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Story of My Heart

The memoirs of the Hand of the Cause, 'Ali-Akbar Furútan, were first published in Iran in 1977 and reprinted in England in 1981. This volume is far more than a translation into English since many incidents have been added and the structure of several chapters rearranged. A number of photographs of historical interest are also included.

The author's recollections span most of the twentieth century, from the arrival of the first motor car in Iran to the establishment of the permanent Seat of the Universal House of Justice in Haifa, and a great part of the world in all its aspects has passed before his eyes. He is known to thousands of Bahá'ís of every race and nation, with whom he has shared his knowledge, practical wisdom, humour and affection.

The descriptions of his early years make a fascinating story and open a door onto a third of his life...Show More

The memoirs of the Hand of the Cause, 'Ali-Akbar Furútan, were first published in Iran in 1977 and reprinted in England in 1981. This volume is far more than a translation into English since many incidents have been added and the structure of several chapters rearranged. A number of photographs of historical interest are also included.

The author's recollections span most of the twentieth century, from the arrival of the first motor car in Iran to the establishment of the permanent Seat of the Universal House of Justice in Haifa, and a great part of the world in all its aspects has passed before his eyes. He is known to thousands of Bahá'ís of every race and nation, with whom he has shared his knowledge, practical wisdom, humour and affection.

The descriptions of his early years make a fascinating story and open a door onto a third of his life almost wholly unfamiliar to his readers. From 1930 until he was called to the Bahá'i World Centre in 1957, he served the Faith of Bahá'u'lláh indefatigably in Iran. The events of his two pilgrimages to Haifa and 'Akká in 1941 and 1954 are related, and there are accounts of his worldwide travels as a Hand of the Cause. Especially to be noted are the summaries of his talks, invaluable for deepening knowledge of the Faith, while the range and extent of his travels cannot but inspire younger Bahá'ís in their own dedicated services to follow in his path.

  • Contributors:: Ali-Akbar Furutan (Author)
  • Format: Softcover book | 268 pages
  • Dimensions: 140 x 216 x 15 mm | 345 g
  • Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 1984
  • ISBN: 9780853981152
  • SKU: FURUT_HEART
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  • Contributors:: Ali-Akbar Furutan (Author)
  • Format: Softcover book | 268 pages
  • Dimensions: 140 x 216 x 15 mm | 345 g
  • Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 1984
  • ISBN: 9780853981152
  • SKU: FURUT_HEART

About 'Ali-Akbar Furutan

Ali Akbar Furutan (1904-2003) was born in Iran and accompanied his parents in 1914 to Ishqabad, Russia, when he was nine years old. After his studies in the Baha'i school in 'Ishqabad, he taught there for four years, and then became the Principal of two schools and two kindergartens in that city. In 1926 he went to Moscow, where he took his degree at Moscow University in child psychology and education.

In 1934 he was appointed Principal of the Tarbiyat School for Boys in Tihran, and in that year was elected as member and Secretary of the first National Spiritual Assembly of Baha'is of Iran. He served in that capacity for twenty four years. He was appointed a Hand of the Cause of God in 1951 and with three fellow Hands of the Cause and four Counsellors, he was one of those who constitute the nucleus of the International Teaching Centre at the World Centre of the Baha'i Faith and served there till his last breath as a resident Hand of the Cause.

The passing of Ali Akbar Furutan - Baha'i World News Service.

Titles by 'Ali-Akbar Furutan

Hands of the Cause of God

History of the Faith