Submitted by and posted with permission of editor and publishers;
transcriptions of talks by Shirley Macias, unless otherwise noted;
formatted for the web by Jonah Winters 06/02.
Conqueror of Hearts:
Excerpts from Letters, Talks and Writings of
Hand of the Cause of God Abu'l-Qásim Faizí
Compiled by Shirley Macias
First complete published edition
© 2002 by Shirley Macias and the Baha'i Academics Resource Library
Table of Contents
Photographs of Mr. Faizi
1. Biography of A.Q. Faizi
Bahá'í World Centre
2. Introduction: Conqueror of Hearts
3. My Memories of Hand of the Cause of God A. Q. Faizí
4. Excerpts from letters to some individuals
5. Teaching Seminar conducted by Hand of the Cause A. Q. Faizí in Hawaii, 1967
6. Talks Given by Hand of the Cause of God A.Q. Faizí, Australia, 1969
7. Commentary on the Kitáb-i-Aqdas
8. The Hidden Words
9. The Greatest Name
10. Flame of Fire: The Tablet of Ahmad
11. From Adrianople to 'Akká
12. Divine Education
13. The Morning of Your Lives
14. Memorial at Hawaii National Bahá'í Center, 1980
Duane Troxel, Roger White
Conquerer of Hearts contains
excerpts from letters, talks and writings of Hand of the Cause of God Abu'l-Qásim Faizí, prepared for the benefit of the many Baha'is who did not have an opportunity to know him. The excerpts from his letters are mostly ones he
sent to me, although I have some that other friends shared with me as well.
I transcribed from the original tapes his talks to the friends in Hawaii and
Australia. The section "My Memories of Mr. Faizi" includes
my personal memories, a statement he made at the World Congress in 1963, and then a series of excerpts from his letters to me from 1963 to 1980. In the
Introduction there is also a transcription of Mr. Faizi's talk at Foundation
Hall in Wilmette in 1974. I also decided to include transcriptions of his talk on "The Hidden Words" and his commentary on the "Kitab-i-Aqdas", both of which were previously published in cassette form by the U.S. Baha'i Publishing Trust.
Also included are previous publications of Mr. Faizi's such as his
"Explanation of the Greatest Name (published in the U.S. Baha'i News 1968 and reprinted by the U.S. Baha'i Publishing Trust in 1974); "A Flame of Fire" (originally published in two parts in the American Baha'i News and
subsequently by the Baha'i Publishing Trust in India); "From Adrianople to
'Akka" (originally published by the UK Baha'i Publishing Trust); "Divine
Education" (originally published in Glory, a Baha'i youth magazine in
India); and a talk titled "The Morning of Your Lives" printed in the British
Baha'i Journal April 1975.
Permission from the various prior publishers was given to me, as well as
consent by Mr. Faizi's family to include his personal letters to me and
others. The National Assemblies of Hawaii and Australia also granted me
permission to use the transcription of his talks in those countries.
In 1998, I submitted the manuscript to the U.S. Baha'i Publishing
Trust and then to George Ronald. I received favorable responses from each, but they were not able to publish it at the time. However, George Ronald asked my permission to place it in the Afnan Library in
England for future researchers, which of course I consented to. Therefore its "first" publication is this online published compilation in the Baha'i Academics Resource Library.