Collection of articles, personal letters, and learned talks, edited for posting as a single book. Includes Persian translation.
All material compiled, edited, and posted here with permission of A.Q. Faizi or his family.
This entire book is also available in Persian, as translated by Faruq Izadinia. The translation, cover sheet, and a brief "about" note have been zipped for easy downloading: faizi_conqueror_hearts_persian.zip.
Conqueror of Hearts:
Excerpts from Letters, Talks, and Writings of Hand of the Cause of God Abu'l-Qásim Faizí
edited by Shirley Macias
Conquerer of Hearts
excerpts from letters, talks and writings of Hand of the Cause of God Abu'l-Qásim Faizí, prepared for the benefit of the many Bahá'ís 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. Bahá'í Publishing Trust.
Also included are previous publications of Mr. Faizi's such as his
"Explanation of the Greatest Name (published in the U.S. Bahá'í News
1968 and reprinted by the U.S. Bahá'í Publishing Trust in 1974); "A Flame of Fire" (originally published in two parts in the American Bahá'í News
subsequently by the Bahá'í Publishing Trust in India); "From Adrianople to
'Akka" (originally published by the UK Bahá'í Publishing Trust); "Divine
Education" (originally published in Glory,
a Bahá'í youth magazine in
India); and a talk titled "The Morning of Your Lives" printed in the British
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. Bahá'í 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 Bahá'í Library Online.