• Shoghi Effendi In Oxford

Shoghi Effendi In Oxford

Drawing on the letters of Shoghi Effendi, the Bahá'ís of the time, and the memoirs of Shoghi Effendi's fellow students at Balliol, the author provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of Shoghi Effendi while at Balliol, England.

In mid-July 1920 a young Persian man arrived in England from the Holy Land to fulfil a lifelong dream: to perfect his command of the English language that he might be of better service to his beloved grandfather, the head of the Bahá'í Faith, 'Abdu'l-Bahá.

Shoghi Effendi was admitted to Balliol College at Oxford University, one of the greatest centres of learning in the world. His studies at the University prepared him for his life's work that was bestowed upon him on the passing of his grandfather in November 1921.

Riaz Khadem, himself once a student at Balliol College, traces Shoghi Effendi's educational career from his early youth through his time at...Show More

Drawing on the letters of Shoghi Effendi, the Bahá'ís of the time, and the memoirs of Shoghi Effendi's fellow students at Balliol, the author provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of Shoghi Effendi while at Balliol, England.

In mid-July 1920 a young Persian man arrived in England from the Holy Land to fulfil a lifelong dream: to perfect his command of the English language that he might be of better service to his beloved grandfather, the head of the Bahá'í Faith, 'Abdu'l-Bahá.

Shoghi Effendi was admitted to Balliol College at Oxford University, one of the greatest centres of learning in the world. His studies at the University prepared him for his life's work that was bestowed upon him on the passing of his grandfather in November 1921.

Riaz Khadem, himself once a student at Balliol College, traces Shoghi Effendi's educational career from his early youth through his time at Oxford. Drawing on the letters of Shoghi Effendi and Bahá'ís of the time and on the memoirs of Shoghi Effendi's fellow students at Balliol, the author provides a fascinating glimpse into this little known aspect of the life of Shoghi Effendi.

  • Contributors:: Riaz Khadem (Author)
  • Format: Softcover book | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 140 x 216 x 12 mm | 290 g
  • Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 1999
  • ISBN: 9780853984238
  • SKU: KHADE_OXFOR@p
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  • Contributors:: Riaz Khadem (Author)
  • Format: Softcover book | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 140 x 216 x 12 mm | 290 g
  • Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 1999
  • ISBN: 9780853984238
  • SKU: KHADE_OXFOR@p

About Riaz Khadem

Riaz Khadem, the son of one of the 27 helpers of the Guardian known as Hands of the Cause and himself a student at Balliol College almost fifty years after Shoghi Effendi, traces the future Guardian’s educational career from his early youth through his year at Oxford. Drawing on the memoirs of Shoghi Effendi’s fellow students at Balliol, the author provides a fascinating glimpse into this period in Bahá'í history when the young Shoghi Effendi, the future head of the Faith, was being prepared for the mission by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá himself. The reader will discover how the education experience of Shoghi Effendi at Oxford contributed to his literary style and to his amazing analysis of the Faith’s impact on the social forces that have shaped, and continue to influence, the evolution of humanity towards its ultimate destiny.

Titles by Riaz Khadem

Life and Times of Shoghi

The Holy Family