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Messages to the Antipodes

Communications to the Baha'i Communities of Australasia

This compilation of communications from Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of Bahá'u'lláh's Faith, provides deep insight to the manner in which, over a period of some four and a half decades, he single-handedly raised vibrant Bahá'í communities in Australia and New Zealand.

Boundless love, patience and encouragement perfume the communications of Shoghi Effendi with the three protagonists of the Divine Plan—individuals, institutions, and the communitywhether written by him or on his behalf, the latter invariably accompanied by a personal note of endearment in his own hand. The Guardian's humility, his spirit of servitude, the openness of his heart and mind, and the power of his voice, permeate his correspondence, constantly urging the friends to arise and, in so doing, to turn to 'Abdu'l-Bahá as their guide and refuge while perceiving himself as but their "devoted brother and co-worker". The magnetism of his self-sacrificing love inspired and empowered the handful...Show More

This compilation of communications from Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of Bahá'u'lláh's Faith, provides deep insight to the manner in which, over a period of some four and a half decades, he single-handedly raised vibrant Bahá'í communities in Australia and New Zealand.

Boundless love, patience and encouragement perfume the communications of Shoghi Effendi with the three protagonists of the Divine Plan—individuals, institutions, and the communitywhether written by him or on his behalf, the latter invariably accompanied by a personal note of endearment in his own hand. The Guardian's humility, his spirit of servitude, the openness of his heart and mind, and the power of his voice, permeate his correspondence, constantly urging the friends to arise and, in so doing, to turn to 'Abdu'l-Bahá as their guide and refuge while perceiving himself as but their "devoted brother and co-worker". The magnetism of his self-sacrificing love inspired and empowered the handful of early believers in spreading the healing message of Bahá'u'lláh and establishing the Administrative Order of the Faith.

  • Contributors:: Shoghi Effendi (Author)
  • Format: Softcover Book | 520 pages
  • Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 26 mm | 689 g
  • Publisher: Baha'i Publications Australia, 2021
  • Note: Print-on-demand; 10.5 point font
  • ISBN: 978-1-876322-03-8
  • SKU: GUARD_ANTIP2-AU
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  • Contributors:: Shoghi Effendi (Author)
  • Format: Softcover Book | 520 pages
  • Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 26 mm | 689 g
  • Publisher: Baha'i Publications Australia, 2021
  • Note: Print-on-demand; 10.5 point font
  • ISBN: 978-1-876322-03-8
  • SKU: GUARD_ANTIP2-AU

About Shoghi Effendi

Shoghi Rabbani, known as Shoghi Effendi, was born in 1897 in what is now Israel, and died in 1957 in London, England. He was the grandson of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and served as the Head of the Bahá’í Faith from 1921 to his death. Shoghi Effendi wrote over 25,000 letters and cables, some of which were later published as books. He also wrote a history of the first century of the Bahá’í Faith titled God Passes By. His writings – half of which are in English and the half of which are in Arabic and Persian - include analyses of world events in light of the Bahá’í scriptures, interpretations of Bahá’í scripture, responses to letters from individuals and Bahá’í institutions, and authoritative translations of writings of Bahá’u’lláh and the Báb.

Writings of Shoghi Effendi
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Life and Times of Shoghi Effendi