||Bahá'u'lláh is moved to the house of Malik in the Fákhúrah quarter, in the western part of `Akká. [BBRXXIX, 209; BKG315; GPB189; RB3:221]
- Movements of troops required use of the barracks. [BKG315; RB3:221]
- Bahá'u'lláh's occupation of this house lasts three months. BBR209–10; BKG315; GPB189]
- This is four months after the death of the Purest Branch. [BKG315; GPB189; RB3:221]
|House of Malik
||The arrival of Knights of Bahá'u'lláh Dr. Mihdi Samandari and Mrs. Ursula Samandari (Newman) in Mogadishu, Somalia [BWNS230]
||Knights of Bahaullah
|1953 19 Mar
||Suhayl Samandarí arrives in Mogadishu and is named a Knight of Bahá’u’lláh for Italian Somaliland. [BW13:452]
- Within a short time, Sa‘íd ‘Alí Masqatí, a Somali from the port of Baraawe, becomes a Bahá’í, the first person to accept the Faith in Somalia.
|Mogadishu; Italian Somaliland
||Suhayl Samandarí; Knight of Bahá’u’lláh; Sa‘íd ‘Alí Masqatí
||Dr Mihdí Samandarí arrives in Italian Somaliland and is named a Knight of Bahá’u’lláh. [BW13:452]
- His wife Ursula (née Newman) arrives in 1954 and is also named a Knight of Bahá’u’lláh.
||Knights of Bahaullah
|1954 21 Feb
||Charles (‘Chuck’) and Mary Dayton from the United States, settle in Charlotte Amalie, on St Thomas, and are named Knights of Bahá’u’lláh for the Leeward Islands. [BW13:453]
||Charlotte Amalie; St Thomas; Leeward Islands
||Charles (‘Chuck’) Dayton; Mary Dayton; Knight of Bahá’u’lláh
|1954 5 May
||Sabrí and Fahima (Ra’isa) Elias, an Egyptian couple with four children, arrive in Djibouti and are named Knights of Bahá’u’lláh for French Somaliland. [BW13:451]
||Djibouti; French Somaliland
||Sabrí Elias; Fahima (Ra’isa) Elias; Knight of Bahá’u’lláh
|1954 Second half of the year
||The first Somali to become a Bahá’í in Djibouti, ‘Alí ‘Abdu’lláh, a 21-year old employee of a commercial firm, enrols.
||Djibouti; Somalia; Africa
||First Bahais by country or area
||The first local spiritual assembly in Italian Somalia is formed in Mogadishu.
||Mogadishu; Italian Somalia
||Fowzieh Sobhi arrives in British Somaliland from Egypt, the first Bahá’í to reside in the country.
||The first woman Somali to become a Bahá’í, Fatumeh Jama, enrols.
||Mm. Marion Magnée arrives in Mali from Belgium, the first Bahá’í to settle in the country.
||The National Spiritual Assembly of the Leeward, Windward and Virgin Islands is formed with its seat in Charlotte Amalie. [BW14:93]
||Bahá’í activities in Mali are restricted by order of the government and the decree of recognition of the Faith suspended. [BW17:81]
|2003 20 Jun
||The passing of Ursula Samandari at her pioneering post in Buea, Cameroon.
- Ursula Newman, her maiden name, was born in Mitcham, Surrey, England on December 29, 1909. In 1953 she and Dr. Mihdi Samandari moved to Nairobi, Kenya, and a year later went to live in Mogadishu, Somalia where they stayed until 1971. At the request of the Universal House of Justice, they had pioneered to Cameroon. [BWNS230, BW'03-‘04pg237]
|Buea; Cameroon; Nairobi; Kenya; Mogadishu; Somalia
||Ursula Samandari; pioneer; Mihdi Samandari; In Memoriam