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Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000; 5:23 a.m. EST Madame Ruhiyyih Rabbani
HAIFA, Israel (AP) Madame Ruhiyyih Rabbani, wife of a late Bahai leader and a senior figure in the faith, died Wednesday. She was 90.
Mrs. Rabbani married then-world head of the Bahai faith, Shoghi Effendi Rabbani, in 1937.
Following her husband's death in 1957, she helped establish the nine-member Universal House of Justice that Rabbani had said should replace him.
Mrs. Rabbani held several senior positions and played a major role in increasing the Bahai faith to 5 million followers worldwide.