no
No worldly power could thwart the purpose of the Most Exalted Pen. Through the copiousness of His writings, He poured upon the planet the healing waters of the Word of God renewed. Descending upon
The one characteristic of that heart was the most extraordinary and true humility I have ever seen.
He became a Baha'i in 1921 and in 1926 he acted as the literary adviser to Shoghi Effendi, reading through and editing all of the Guardian's major publications. At Shoghi Effendi's request he wrote
His Highness had heard about the Bahá'í Faith from his brother but it wasn’t until he received the “Proclamation to the Kings” written by Bahá’u’lláh from Hand of the Cause Dr. Ugo Giachery