Tutorial on the Advent of Divine Justice
Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith, wrote The Advent of Divine Justice as a letter to the North American Bahá’ís in 1938 at a critical time in the history of the Faith and the affairs of the world. The North American Bahá’í community was chosen by 'Abdu'l-Bahá to initiate the plan set out in the Tablets of the Divine Plan, the charter revealed by 'Abdu'l-Bahá for the spiritual conquest of the planet. 'Abdu'l-Bahá, and later Shoghi Effendi, nurtured the development of the North American Bahá'ís, preparing them to embark on the mission conferred on them by 'Abdu'l-Bahá.
A year before writing The Advent of Divine Justice, Shoghi Effendi provided the North American Bahá'í community with a Seven Year Plan as the first stage in bringing the Light of the Cause to the American continent. In a message dated 18 January 2019 to the Bahá'ís of the world, the Universal House of Justice⏤the supreme governing body of the Bahá’í Faith⏤signaled that the forces of disintegration have regrouped and gained ground since the beginning of the 21st century and new challenges have begun to emerge.
The increasing problems of the world bring an urgency to the study of The Advent of Divine Justice. It is critical for all Bahá'ís at this time, to assimilate its contents into the patterns of their behaviour as individuals and as communities, no matter in what part of the globe they live.
This current book is designed to assist you to study The Advent of Divine Justice and absorb its contents. It is called a tutorial as it attempts to simulate, as much as possible, the tutor-tutored relationship in a self-paced personal study. All references in the tutorial are sourced either from authoritative Bahá'í materials or obtained from reliable sources.