‘Abdu’l-Baha

Kanichi Yamamoto

Kanichi Yamamoto was the second Japanese to become a Baha'i. He learned of the Faith from Mr. and Mrs. William Smith in Honolulu. Later the Yamamoto's moved to Berkeley and continued to teach and

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Hossein Achtchi

Hossein Achtchi spelled his last name differently than his ancestors, Aqa Husayn-i-Ashchi. He had a deep knowledge of sacred texts and had a profound loyalty to the Covenant. He taught thirteen courses at Willmette

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Agnes Baldwin Alexander

She was so fully confident in the outpouring of guidance that would come as a result of earnest prayer, that she never worried about the consequences of following it, never wavered in the face

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Shaykh ‘Alí-Akbar-i-Mázgání

He was a child of the eminent scholar, Shaykh-i-Mázgání; his noble father was one of the leading citizens of Qamsar, near Káshán, and for piety, holiness, and the fear of God he had no

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Ustad ‘Abdu’l-Karim

Ustad ‘Abdu’-Karim was a Baha'i mason who contributed to building the Shrine of the Bab. 'Abdu'l-Bahá named one of the exterior doors to the Shrine of Bab after Ustad ‘Abdu’-Karim. Named Bab-i-Karim.

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Saichiro Fujita

Saichiro Fujita is the first Japanese to become a Baha'i. He studied electrical engineering and horticulture before he moved to the Holy Land to serve 'Abdu'l-Baha.

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Pidar-Ján of Qazvín

He would bundle a few pairs of socks under his arm and peddle them as he wandered through the streets and bázárs, and thieves would rob him of his merchandise.

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Haji Mahmud Qassabchi

Not long after Shoghi Effendi assumed his stewardship as Guardian, it was possible for him, through the munificent assistance of a dedicated 'Iraqi Baha'i, Haji Mahmud Qassabchi, to carry out the arduous task, already

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