• Prescription for Living

Prescription for Living

The subject of this challenging book is man’s present unhappiness, confusion and uncertainty. The author Rúhíyyih Rabbani was the wife of Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith, and has dealt the subject with sympathy, assurance and humour using homely terms, truth which are at once arresting and provocative. She gives tips on how to be happy, forming good habits, love and marriage and overcoming sorrow and trials.

“The thoughts advanced in these pages are put forth as straws on the wind, hoping others may see in them the direction in which it is blowing. They make no claim to be exhaustive, to even begin to cover the tremendous questions touched upon. They are offered by the writer because of a keen conviction that in spite of the apparent hopelessness of our present situation on this planet – involved as we are in political, economic and social problems on a scale more grave and more vast than any which have hitherto menaced men in the course of written history – in spite of the black horizons surrounding us, we can and we should exert individually our utmost effort to divert, or at least limit, whatever catastrophes threaten to engulf us...”

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About Ruhiyyih Rabbani

Amatu'l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum, born Mary Sutherland Maxwell (1910-2000), grew up in Montreal, Canada. Following the passing of her illustrious husband Shoghi Effendi in 1957 she travelled to 185 countries, independent territories, and islands of the world to teach the Faith.

Other books that she has written include Prescription for Living, which has been widely read and translated into a number of languages. The Desire of the World, A Manual for Pioneers, and Poems of the Passing. She has also produced two documentaries, The Green Light Expedition, a two-hour film of her seven-month journey with her crew through the Amazon area of South America, and The Pilgrimage, a visit to the sacred sites of the Bahá'í World Centre in the Holy Land, guided and narrated by herself. She passed away in January 2000.

Titles by Ruhiyyih Rabbani