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||The arrival of Knights of Bahá'u'lláh Dr. Mihdi Samandari and Mrs. Ursula Samandari (Newman) in Mogadishu, Somalia [BWNS230]
||Knights Baha'u'llah; Dr. Mihdi Samandari; Ursula Samandari; Newman
|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
|1953 2 Aug
||Fred Schechter, an American, arrives in Djibouti and is named a Knight of Bahá’u’lláh for French Somaliland. [BW13:451]
- Mr Schechter went on to pioneers to several Latin American countries, he spent thirteen year on the Continental Board of Councillors for the Americas and served on the International Teaching Centre. He passed away on 27 January 2017 in California, U.S.A. He was 89 years old. [BWNS1149]
|Djibouti; French Somaliland
||Fred Schechter; Knight of Baha’u’llah; Continental Board of Councillors; International Teaching Centre; In Memoriam
||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.
||Mihdi Samandari; Ursula Samandari (née Newman); Knight of Baha’u’llah
|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.
||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.
|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