Monday, January 4, 2010

January 4th in Baha'i History

1913: Birth of Malietoa Tanumafili II

1954 - Nellie French

Deeply regret the passing of valiant pioneer. Long record of her services is highly meritorious. Praying for progress of soul in the Kingdom. (Shoghi Effendi, Citadel of Faith, p. 163)

1957 – Passing of Mrs. Gowhar Hakimian

REGRET LOSS DEVOTED STEADFAST SELF SACRIFICING HANDMAID FAITH BAHÁ'U'LLÁH HER PIONEER SERVICES UNFORGETTABLE REWARD GREAT ABHA KINGDOM ASSURE RELATIVES FERVENT PRAYERS SOUL ADVISE HOLD MEMORIAL GATHERINGS IN REMEMBRANCE DEDICATED LABOURS USE PART TEXT THIS MESSAGE INSCRIPTION TOMBSTONE.
SHOGHI (Shoghi Effendi, Messages to the Indian Subcontinent, p. 410)

1982 - Secret Execution of Six Members of Tihran Assembly and Hostess

INFORMATION JUST RECEIVED SIX MEMBERS LOCAL SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY TIHRAN TOGETHER WITH WOMAN BELIEVER IN WHOSE HOME ARRESTS WERE MADE ON SECOND NOVEMBER WERE SECRETLY EXECUTED ON FOURTH JANUARY. INFORMATION OBTAINED FORTUITOUSLY BY RELATIVES FRIENDS MARTYRS. NAMES THESE VALIANT SOULS ARE:
MR KURUSH TALA'I, MR KHUSRAW MUHANDISI, MR ISKANDAR 'AZIZI, MR FATHU'LLAH FIRDAWSI, MR 'ATA'U'LLAH YAVARI, MRS SHIVA MAHMUDI ASADU'LLAHZADIH, HOSTESS: MRS SHIDRUKH AMIR-KIYA BAQA ...
UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE

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