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Bahá'í Faith, The: 1844-1950:
Information Statistical and Comparative

compiled by Shoghi Effendi.
Wilmette, IL: Bahá'í Publishing Committee, 1950
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Table of Contents

Dates of historic significance, 1844-1950 3
Countries opened to the Faith of Bahá'u'lláh, 1844-19504
Languages in which Bahá'í Literature has been translated and printed5
Languages in which Bahá'í Literature is being translated 5
List of the Báb's best-known works6
Alphabetical list of Bahá'u'lláh's best-known writings 6
Races represented in the Bahá'í world community8
Minority groups and races with which contact has been established by Bahá'ís 8
Bahá'í National Spiritual Assemblies9
National Spiritual Assemblies in process of formation9
Bahá'í National Administrative Headquarters in East and West9
Incorporated Bahá'í Assemblies9
Territories, Federal Districts and States of the United States where Bahá'í Marriage Certificates are officially recognized11
Data concerning important national and international Bahá'í endowments12
Principal Bahá'í historic sites in Persia owned by the Bahá'í community12
American National Bahá'í Endowments13
Estimated Value of American Bahá'í Properties14
Successive stages in the transfer of the remains of the Báb from Persia to the Holy Land and the erection of His Mausoleum on Mount Carmel15
Fate of those who persecuted the Báb16
Data regarding the Bahá'í Temple in Wilmette, Illinois18
Approximate number of localities where Bahá'ís reside in leading Bahá'í communities throughout the world19
Localities where Bahá'ís reside in the United States of America20
Localities where Bahá'ís reside in Persia21
Bahá'í Centers in Latin America22
Bahá'í Centers in India, Pákistán and Burma23
Bahá'í Centers in Canada24
Bahá'í Centers in Australia and New Zealand25
Bahá'í Centers in the British Isles26
Bahá'í Centers in Germany and Austria26
Bahá'í Centers in the ten European countries opened to the Faith by the American Bahá'í Community under the Second Seven Year Plan27
Bahá'í Centers in Territories of the Arabian Peninsula28
The Badí' or Bahá'í Calendar28
Bahá'í Feasts, Anniversaries and Days of Fasting30
Bahá'í Holy Days on which work should be suspended30
Chronological List of significant events related to Bahá'u'lláh's historic pronouncement in His Súriy-i-Múlúk in 186330
Stages in Bahá'u'lláh's successive exiles from Tihrán to 'Akká31
Cities visited by 'Abdu'l-Bahá in the course of His three-year Travels 1911-191333
Prominent personages who have paid tribute to the Bahá'í Faith34
Map of the Bahá'í World

Copyright 1950
By the National Spiritual Assembly of the
Bahá'ís of the United States
Printed in U.S.A.


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Dates of Historic Significance 1844-1950

Declaration of the Mission of the Báb in ShírázMay 23, 1844
Departure of the Báb on His pilgrimage to Mecca September, 1844
Arrival of the Báb in Máh-Kú, ÁdhirbáyjánSummer, 1847
Incarceration of the Báb in Chihríq, ÁdhirbáyjánApril, 1848
Conference of BadashtJune, 1848
Interrogation of the Báb in Tabríz, ÁdhirbáyjánJuly, 1848
Martyrdom of the Báb in Tabríz, ÁdhirbáyjánJuly 9, 1850
Attempt on the life of Násiri'd-Dín SháhAugust 15, 1852
Imprisonment of Bahá'u'lláh in the Siyáh-Chál of TihránAugust, 1852
Banishment of Bahá'u'lláh to BaghdádJanuary 12, 1853
Withdrawal of Bahá'u'lláh to KurdistánApril 10, 1854
Return of Bahá'u'lláh from KurdistánMarch 19, 1856
Declaration of the Mission of Bahá'u'lláhApril 22, 1863
Arrival of Bahá'u'lláh in ConstantinopleAugust 16, 1863
Arrival of Bahá'u'lláh in AdrianopleDecember 12, 1863
Departure of Bahá'u'lláh from AdrianopleAugust 12, 1868
Arrival of Bahá'u'lláh in 'AkkáAugust 31, 1868
Death of the Purest BranchJune 23, 1870
Ascension of Bahá'u'lláhMay 29, 1892
First public reference to the Faith in America September 23, 1893
Establishment of the first Bahá'í center in the WestFebruary, 1894
Arrival of the first group of Western pilgrims in 'AkkáDecember 10, 1898
Arrival of the Báb's remains in the Holy Land January 31, 1899
Reincarceration of 'Abdu'l-Bahá in 'AkkáAugust 20, 1901
Commencement of the construction of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkár of 'Ishqábád 1902
Release of 'Abdu'l-Bahá from His incarcerationSeptember, 1908
Interment of the Báb's remains on Mt. CarmelMarch 21, 1909
Opening of the first American Bahá'í ConventionMarch 21, 1909
'Abdu'l-Bahá's departure for EgyptSeptember, 1910
'Abdu'l-Bahá's arrival in LondonSeptember 4, 1911
'Abdu'l-Bahá's arrival in AmericaApril 11, 1912
Laying of the corner-stone of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkár in Wilmette, Illinois, by 'Abdu'l-BaháMay 1, 1912
'Abdu'l-Bahá's return to the Holy LandDecember 5, 1913
Unveiling of the Tablets of the Divine PlanApril, 1919
Commencement of the construction of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkár in Wilmette, IllinoisDecember, 1920
Passing of 'Abdu'l-BaháNovember 28, 1921
Verdict of the Muhammadan Court in Egypt pronouncing the Faith to be an independent religionMay 10, 1925
Martha Root's first interview with Queen Marie of RumaniaJanuary 30, 1926
Resolution of the Council of the League of Nations upholding the claim of the Bahá'í Community to the House of Bahá'u'lláh in Baghdád March 4, 1929


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Passing of the Greatest Holy LeafJuly, 1932
Inception of the First American Seven-Year PlanApril, 1937
Completion of the exterior ornamentation of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkár in Wilmette, IllinoisDecember, 1942
Centenary celebration of the Founding of the Bahá'í Faith and opening of first All-American Bahá'í ConventionMay 23, 1944
Inception of the Second American Seven-Year Plan1946
Completion of the Arcade and Parapet of the Shrine of the Báb on Mt. Carmel1950
Commemoration of the Centenary of the Martyrdom of the BábJuly 9, 1950

Countries Opened to the Faith of Bahá'u'lláh
1844-1950

Period of the Báb's Ministry (1844-1853):
1. 'Iráq

2. Persia
Period of Bahá'u'lláh's Ministry (1853-1892):
3. Burma7. Lebanon11. Syria
4. Caucasus8. Israel12. Turkey
5. Egypt9. Pákistán13. Turkistán
6. India10. Súdán
Period of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Ministry (1892-1921):
14. Australia21. Great Britain27. Japan
15. Austria22. Hawaiian Islands28. Russia
16. Brazil22. Hawaii Islands29. South Africa
17. Canada23. Hijáz30. Switzerland
18. China24. Holland31. Jordan
19. France25. Hungary32. Tunisia
20. Germany26. Italy33. United States of America
Period since 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Ascension (1921-1950):
34. Abyssinia48. Chile62. Finland
35. Aden Protectorate49. Colombia63. Formosa
36. Afghánistán50. Corsica64. Gold Coast
37. Ahsá51. Costa Rica65. Guatemala
38. Alaska52. Cuba66. Honduras
39. Argentina53. Czechoslovakia67. Iceland
40. Bahrayn Island54. Denmark68. Indo-China
41. Balúchistán55. Dominican Repubiic69. Indonesia
42. Belgian Congo56. Dubai70. Jamaica
43. Belgium57. Ecuador71. Kenya
44. Bermuda58. Eire72. Koweit
45. Bolivia59. El-Salvador73. Luxemburg
46. Bulgaria60. Eritrea74. Malaya
47. Ceylon61. Fiji75. Mexico


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76. Morocco

77. Newfoundland

78. New Zealand

79. Nicaragua

80. Nigeria

81. Norway

82. Panama

83. Paraguay

84. Peru

85. Philippine Islands

86. Poland

87. Portugal

88. Puerto Rico

89. Qatar

90. Siam

91. Spain

92. South Rhodesia
93. Sweden

94. Tasmania

95. 'Ummán

96. Uruguay

97. Venezuela

98. Yemen

99. Yugoslavia

100. Haiti

Languages in Which Bahá'í Literature Has Been Translated and Printed

1. Abyssinian

2. Albanian

3. Arabic

4. Armenian

5. Assamese

6. Bengali

7. Bulgarian

8. Burmese

9. Chin

10. Chinese

11. Croatian

12. Czech

13. Danish

14 . Dutch

15. English

16. Eskimo

17. Esperanto

18. Finnish

19. French

20. German
21. Greek

22. Gujrati

23. Gurmukhi

24. Hebrew

25. Hindi

26. Hungarian

27. Icelandic

28. Italian

29. Japanese

30. Kashmiri

31. Kinarese

32. Kurdish

33. Maharatti

34. Malyalam

35. Maori

36. Nepalese

37. Norwegian

38. Oriyya

39. Persian

40. Polish
41. Portuguese

42. Punjabi

43. Pushtoo

44. Rajestani

45. Rumanian

46. Russian

47. Serbian

48. Sindhi

49. Sinhalese

50. Spanish

51. Swahili

52. Swedish

53. Tahitian

54. Tamil

55. Tatar

56. Telegu

57. Tigrinia

58. Turkish

59. Urdu

60. Welsh

Languages in Which Bahá'í Literature is Being Translated

1. Chinyanja

2. Erso

3. Hausa

4. Ilocano

5. Kachin
6. Karen

7. Latvian

8. Lithuanian

9. Malay

10. Red Indian
11. Shans

12. Siamese

13. Slovak

14. Ukranian


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List of the Báb's Best-Known Works

1. The Persian Bayán
2. The Arabic Bayán
3. The Qayyumu'l-Asmá'
4. The Sahífatu'l-Haramayn
5. The Dalá'il-i-Sab'ih
6. Commentary on the Súrih of Kawthar
7. Commentary on the Súrih of Val-'Asr
8. The Kitáb-i-Asmá'
9. Sahífiy-i-Makhdhúmmíyyih
10. Sahífiy-i-Ja'faríyyih
11. Zíyárat-i-Sháh-'Abdu'l-'Azím
12. Kitáb-i-Panj-Sha'n
13. Sahífiy-i-Radavíyyih
14. Risáliy-i-'Adlíyyih
15. Risáliy-i-Fiqhíyyih
16. Risáliy-i-Dhahabíyyih
17. Kitábu'r-Rúh
18. Súriy-i-Tawhíd
19. Lawh-i-Hurúfát
20. Tafsír-i-Nubuvvat-i-Khássih
21. Risáliy-i-Furú'i-'Adlíyyih
22. Khasá'l-i-Sab'ih
23. Epistles to Muhammad Sháh and Hájí Mírzá Áqásí

N.B.—The Báb Himself states in one passage of the Persian Bayán that His writings comprise no less than 500,000 verses.

Alphabetical List of Bahá'u'lláh's Best-Known Writings
Alváh-i-Laylatu'l-QudsLawh-i-'Abdu'l-'Azíz-Va-Vukalá
Asl-i-Qullu'l-KhayrLawh-i-'Abdu'l-Vahháb
Az-Bágh-i-IláhíLawh-i-'Abdu'r-Razzáq
Báz-Áv-u-Bidih-JámíLawh-i-Ahbáb
Bishárát (Glad-Tidings)Lawh-i-Ahmad (Tablet of Ahmad)
Chihár-Vádí (Four Valleys)Lawh-i-Amváj
Haft-Vádí (Seven Valleys)Lawh-i-Anta'l-Káfí
Halih-Halih-Yá-BisháratLawh-i-Aqdas
Húr-i-'UjábLawh-i-Ashraf
Hurufát-i-'AllínLawh-i-'Áshiq-va-Ma'shúq
Ishráqát (Effulgences)Lawh-i-Áyiy-i-Núr
Kalimát-i-Firdawsíyyih (Words of Paradise)Lawh-i-Bahá
Lawh-i-Baqá
Kalimát-i-Maknúnih (Hidden Words)Lawh-i-Basítatu'l-Haqíqih
Kitáb-i-'Ahd (Book of Covenant)Lawh-i-Bismílih
Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book)Lawh-i-Bulbulu'l-Firáq
Kitáb-i-Badí'Lawh-i-Burhán
Kitáb-i-Íqán (Book of Certitude)Lawh-i-Dunyá (Tablet of the World)
Kitáb-i-Sultán (Tablet to the Sháh of Persia)Lawh-i-Fitnih
Lawh-i-Ghulámu'l-Khuld


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Lawh-i-Habíb
Lawh-i-Haft-Pursish
Lawh-i-Haqq
Lawh-i-Hawdaj
Lawh-i-Hikmat (Tablet of Wisdom)
Lawh-i-Hirtík
Lawh-i-Húríyyih
Lawh-i-Husayn
Lawh-i-Ibn-i-Dhi'b (Epistle to the Son of the Wolf)
Lawh-i-Ittihád
Lawh-i-Jamál
Lawh-i-Karím
Lawh-i-Karmil
Lawh-i-Kullu't-Ta'am
Lawh-i-Malikih (Tablet to Queen Victoria)
Lawh-i-Malik-i-Rús (Tablet to the Czar of Russia)
Lawh-i-Malláhu'l-Quds (Tablet of the Holy Mariner)
Lawh-i-Manikchí-Sáhib
Lawh-i-Maqsúd
Lawh-i-Maryam
Lawh-i-Mawlúd
Lawh-i-Mubáhilih
Lawh-i-Násir
Lawh-i-Napulyún I (First Tablet to Napoleon III)
Lawh-i-Napuiyún II (Second Tablet to Napoleon III)
Lawh-i-Nuqtih
Lawh-i-Páp (Tablet to the Pope)
Lawh-i-Pisar-'Amm
Lawh-i-Qiná'
Lawh-i-Quds
Lawh-i-Rafí
Lawh-i-Ra'ís (Tablet to Ra'ís)
Lawh-i-Raqshá
Lawh-i-Rasúl
Lawh-i-Rúh
Lawh-i-Ru'yá
Lawh-i-Saháb
Lawh-i-Salmán I
Lawh-i-Salmán II
Lawh-i-Sámsún
Lawh-i-Sayyáh
Lawh-i-Shaykh-Fání
Lawh-i-Tawhíd
Lawh-i-Tibb
Lawh-i-Tuqá
Lawh-i-Yúsuf
Lawh-i-Zaynu'l-Muqarrabín
Lawh-i-Ziyarih
Madínatu'r-Ridá
Madínatu't-Tawhíd
Mathnaví
Munájátháy-i-Síyám
Qad-Ihtaraqa'l-Mukhlisún
Qasídiy-i-Varqá'íyyih
Rashh-i-Amá
Ridvánu'l-'Adl
Ridvánu'l-Iqrár
Sahífiy-i-Shattiyyih
Salát-i-Mayyit (Prayer for the Dead)
Sáqí-Az-Ghayb-i-Baqá
Shikkar-Shikan-Shavand
Subhána-Rabbíya'l-A'la
Subhánaka-Yá-Hú
Súratu-lláh
Súriy-i-Ahzán
Súriy-i-Amín
Surly-i-Amr
Súriy-i-A'ráb
Súriy-i-Asháb
Súriy-i-Asmá
Súriy-i-Bayán
Súriy-i-Burhán
Súriy-i-Damm
Súriy-i-Dhabíh
Súriy-i-Dhibh
Súriy-i-Dhikr
Súriy-i-Fadl
Súriy-i-Fath
Súriy-i-Fu'ád
Súriy-i-Ghusn (Tablet of the Branch)
Súriy-i-Hajj I
Súriy-i-Hajj II
Súriy-i-Haykal
Súriy-i-Hifz
Súriy-i-Hijr
Súriy-i-'Ibád
Súriy-i-Ism
Súriy-i-Ismuna'l-Mursil
Súriy-i-Javád
Súriy-i-Khitáb
Súriy-i-Ma'ání
Súriy-i-Man'


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Súriy-i-Múlúk
Súriy-i-Nida
Súriy-i-Nush
Súriy-i-Qadír
Súriy-i-Qahír
Súriy-i-Qalam
Súriy-i-Qamís
Súriy-i-Sabr'
Súriy-i-Sultán
Súriy-i-Vafá
Súriy-i-Zíyárih
Súriy-i-Zubur
Súriy-i-Zuhúr
Tafsír-i-Hú
Tafsír-i-Hurúfát-i-Muqatta'ih
Tafsír-i-Súriy-i-Va'sh-Shams
Tajallíyát (Revelations)
Tarázát (Ornaments)
Zíyárat-Námih (The Visiting Tablet)
Zíyárat-Námiy-i-Awlíyá
Zíyárat-Námiy-i-Bábu'l-Báb va Quddús
Zíyárat-Námiy-i-Bayt
Zíyárat-Námiy-i-Maryam
Zíyárat-Námiy-i-Siyyidu'sh-Shuhadá

Races Represented in the Bahá'í World Community

1. Abyssinian
2. Arab
3. Armenian
4. British
5. Bulgarian
6. Burmese
7. Chinese
8. Czech
9. Dutch
10. Eskimo
11. Finnish
12. French
15. German
14. Hungarian
15. Irish
17. Indian
18. Italian
19. Japanese
20. Kurdish
21. Maori
22. Negro
23. Persian
24. Polish
25. Red Indian
26. Russian
27. Scandinavian
28. Spanish
29. Sudanese
30. Turkish
31. Yugoslavian

Minority Groups and Races with which Contact Has Been Established by Bahá'ís

Eskimos in Alaska
Laps in Scandinavia
Maoris in New Zealand
Mayans in Yucatan
Cherokee Indians in North Carolina
Inca Indians in Peru
Mexican Indians in Mexico
Oneida Indians in Wisconsin
Patagonian Indians in Argentina
Indians of San Bias Islands
Indians of Chichicastenango, Guatemala
Omaha Indians in Nebraska
Indians of La Paz, Bolivia


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Bahá'í National Spiritual Assemblies

1. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States1925
2. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the British Isles1923
3. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Germany and Austria1923
4. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Egypt and Súdán1924
5. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of 'Iráq1931
6. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of India, Pakistan and Burma1923
7. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Persia1934
8. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Australia and New Zealand1934
9. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Canada1948

National Spiritual Assemblies in Process of Formation

10. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Central America1951
11. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of South America1951

Bahá'í National Administrative Headquarters
(HAZÍRATU'L-QUDS) IN EAST AND WEST

1. Hazíratu'l-Quds of the Bahá'ís of the United States, Wilmette, Illinois.
2. Hazíratu'l-Quds of the Bahá'ís of Persia, Tihrán.
3. Hazíratu'l-Quds of the Bahá'ís of Germany, Frankfurt A/M.
4. Hazíratu'l-Quds of the Bahá'ís of India, Pakistan and Burma, New Delhi.
5. Hazíratu'l-Quds of the Bahá'ís of Egypt and Súdán, Cairo.
6. Hazíratu'l-Quds of the Bahá'ís of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, New South Wales.
7. Hazíratu'l-Quds of the Bahá'ís of 'Iráq, Baghdád.

Incorporated Bahá'í Assemblies
NATIONAL SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLIES

1. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States1929
2. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of India, Pakistan and Burma1933
3. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Egypt and the Súdán1934
4. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Australia and New Zealand1938
5. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the British Isles1939
6. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Canada 1949

LOCAL SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLIES

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1. Anchorage, Alaska
2. Albuquerque, N. M.
3. Alhambra, Calif.
4. Atlanta, Ga.
5. Baltimore, Md.
6. Berkeley, Calif.
7. Beverly, Mass.
8. Binghamton, N.Y.
9. Birmingham, Ala.
10. Boise, Idaho
11. Boston, Mass.
12. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
13. Chicago, Ill.
14. Cincinnati, O.
15. Cleveland, O.
16. Columbus, O.


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17. Dayton, O.
18. Denver, Colo.
19. Detroit, Mich.
20. Evanston, Ill.
21. Flint, Mich.
22. Helena, Mont.
23. Honolulu, T. H.
24. Indianapolis, Ind.
25. Jamestown, N. Y.
26. Jersey City, N. J.
27. Kansas City, Mo.
28. Kenosha, Wisc.
29. Lima, O.
30. Los Angeles, Calif.
31. Miami, Fla.
32. Milwaukee, Wisc.
33. Minneapolis, Minn.
34. Muskegon, Mich.
35. New York, N.Y.
36. Oakland, Calif.
37. Pasadena, Calif.
38. Peoria, Ill.
39. Philadelphia, Penna.
40. Phoenix, Ariz.
41. Portland, Ore.
42. Racine, Wis.
43. Richmond Highlands, Wash.
44. San Francisco, Calif.
45. Seattle, Wash.
46. Springfield, Ill.
47. St. Paul, Minn.
48. Teaneck, N.J.
49. Urbana, Ill.
50. Washington, D. C.
51. Wauwatosa, Wis.
52. West Chester, Penna.
53. Wilmette, Ill.
54. Winnetka, Ill.
INDIA AND PAKISTAN
1. Ahmedabad
2. Andheri
3. Bangalore
4. Baroda
5. Bombay
6. Calcutta
7. Delhi
8. Hyderabad, Deccan
9. Hyderabad, Sind
10. Karachi
11. Kariafghanan
12. Kolhapur
13. Lahore
14. Panchgani
15. Poona
16. Secundarabad
17. Serampore
18. Sholapur
19. Srinagar
20. Vellore

BURMA
1. Daidanow Kalazoo
2. Mandalay
3. Rangoon
LATIN AMERICA
1. Asunción, Paraguay
2. Bogotá, Columbia
3. Caracas, Venezuela
4. El-Salvador, San Salvador
5. Guatemala City, Guatemala
6. Havana, Cuba
7. La Paz, Bolivia
8. Lima, Peru
9. Mexico City, Mexico
10. Panamá City, Panamá
11. Port-au-Prince, Haiti
12. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
13. Santiago, Chile
14. San José, Costa Rica
15. Ciudad Trujillo, Dominican Republic

CANADA
1. Montreal
2. Toronto


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AUSTRALIA
1. Adelaide
2. Sydney
NEW ZEALAND
Auckland
BALUCHISTAN
Quetta
GERMANY
Esslingen
PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
Solano

Territories, Federal Districts and States of the
United States of America Where Bahá'í Marriage
Certificates Are Officially Recognized
1. Alabama
2. Territory of Alaska
3. Arizona
4. California
5. Delaware
6. District of Columbia
7. Georgia
8. Territory of Hawaii
9. Idaho
10. Illinois
11. Maryland
12. Massachusetts
13. Michigan
14. Minnesota
15. New Jersey
16. New Mexico
17. New York
18. Ohio
19. Pennsylvania
20. Wisconsin

Bahá'í Marriage Certificate recognized by the Israel civil authorities.

Bahá'í Marriage Certificate recognized by Courts of First Instance throughout the Kingdom of 'Iráq.

Bahá'í Holy Days recognized by the Educational Department of the State of Victoria, Australia.

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Data Concerning Important National and
International Bahá'í Endowments

Estimated value of Bahá'í national endowments in the United States of America$2,663,701.06
Area of land purchased as the site of the first Mashriqu'l-Adhkár of Persia3,819,000 sq. meters
Area of land surrounding and dedicated to the Shrine of the Báb on Mt. Carmel167,100 sq. meters
Area of land dedicated to the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh in 'Akká4,000 sq. meters
Area of land dedicated to the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh in the district of Gaza10,530 sq. meters
Area of land dedicated to the Shrines of Bahá'u'lláh and the Báb in the Jordan Valley2,354,108 sq. meters
Area of land dedicated to the Shrines of Bahá'u'lláh and the Báb in Israel and registered in the name of the Israel Branch of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States of America55,000 sq. meters
Area of land dedicated to the Shrine of the Báb on Mt. Carmel and registered in the name of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of India, Pakistan and Burma, Israel Branch2,480 sq. meters
Total cost of the construction of the Arcade of the Shrine of the Báb on Mt. Carmel$240,000
Total cost of the construction of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkár in Wilmette, Ill$2,084,564.00
Cost of the National Hazíratu'l-Quds of the Bahá'ís of India, Pakistan and Burma 575,000 rupees
Cost to date of the National Hazíratu'l-Quds of the Bahá'ís of Persia50,000 pounds
Area of land dedicated to the first Mashriqu'l-Adhkár of South America, in Santiago, Chile 90,000 square meters

Principal Bahá'í Historic Sites in Persia
Owned by the Bahá'í Community

House of the Báb in Shíráz and several adjoining houses.
Ancestral Home of Bahá'u'lláh in Tákur, Mázindarán.
House of Bahá'u'lláh in Tihrán.
House owned by the Báb's maternal uncle in Shíráz.
Shop belonging to the Báb in Búshihr.
A quarter of the village of Chihríq in Ádhirbáyján.
House of Hájí Mírzá Jání in Káshán where the Báb stayed on His way to Tabríz.
House of Imám-Jum'ih in Isfáhán.
Public bath used by the Báb in Shíráz and some adjacent houses.

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Half of the house owned by Vahíd in Nayríz.
Part of the house owned by Hujjat in Zanján.
The three gardens rented by Bahá'u'lláh in Badasht.
Burial-place of Quddús in Bárfurúsh, Mázindarán.
House of Mahmúd Khán-i-Kalantar in Tihrán where Táhirih was confined.
Public Bath visited by the Báb when in Urúmíyyih, Ádhirbáyján.
House owned by Mírzá Husayn-'Alíy-i-Núr in Tihrán where the Báb's remains were concealed.
The Bábíyyih in Mashhad, Khurásán.
The house owned by Mullá Husayn in Mashhad, Khurásán.
The residence of the Sultánu'sh-Shuhadá (King of Martyrs) and of the Mahbúbu'sh-Shuhadá (Beloved of Martyrs) in Isfáhán.
Apartments occupied by the Báb in Urúmíyyih, Ádhirbáyján.
Spot where the heads of two hundred martyrs were buried in Ábádih, Fárs.
House where the Báb's remains were concealed in Qum.
Site of martyrdom and burial-place of the "Seven Martyrs" of 'Iráq in Sultán-Ábád, Iráq.
Caravansarai occupied by the Báb in Zanján.
Burial-place of Ashraf and his mother in Zanján.
House where the Báb's remains were concealed in Kirmánsháh.
Room occupied by Vahíd and other rooms in the Fort of Khájih in Nayríz.
Land adjoining the Fort of Khájih, site of the martyrdom of Vahíd and some of his companions.
Site of martyrdom and burial-place of the "Four Martyrs" of 'Iráq in Sultán-Ábád, 'Iráq.

American National Bahá'í Endowments

MASHRIQU'L-ADHKÁR, WILMETTE, ILLINOIS
Temple
Caretaker's Cottage
Land
HAZÍRATU'L-QUDS, WILMETTE, ILUNOIS
National Bahá'í Office
Supplementary Administrative Office
Bahá'í Publishing Committee Office
Collins House
GREEN ACRE BAHA'I SCHOOL, ELIOT, MAINE
Bahá'í Hall
Dormitory and Dining Room
Studio
Three Cottages, Supplementary Dormitories
Ole Bull Cottage
Arts and Crafts Studio
Schopflocher Cottage
Rogers Cottage
Lucas Studio


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Fellowship House
Reeves Camp
Atkinson Cottage
Thompson Cottage
Vaugh Cottage
Nine Gables, Schopflocher Estate; House, Studio, Farm Buildings
138 acres of land, including area on Monsalvat
WILHELM PROPERTY, WEST ENGLEWOOD, NEW JERSEY
Wilhelm House
Evergreen Cabin
Cottage, Garage
Land, including pine grove where 'Abdu'l-Bahá gave the unity feast in 1912
GEYSERVILLE BAHA'I SCHOOL, GEYSERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
Bosch House
Bahá'í Hall
Dormitory
Ranch Buildings
Land
INTERNATIONAL BAHA'I SCHOOL PINE VALLEY, COLORADO
Mathews House
Ranch Buildings
20 acres of land
CENTRAL STATES SUMMER SCHOOL
Eggleston House
Library
Dormitory
Cottages
WILSON PROPERTY, MALDEN, MASSACHUSETTS
Wilson House, where 'Abdu'l-Bahá rested in 1912
Land
MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN
Land
Estimated Value of American Bahá'í Properties
Mashriqu'l-Adhkár
Hazíratu'l-Quds
Green Acre
Wilhelm Property
Geyserville School
International School
Central States School
Wilson House
TOTAL
$2,381,012.91*
25,526.42
126,718.73
79,000.00
48,500.00
51,500.00
64,700.00
7,000.00

$2,783,958.06
* Includes the estimated total cost of interior ornamentation, $860,000.

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Successive Stages in the Transfer of the Remains of the Báb from Persia to the Holy Land and the Erection of His Mausoleum on Mount Carmel

Execution of the Báb in Tabríz and the exposure of His mangled body on the edge of the moat outside the city, July 9, 1850.

Wrapping of His remains in a cloak, their secret removal to the silk factory owned by one of the believers of Mílán and their deposition in a small wooden casket, July 11, 1850.

Transportation in accordance with Bahá'u'lláh's instructions, of the casket to Tihrán and its concealment in the shrine of Imám-Zádih Hasán.

Removal of the remains to the home of Hájí Sulaymán Khán and their subsequent transfer to the shrine of Imám-Zádih Ma'súm.

Instructions issued by Bahá'u'lláh, while in Adrianople, to Mullá 'Alí Ákbar-i-Sháhmírzádí and Jamál-i-Burújirdí, to transfer the casket to a safer hiding place, and its temporary concealment within a wall of the Masjid-i-Másha'u'lláh outside the gates of the capital, 1867-1868.

Detection of the hiding place of the casket and its smuggling into Tihrán and its deposition in the house of Mírzá Hasan-i-Vazír, a believer and son-in-law of Hájí Mírzá Siyyid 'Alíy-i-Tafríshí, the Majdu'l-Ashraf.

Discovery of the hiding place by a number of believers and the consequent removal of the casket by Hájí Sháh Muhammad-i-Manshádí, surnamed Amínu'l-Bayán, in accordance with Bahá'u'lláh's instructions, to the shrine of Imám-Zádih Zayd, and its burial beneath the floor of the inner sanctuary, whence it was again removed to a series of private homes in Tihrán.

Bahá'u'lláh's visit to Mount Carmel, the revelation of the Tablet of Carmel, and the appointment by Him, in the presence of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, of the site to serve as the permanent burial-place for the remains of the Báb.

Despatch of Mírzá Asadu'lláh by 'Abdu'l-Bahá with specific instructions to transport the body of the Báb to the Holy Land, and the transfer of the remains to Isfáhán, and thence, via Kirmánsháh, Baghdád and Damascus, to the Holy Land, arriving at their destination on January 31, 1899, fifty lunar years after the Báb's execution in Tabríz.

Purchase by 'Abdu'l-Bahá of the site designated by Bahá'u'lláh, and the construction of a marble sarcophagus by the Burmese believers in accordance with 'Abdu'l-Bahá's suggestion, designed to receive the body of the Báb.

Laying of the foundation-stone of the Shrine of the Báb by 'Abdu'l-Bahá with the participation of Ibráhim Khayru'lláh, while on his pilgrimage to 'Akká, following the establishment of the Faith in the United States of America, 1899.

Construction by 'Abdu'l-Bahá of six chambers constituting the initial stage in the erection of the mausoleum of the Báb.

Downfall of Sultán 'Abdu'l-Hamíd II, whose Commission of Inquiry had visited the Shrine and was contemplating its destruction; the release of

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'Abdu'l-Bahá from His incarceration and the placing by Him of the wooden casket in the marble sarcophagus on the day coinciding with the inauguration of the first American Bahá'í Convention, March 21, 1909.

Purchase of extensive properties on the slope of Mt. Carmel in the immediate vicinity of the Shrine of the Báb and their permanent dedication to His memory.

Construction of three additional chambers marking the completion of the preliminary structure contemplated by 'Abdu'l-Bahá.

Opening of terraces stretching from the Shrine to the foot of Mount Carmel; the exemption by the British High Commissioner of the entire area dedicated to the Mausoleum of the Báb from taxation; the establishment of the Palestine Branches of the American and Indian National Spiritual Assemblies; and the subsequent transfer of a part of the dedicated properties to the name of these newly formed branches.

Entombment of the remains of the Purest Branch and of the Mother, sister and wife of 'Abdu'l-Bahá in the vicinity of the Shrine, as a prelude to the establishment of the World Administrative Center of the Faith in that same neighborhood.

Unveiling of the model designed by W. S. Maxwell for the superstructure of the Shrine on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of the Declaration of the Báb in Haifa on May 23, 1944.

Placing of successive contracts for the masonry and ornamentation of the Arcade and Parapet of the Shrine, amounting to approximately eight hundred tons, and their transportation from Italy to Haifa.

Completion of the Arcade and Parapet of the Shrine on the occasion of the centenary of the Báb's martyrdom, July 9, 1950.

Fate of Those Who Persecuted the Báb, Who Opposed the Construction of His Shrine and Threatened its Destruction

MUHAMMAD SHÁH, who disregarded the appeal of the Báb to meet Him in person and plead His Cause, sustained a sudden reverse of fortune, and succumbed, at the age of forty, to a complication of maladies.

NÁSIRI'D-DÍN SHÁH, during whose reign the Báb was executed, and under whose ageis the greatest massacre of the Bábis took place, was, in the plenitude of his power, dramatically assassinated on the eve of his jubilee. The Qájár dynasty to which he belonged was subsequently brought to an ignominious end.

HÁJÍ MÍRZÁ ÁQÁSÍ, the Grand Vazír of Muhammad Sháh and chief instigator of the outrages perpetrated against the Báb, was disgraced by his sovereign, lost his fortune, was expelled to Karbilá, and became a victim of disease and poverty.

MÍRZÁ TAQÍ KHÁN, the Amír Nizám, the Grand Vazír of Násiri'd-Dín Sháh, who was directly responsible for the execution of the Báb, was disgraced and put to death by the royal order in the bath of the Palace of Fín, near Káshán.


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MÍRZÁ HASAN KHÁN, who carried out the execution of the Báb, was subjected, two years after, to a dreadful punishment which ended in his death.

MÍRZÁ 'ALÍ-ASGHAR, the Shaykhu'l-lslám of Tabríz, who inflicted the bastinado on the Báb with his own hand, was stricken, in that same year, with paralysis, and died a miserable death.

THE REGIMENT, which constituted the firing squad that executed the Báb, lost, in that same year, two hundred and fifty of its officers and men in an earthquake near Ardibíl, while the remaining five hundred were shot, two years later, in Tabríz, for mutiny. The head of the regiment, Áqá Ján Big, lost his life, six years after the martyrdom of the Báb, during the bombardment of Muhammarih by the British.

THE SHI'AH SACERDOTAL ORDER, which violently opposed the Báb, aroused the populace and instigated the government against Him, was discredited, fell from power, and ceased to exercise its paramount influence on both the people and the government.

SULTÁN 'ABDU'L-HAMÍD II, who lent his support to the enemies of the Faith in their efforts to obstruct the construction of the Shrine of the Báb, was deposed and made a prisoner of state. The Caliphate was subsequently abolished and the Sultánate ceased to exist.

THE FOUR MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY, who were appointed by 'Abdu'l-Hamíd to investigate the activities of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, and who misrepresented the Shrine of the Báb as a fortress and vast ammunition depot on Mt. Carmel, suffered an ignominious fate, one being shot, another robbed of all his possessions, the third exiled, and the fourth sinking into abject poverty.

JAMÁL PÁSHÁ, the Turkish Commander-in-Chief, who threatened the destruction of the Holy Tomb, was defeated in battle, fled, and was slain while a refugee in the Caucasus.

MÍRZÁ MUHAMMAD-'ALÍ, the Arch-Breaker of the Covenant of Bahá'u'lláh, who was the chief instigator of the enemies of 'Abdu'l-Bahá and exerted his utmost to obstruct the construction of the Shrine of the Báb, was stricken with paralysis, and lived to see every hope he had cherished dashed to the ground.

THE INVADING FORCES OF GENERAL ROMMEL, whose threat to Alexandria constituted the gravest danger to the Holy Land, and whose victory would have precipitated the direst crisis in the fortunes of the Faith at its World Center, and imperiled its institutions, was routed from the continent of Africa, and the peril of a régime inimical to the Faith removed forever.

THE ARAB COMMUNITY living in the neighborhood of the Shrine of the Báb, which violated the sacredness of its precincts, in the course of the disturbances in the Holy Land, and supported the schemes of the ex-Mufti of Jerusalem, who had threatened to extirpate the Faith, fled in ignominy and joined the great army of refugees that was seeking shelter in the adjoining territories.

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Data Regarding the Bahá'í Temple in Wilmette, Illinois

Cost of Temple property$51,100
Area of Temple property6.97 acres
Materials used in ornamentation:crystalline quartz, opaque quartz and white Portland cement.
Total cost of the structure of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkár in Wilmette, Illinois (1921-1943)$1,342,813
Estimated cost of the interior ornamentation of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkár, Wilmette, Illinois$860,000
Height from floor of basement to culmination of the dome ribs191 feet
Depth of caissons120 feet
Diameter at the foundation floor204 feet
Height of dome49 feet
Outside diameter of dome90 feet
Inside diameter of dome72 feet
Number of sections of ornamentation comprising the dome and ribs387
Perforation of dome surface 30%
Height of mainstory pylons45 feet
Seating capacity of Auditorium1,600
Number of Temple visitors from 1932-1950400,000
Letter addressed by Bahá'ís of 'Ishqábád to the Bahá'ís of Chicago1902
Petition addressed to 'Abdu'l-Bahá by the "House of Spirituality" of the Bahá'ís of Chicago appealing for permission to construct a Bahá'í Temple in AmericaMarch, 1903
'Abdu'l-Bahá gives His approval through a Tablet datedJune, 1903
Delegates of various American Bahá'í Assemblies meet in Chicago and choose a site for the TempleNovember, 1907
First two building lots purchasedApril, 1908
First American Bahá'í Convention establishes Bahá'í Temple UnityMarch, 1909
'Abdu'l-Bahá lays dedication stone of the TempleMay, 1912
Purchase of Temple property completed1914
Bahá'í Convention selects design of L. J. BourgeoisApril, 1920
Contract awarded for the sinking of the nine caissons (completed 1921)December, 1920
Contract awarded for the construction of the basement structure (completed 1922) August, 1921
Contract awarded for the erection of the superstructure (completed May, 1931) August, 1930
Contract awarded for the exterior ornamentation of the dome (completed January, 1934) June, 1932
Ornamentation of the clerestory completed July, 1935
Ornamentation of the gallery unit completedNovember, 1938
Ornamentation of the mainstory begunApril, 1940
Ornamentation of the mainstory completed July, 1942
Steps placed in positionDecember, 1942
Completion of exterior ornamentation of Temple1943
First contract interior ornamentationNovember, 1947
Date fixed for the completion of the interior ornamentation1953


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Passages Inscribed Over the Nine Entrances
of the Bahá'í Temple

1. "The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens."
2. "The best beloved of all things in My sight is Justice; turn not away therefrom if thou desirest Me."
3. "My love is My stronghold; he that entereth therein is safe and secure."
4. "Breathe not the sins of others so long as thou art thyself a sinner."
5. "Thy heart is My home; sanctify it for My descent."
6. "I have made death a messenger of joy to thee; wherefore dost thou grieve."
7. "Make mention of Me on My earth, that in My heaven I may remember thee."
8. "O rich ones on earth! The poor in your midst are My trust; guard ye My trust."
9. "The source of all learning is the knowledge of God, exalted be His glory!"

Passages Inscribed in the Interior
of the Bahá'í Temple

1. "All the prophets of God proclaim the same faith."
2. "Religion is a radiant light and an impregnable stronghold."
3. "Ye are the fruits of one tree and the leaves of one branch."
4. "So powerful is unity's light that it can illumine the whole earth."
5. "Consort with the followers of all religions with friendliness."
6. "O Son of Being! Thou art My lamp and My light is in thee."
7. "O Son of Being! Walk in My statutes for love of Me."
8. "Thy Paradise is My love; thy heavenly home reunion with Me."
9. "The light of a good character surpasseth the light of the sun."

Comparative Measurements of Famous Domed Structures

St. Peter's in Rome — Total height450 feet
Inside diameter of dome137 feet
St. Paul's in London — Total height366 feet
Inside diameter of dome112 feet
St. Sophia in Constantinople — Total height180 feet
Inside diameter of dome107 feet
Pantheon in Rome — Inside height 142 feet
Inside diameter of dome142 feet

Approximate Number of Localities Where Bahá'ís Reside
in Leading Bahá'í Communities Throughout the World

Ten European Goal CountriesOver thirty localities.
Germany and AustriaOver forty localities.
British IslesOver fifty localities.
Australia and New ZealandOver sixty localities.
Dominion of CanadaOver eighty localities.
India, Pakistan and BurmaOver eighty localities.
Latin AmericaOver one hundred localities.
PersiaOver seven hundred localities.
United States of AmericaOver eleven hundred localities.


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Localities Where Bahá'ís Reside in the
United States of America

State or TerritoryAssembliesGroupsIsolatedTotal
Alabama1258
Alaska14712
Arizona341219
Arkansas21811
California (No.)10104060
California (So.) 19233072
Colorado231419
Connecticut34916
Delaware1135
Washington (D. C.)1001
Florida342330
Georgia20911
Hawaii2002
Idaho2068
Illinois (No.)1083755
Illinois (So.)531725
Indiana321520
Iowa2079
Kansas1326
Kentucky0347
Louisiana1056
Maine22913
Maryland131115
Massachusetts5182952
Michigan9223364
Minnesota30912
Mississippi1078
Missouri33511
Montana3159
Nebraska1078
Nevada1034
New Hampshire1247
New Jersey1065268
New Mexico1607
New York (No.)8124464
New York (So.)243036
North Carolina101011
North Dakota1034
Ohio8164670
Oklahoma1034
Oregon131216
Pennsylvania462939
Puerto Rico1012
Rhode Island1247
South Carolina2169


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State or TerritoryAssembliesGroupsIsolatedTotal
South Dakota1045
Tennessee21710
Texas311721
Utah1146
Vermont1135
Virginia241521
Washington742940
West Virginia1146
Wisconsin8123353
Wyoming1045




TOTALS1722077311114

Localities Where Bahá'ís Reside in Persia

DistrictsAsembliesGroupsIsolatedTotal
Ábádih11161946
Ahváz1541231
Bábul72110
Bandar-I-Jaz4318
Bírjand513220
Hamadán127221
'Iráq512118
Isfahán27351476
Káshán118019
Kirmán9111434
Kirmánsháh61310
Mashad21261663
Nayríz3003
Qazvín77721
Rasht84820
Sangsar5409
Sárí124824
Shíráz2114944
Tabríz33191062
Tihrán294629104
Yazd24162262
Záhidán5117




TOTALS280253179712



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Bahá'í Centers in Latin America and the Antilles
CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE ANTILLES
LOCAL ASSEMBLIESJamaicaHonduras
Costa Rica10. Kingston20. Taulebé
1. San José11. SpanishtownMexico
CubaMexico21. Coatepec
2. Havana12. Mexico City
13. PuebiaNicaragua
Dominican Republic22. Granada
3. Ciudad TrujilloNicaragua
14. ManaguaPuerto Rico
El SalvadorPanama23. Rio Piedras
4. San Salvador15. PanamáISOLATED CENTERS
Guatemala16. ColonCanal Zone
5. ChichicastenangoPuerto Rico24. Ancón
6. Guatemala17. San JuanEl Salvador
HaitiGROUPS15. Armenia
7. Port-au-PrinceCosta Rica26. Santa Ana
Honduras18. Punta ArenasMexico
8. San Pedro SulaCuba27. Tehuacán
9. Tegucigalpa19. Cienfuegos
SOUTH AMERICA
LOCAL ASSEMBLIESEcuadorPeru
Argentina15. Quito30. Callao
1. Buenos Aires16. GuayaquilParaguay
2. CórdobaPeru31. Asunción
Bolivia17. LimaUruguay
3. La PazVenezuela32. Montevideo
Brazil18. CaracasISOLATED CENTERS
4. BahíaGROUPSBolivia
5. Rio de Janeiro
6. Sao PauioArgentina33. Catavi
19. Ezeiza34. Cochabamba
Chile20. RosarioBrazil
7. Santiago21. La Plata35. Belém
8. ValparaisoBolivia36. Niteroi
9. Viña del Mar22. SucreChile
10. Punta ArenasChile37. Chuquicamata
Colombia23. Puerto Montt38. Sewell
11. Bogotá24. Mulchén39. Talca
12. Cali25. Osorno40. Lonchoche
13. Bucaramanga26. Antofagasta41. Puerto Aysen
14. Barranquilla27. QuilpuéEcuador
Colombia42. Amabato
28. MedellínPeru
29. Cartagena45. Talara


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Bahá'í Centers in India, Pakistan and Burma
INDIA

1. *Agra
2. *Ahmedabad
3. *Aligarh
4. *Allahabad
5. Amritsar
6. *Andheri
7. Banares
8. *Bangalore
9. *Baroda
10. *Belgaum
11. *Bombay
Bulandshahr
12. *Calcutta
13. *Delhi
14. Gorakhpur
15. *Hyderabad (Deccan)
16. *Indore
17. *Jaipur
18. *Jalna
19. *Kamarhatti
20. Kanpur
21. Kaprin
22. *Kolhapur
23. *Lucknow
24. *Madras
25. *Mysore
26. Nagpur
27. *Panchgani
28. *Poona
29. Rajkot
30. Runza
31. *Secunderabad (Dn)
32. *Serampore
33. *Sholapur
34. *Srinagar
35. *Surat
36. *Trivandrum
37. Wai

PAKISTAN

38. Batapur
39. Jallo
40. *Chittagong
41. *Dacca
42. Ghokal
43. *Hyderabad (Sind)
44. *Lahore
45. *Mirpurkhas
46. Multaw
47. *Peshawar
48. *Quetta
49. *Rawalpindi
52. Sheikhpura
53. *Sialkot
54. *Siran Wali
55. *Sukkur
56. *Karachi

BURMA

57. Allezoo
58. Ayanzoo
59. *Daidanaw
60. *Kyigon
61. *Mandalay
62. *Rangoon
63. *Thamaing
64. *Twante
*Spiritual Assembly.

Isolated Centers
INDIA

65. Ahmednagar
66. Anantnag
67. Barabanki
68. Bhatkal
69. Cambay
70. Deolali
71. Igatpuri
72. Jhalrapatan City
73. Jodhpur
74. Kolaba
75. Radhanpur
76. Shopian
77. Simla
78. Sultanpur
79. Vizagapatam
80. Vyganellore
81. Yaripora

PAKISTAN

82. Allipur Saidan
83. Budhagoraia
84. Dinajpur
85. Gasbaria
86. Nowshera
87. Partapgarh

BURMA


88. Kalaw

*Spiritual Assembly.

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Bahá'í Centers in Canada
ALBERTA

1. Banff
2. *Calgary
3. *Edmonton
4. Grand Prairie
5. Medicine Hat
6. Rat Lake

BRITISH COLUMBIA

7. Armstrong
8. Cumberland
9. Hautzic Prairie
10. Kamloops
11. Langley Prairie
12. Mission City
13. Nanaimo
14. Oak Bay
15. Okanagan Landing
16. Parksville
17. Penticton
18. Saanich
19. *Vancouver
20. Vernon
21. *Victoria
22. *West Vancouver

MANITOBA
23. Fisher River
24. St. Boniface
25. St. James
26. *Winnipeg
NEW BRUNSWICK
27. *Moncton
28. Saint John
29. Sunny Brae
NEWFOUNDLAND
30. Goose Bay
31. St. John's
NOVA SCOTIA
32. Armdale
33. Fairview
34. *Halifax
ONTARIO

35. Amhurstberg
36. Burwash
37. Coppercliff
38. Dobie
39. East York
40. Farren Point
41. Forest Hill
42. Gore's Landing
43. *Hamilton
44. Humberstone
45. Islington
46. Kingston
47. Kirkland Lake
48. Langstaffe
49. London
50. Manotick
51. Milton
52. North York
53. Owen Sound
54. *Ottawa
55. Nobel
56. Peterboro
57. Pickering
58. Roslin
59. *Scarboro
60. St. Catherine's
61. Shannonville
62. *Toronto
63. West York
64. Windsor
65. York

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

66. Clyde River
67. Charlottetown
68. Vernon Bridge


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QUEBEC

69. Beaulac
70. Buckingham
71. Hampstead
72. Huntington
73. Longueuil
*Spiritual Assembly.
74. *Montreal
75. Montreal West
76. Mount Royal
77. Noranda
78. Outremont
79. Riviere Beaudette
80. *St. Lambert
81. Westmount
82. Verdun

Bahá'í Centers in Australia and New Zealand
NEW SOUTH WALES

1. Broken Hill
2. *Caringbah
3. Glen Innes
4. Goulburn
5. Kuring-gai
6. Leura
7. Lismore
8. Neville
9. North Sydney
10. Qurindi
11.*Sydney
12. Tamworth
13. Toongabbie
14. West Wyalong
15. Wollongong
16. Yass
17. *Yerrinbool

NEW ZEALAND

18.*Auckland
19. Cambridge
20. Dargaville
21. Devonport
22. Hamilton East
23. Lower Hutt
24. Mangakino
25. Mount Maunganui
26. New Plymouth
27. Rama Rama
28. Tauranga
29. Wanganui
30. Wellington
31. Weymouth
32. Whangarei

QUEENSLAND

33. *Brisbane
34. Toowoomba
35. Townsville

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

36. *Adelaide
37. Belair
38. Booleroo Centre
39. *Burnside
40. Kingston
41. Payneham
42. Quorn
43. *St. Peters
44. Strathalbyn
45. Unley
46. *Woodville

TASMANIA

47. *Hobart
48. Launceston
49. Taraoona
50. Woodbridge
51. Zeehan

VICTORIA

52. Bonegilla
53. Geelong
54. Koraleigh
55. *Melbourne
56. Talgarno

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

57. Emu Point
5S. Harvey
59. *Perth


*Spiritual Assembly.

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Bahá'í Centers in the British Isles

1. *Belfast, N. Ireland
2. *Birmingham, Warwickshire
3. *Blackburn, Lancashire
4. *Blackpool, Lancashire
5. *Bournemouth, Hampshire
6. *Bradford, Yorkshire
7. *Brighton, Sussex
8. *Bristol, Gloucestershire
9. *Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
10. *Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland
11. *Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
12. *Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
13. *Leeds, Yorkshire
14. *Liverpool, Lancashire
15. *London
16. *Manchester, Lancashire
17. *Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland
18. *Northampton, Northamptonshire
19. *Norwich, Norfolk
20. *Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
21. *Oxford, Oxfordshire
22. St. Ives, Cornwall
23. *Sheffield, Yorkshire
24. *Stockport, Cheshire
25. *Torquay, Devonshire

ISOLATED CENTERS

26. Abbotsbury, Dorset
27. Alderley Edge, Cheshire
28. Amesbury, Wiltshire
29. Amersham, Buckinghamshire
30. Chingford, Essex
31. Coventry, Warwickshire
32. Dorking, Surrey
33. Eastbourne, Sussex
34. Hastings, Sussex
35. Hertford, Hertfordshire
36. Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland
37. Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
38. Luton, Bedfordshire
39. Maughold, Isle of Man
40. Middlewich, Cheshire
41. Old Coulsdon, Surrey
42. Petersfield, Hampshire
43. Portrush, Antrim, N. Ireland
44. Reading, Berkshire
45. Salisbury, Wiltshire
46. Southend, Essex
47. Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire
48. Thetford, Norfolk
49. Tunbridge Wells, Kent


* Spiritual Assembly.

Bahá'í Centers in Germany and Austria

AUSTRIA
1. Vienna

GERMANY

SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLIES
1. Bergstrasse6. Hamburg11. Plochingen
2. Darmstadt7. Heidelberg12. Schwerin
3. Esslingen8. Karlsruhe13. Stuttgart
4. Frankfurt A/M9. Leipzig14. Weisbaden
5. Göppingen10. Nürnberg
GROUPS AND ISOLATED CENTERS
1. Auerbach bei Zwickau8. Giessen
2. Berlin9. Heilbronn
3. Ebingen10. Immenstadt
4. Essen11. Küssnach bei Waldshut
5. Furtwangen12. Lich/Oberhessen
6. Garmisch13. Lohm/Oldenburg
7. Geisenfeld14. Laubach


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15. München
16. Murnau
17. Murrhardt
18. Bad Nauheim
19. Neuburg an der Donau
20. Oldenburg/Oldenburg
21. Pfullingen
22. Talheim-Vellberg uber Schwäb. Hall
23. Thai bei Bad Pyrmont
24. Rostoch-Warnemünde
25. Trossingen
26. Tübingen
27. Tuttlingen
28. Wachendorf Kreis Horb
29. Überlingen

Bahá'í Centers in the Ten European Countries Opened
to the Faith by the American Bahá'í Community
Under the Second Seven-Year Plan

BELGIUM

1. *Brussels
2. Antwerp

DENMARK

3. *Copenhagen
4. Jylland

HOLLAND

5. *Amsterdam
6. Bussum
7. Rotterdam

ITALY

8. Genoa
9. Florence
10. Naples
11. Piacenza
12. *Rome
13. San Remo
14. Stra

LUXEMBURG

15. *Luxemburg

NORWAY

16. Christiansund
17. *Oslo

PORTUGAL

18. *Lisbon

SPAIN

19. Asturias
20. *Barcelona
21. Cadiz
22. *Madrid

SWEDEN

23. Gothenburg
24. Slatthult
25. *Stockholm

SWITZERLAND

26. *Bern
27. Diepoldsau
28. *Geneva
29. Gossau-Mettendorf
31. Lausanne
30. Heerbrugg
32. Rheineck
33. *Wolfhalden
34. *Zurich

*Spiritual Assembly.

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Bahá'í Centers in Territories of the
Arabian Peninsula

1. Aden ProtectorateAden
2. AhsáDhahrán
3. BahraynBahrayn
4. DubaiFreeport
5. HijázMecca, Jedda
6. KoweitAl-Koweit
7. OmanMatrah (near Masqat)
8. QatarZigrid
9. Jordan'Adasíyyih, 'Ammán, Salt
10. Yemen (in process of establishment)


The Badí' or Bahá'í Calendar

This calendar was laid down by the Báb in His book the "Kitáb-i-Asmá" and further elucidated by Bahá'u'lláh in these words: "The Year Sixty, A.H. (1844 A.D.), the year of the Declaration of the Báb, must be regarded as the beginning of the Badí' Calendar." Therefore all Bahá'í reckoning commences with that Declaration which took place on the evening preceding the fifth day of Jamádiyu'l-Avval, of the year 1260 A.H. (May 23, 1844). The Solar calendar is followed and the Bahá'í New Year, called "Naw-Rúz," falls on the vernal equinox which takes place on March 21.

NAMES OF THE DAYS OF THE WEEK

DayArabic NameEnglish NameTranslation
1stJalálSaturdayGlory
2ndJamálSundayBeauty
3rdKamálMondayPerfection
4thFidálTuesdayGrace
5th'IdálWednesdayJustice
6thIstijiálThursdayMajesty
7thIstiqlálFridayIndependence

NAMES OF THE MONTHS OF THE YEAR

(Each day of the Bahá'í month also has a name, which follows the same order and is the same name as those of the months of the year.)

MonthArabic NameTranslationFirst Day
1stBaháSplendorMarch 21
2ndJalálGloryApril 9
3rdJamálBeautyApril 28
4th'AzamatGrandeurMay 17
5thNúrLightJune 5
6thRahmatMercyJune 24
7thKalimátWordsJuly 13
8thKamálPerfectionAugust 1
9thAsmá'NamesAugust 20
10th'IzzatMightSeptember 8
11thMashíyyatWillSeptember 27


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12th
13th
14th
15th
16th
17th
18th
19th
'Ilm
Qudrat
Qawl
Masá'il
Sharaf
Sultán
Mulk
'Alá'
Knowledge
Power
Speech
Questions
Honor
Sovereignty
Dominion
Loftiness
October 16
November 4
November 23
December 12
December 31
January 19
February 7
March 2
Ayyám-i-Há (Intercalary Days) February 26 to March 1 inclusive—four in ordinary and five in leap years.

The Báb has regarded the solar year of 365 days, 5 hours, and 50 odd minutes, as consisting of 19 months of 19 days each, every new day being reckoned as starting from sunset, not midnight. Every fourth year the number of intercalary days is raised from four to five. Naw-Rúz, or New Year, falls on the 21st of March only if the vernal Equinox precedes the setting of the sun on that day. Should the vernal Equinox take place after sunset, Naw-Rúz will be celebrated on the following day.

The Báb has divided the years following the date of His Revelation into cycles of nineteen years each. Each cycle of nineteen years He has named a Vahíd, and nineteen Vahíds constitute a period called by Him a Kull-i-Shay'. The numerical value of the word "Vahíd" is 19 and that of "Kull-i-Shay' " is 361. "Vahíd" signifies unity and is symbolic of the unity of God.

NAMES OF THE YEARS IN A VÁHID
YearTranslation
1. AlifA.
2. BáB.
3. AbFather
4. DálD.
5. Báb5
6. VávGate
7. AbadEternity
8. JádGenerosity
9. BaháSplendor
10. HubbLove
11. BahhájDelightful
12. JavábAnswer
13. AhadSingle
14. VahhábBountiful
15. Vidád'Affection
16. Badí'Beginning
17. BahíLuminous
18. AbháMost Luminous
19. VáhidUnity


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Bahá'í Feasts, Anniversaries and Days of Fasting

1. Feast of Ridván (Declaration of Bahá'u'lláh)April 21-May 2, 1863
2. Declaration of the BábMay 23, 1844
3. Feast of Naw-Rúz (New Year)March 21
4. Birth of Bahá'u'lláhNovember 12, 1817
5. Birth of the BábOctober 20, 1819
6. Birth of 'Abdu'l-BaháMay 23, 1844
7. The Day of the CovenantNovember 26
8. Ascension of Bahá'u'lláhMay 29, 1892
9. Martyrdom of the BábJuly 9, 1850
10. Ascension of 'Abdu'l-BaháNovember 28, 1921

Fasting season lasts 19 days, beginning with the first of the month of 'Alá', March 2. The Feast of Naw-Rúz follows immediately after.

Bahá'í Holy Days on which Work Should be Suspended

1. The first day of Ridván.
2. The ninth day of Ridván.
3. The twelfth day of Ridván.
4. The anniversary of the Declaration of the Báb.
5. The anniversary of the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh.
6. The anniversary of the birth of the Báb.
7. The anniversary of the Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh.
8. The anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Báb.
9. The Feast of Naw-Rúz.

Chronological List of Significant Events Related to
Bahá'u'lláh's Historic Pronouncement in
His Súriy-i-Múlúk in 1863

Fall of the French Monarchy (1870)
Virtual Extinction of the Pope's Temporal Sovereignty (1870)
Assassination of Sultán 'Abdu'l-'Azíz (1876)
Assassination of Násiri'd-Dín Sháh (1896)
Fall of the Portuguese Monarchy (1910)
Fall of the Chinese Monarchy (1916)
Fall of the Russian Monarchy (1917)
Fall of the German Monarchy (1918)
Fall of the Austrian Monarchy (1918)
Overthrow of Sultán 'Abdu'l-Hamíd II (1909)
Fall of the Qájár Dynasty (1925)
Fall of the Turkish Monarchy (1922)
Collapse of the Caliphate (1924)
Fall of the Spanish Monarchy (1931)
Fall of the Albanian Monarchy (1938)
Fall of the Serbian Monarchy (1941)
Fall of the Hungarian Monarchy (1918)
Fall of the Italian Monarchy (1946)
Fall of the Bulgarian Monarchy (1946)
Fall of the Rumanian Monarchy (1947)



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Stages in Baha'ullah's Successive Exiles from Tihrán to 'Akká


DEPARTURE FROM TIHRÁN VIA KARAND TO BAGHDÁD—

Jan. 12, 1853. (Rabí'u'th-Thání 1, 1269, A.H.)


BAGHDÁD PERIOD—

Arrival in Baghdád April 8, 1853. (Jamádiyu'th-Thání 28, 1269, A.H.)

Residence for over a month in Kázimayn.

Return to Baghdád.

Departure for Kurdistán April 10, 1854. (Rajab 12, 1270 A.H,)

Sojourn on Sar-Galú mountain and in a cave.

Residence in Sulaymáníyyih in the Takyiy-i-Mawláná Khálid.

Return to Baghdád March 19, 1856. (Rajab 12, 1272, A.H.)

Return, from celebrating Naw-Rúz in Mazra'iy-i-Vashshásh, to Baghdád March 26, 1863. (Shavval 5, 1279, A.H.)

Sojourn in the Najíbíyyih Garden, Baghdád: Bahá'u'lláh spent twelve days in this garden on the shores of the river Tigris, commencing with His departure from His home on April 22, 1863. (Dhil-Qa'dih 3, 1279 A.H.). This period is known as the Ridván Festival, the Greatest of all Bahá'í celebrations, and that garden has been called by Him, in commemoration of His Declaration there, the "Garden of Ridván."

Departure from the Garden of Ridván May 3, 1863. (Dhi'l-Qa'dih 14, 1279 A.H.)


JOURNEY FROM BAGHDAD TO CONSTANTINOPLE——

Arrival in Firayját (about three miles from Baghdád), May 3, 1863. (Dhi'l-Qa'dih 14, 1279 A.H.)

Departure from Firayját May 9, 1863. (Dhi'l-Qa'dih 20, 1279 A.H.)

Villages, Towns and Ports visited en route:
Judaydih
Dilí-'Abbás
Qarih-Tapih
Saláhíyyih (stayed two nights)
Dúst-Khurmátú
Táwuq
Karkúk (stayed two days)
Irbíl
By the river Záb
Bartallih
Mosul (stayed three days)
Zákhú
Jazírih
Nisíbín
Hasan-Áqá
Márdín
Díyár-Bakr (stayed two days)


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Ma'dan-Mis
Khárpút (stayed two or three days)
Ma'dan-Nuqrih
Dilik-Tásh
Sívás
Túqát
Amasia (stayed two days)
Iláhíyyih (reached on last day of overland journey)
Sámsún on the Black Sea: Bahá'u'lláh stayed there seven days before departing by steamer for Constantinople on Aug. 13, 1863. (Safar 27, 1280 A.H.)

Sinope (Port of call touched on Aug. 14.)

Anyábulí (Port of call touched on Aug. 15.)

Constantinople (arrival Aug. 16, 1863. Rabí'u'l-Avval 1, 1280 A.H.)

Journey from Baghdád to Sámsún lasted 110 days.


JOURNEY FROM CONSTANTINOPLE TO ADRIANOPLE, 12 DAYS LONG—

The following villages were passed through en route:
Kúchik-Chakmachih
Buyúk-Chakmachih
Salvarí
Birkás
Bábá-Iskí

ADRIANOPLE SOJOURN AND DEPARTURE FOR THE HOLY LAND—

Arrival Dec. 12, 1863. (Rajab 1, 1280 A.H.)

Departure Aug. 12, 1868. (Rabí'u'th-Thání 22, 1285 A.H.)

The following villages were passed through en route:
Uzún-Kupri
Káshánih
Gallipoli (reached about four days after leaving Adrianople). Three nights were spent there before leaving.

Departure from Gallipoli, Aug. 21, 1868 (Jamádíyu'l-Avval 2, 1285 A.H.), by steamer for 'Akká.

The boat touched at the following ports en route:
Madellí
Smyrna (stayed two days)
Alexandria (transshipped the same day for Haifa)
Port-Said
Jaffa
Haifa. Bahá'u'lláh was landed in the morning and a few hours later left by sailing vessel for 'Akká.


'AKKÁ PERIOD—

Arrival in 'Akká Aug. 31, 1868. (Jamádíyu'l-Avval 12, 1285 A.H.)

Imprisonment in the Barracks of 'Akká lasted two years, two months and five days.


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Confinement in the prison city of 'Akká, from the time of His arrival, was nine years.

Bahá'u'lláh spent, in 'Akká and its vicinity, twenty-four years as a prisoner and exile.

Ascension, May 29, 1892. (Dhi'l-Qa'dih 2, 1309 A.H.)


Cities Visited by 'Abdu'l-Bahá in the Course of
His Three-Year Travels
1911-1913

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CANADA

1. Baltimore, Md.
2. Berkeley, Calif.
3. Boston, Mass.
4. Brooklyn, N.Y.
5. Buffalo, N.Y.
6. Cambridge, Mass.
7. Chicago, Ill.
8. Cincinnati, O.
9. Cleveland, O.
10. Denver, Colo.
11. Dublin, N.H.
12. Fanwood
13. Glenwood Springs, Colo.
14. Green Acre, Eliot, Me.
15. Jersey City, N.J.
16. Kenosha, Wis.
17. Lincoln, Neb.
18. Los Angeles, Calif.
19. Malden, Mass.
20. Medford, Mass.
21. Milford.N.H.
22. Minneapolis, Minn.
23. Montclair, N.J.
24. Montreal, P.Q.
25. Morristown, N.J.
26. New York, N.Y.
27. Oakland, Calif.
28. Omaha, Neb.
29. Palo Alto, Calif.
30. Pasadena, Calif.
31. Philadelphia, Penn.
32. Pittsburgh, Penn.
33. Sacramento, Calif.
34. Salt Lake City, Utah
35. San Francisco, Calif.
36. St. Paul, Minn.
37. Washington, D. C.
38. West Englewood, N.J.
39. Worcester, Mass.

EUROPE

1. Bad Mergentheim
2. Bristol
3. Budapest
4. Edinburgh
5. Geneva
6. Liverpool
7. London
8. Marseilles
9. Oxford
10. Paris
11. Stuttgart
12. Thonon-les-Bains
13. Vienna

EGYPT

1. Abuqír
2. Alexandria
3. Cairo
4. Isma'ílíyyih
5. Mansúrih
6. Port Said
7. Zaytún



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Prominent Personages Who Have Paid Tribute to the Bahá'í Faith

Dowager Queen Marie of Rumania
Prof. E. G. Browne, M.A., M.B., Cambridge University
Dr. J. Estlin Carpenter, D.Litt., Manchester College, Oxford
Rev. T. K. Cheyne, D.Litt., D.D., Oxford University, Fellow of British Academy
Prof. Arminius Vambéry, Hungarian Academy of Pesth
Sir Valentine Chirol
Harry Charles Lukach
Prof. Jowett, Oxford University
Alfred W. Martin, Society for Ethical Culture, New York
Prof. James Darmesteter, École des Hautes Études, Paris
Charles Baudouin
Dr. Henry H. Jessup, D.D.
Right Hon. The Earl Curzon of Kedleston
Sir Francis Younghusband, K.C.S.I, K.C.I.E.
Rev. J. Tyssul Davis, B.A.
Herbert Putnam, Congressional Library, Washington, D.C.
Leo Tolstoy
Dr. Edmund Privat, University of Geneva
Dr. Auguste Forel, University of Zurich
General Renato Piola Caselli
Rev. Frederick W. Oakes
Renwick J. G. Millar
Charles H. Prisk
Prof. Hari Prasad Shastri, D.Litt.
Shri Purohit Swami
Prof. Herbert A. Miller, Bryn Mawr College
Lord Samuel of Carmel, G.C.B., C.B.E.
Rev. K. T. Chung
Prof. Dimitry Kazarov, University of Sofia
Rev. Griffith J. Sparham
Ernest Renan
The Hon. Lilian Helen Montague, J.P., D.H.L.
Prof. Norman Bentwich, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Émile Schreiber, Publicist
Miss Helen Keller
Dr. Rokuichiro Masujima, Doyen of Jurisprudence Japan
Sir Flinders Petrie, Archaeologist
Former President Masaryk of Czechoslovakia
Archduchess Anton of Austria
Dr. Herbert Adams Gibbons
H.R.H. Princess Olga of Yugoslavia
Eugen Relgis
Arthur Henderson



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Prof. Dr. V. Lesny
Princess Marie Antoinette de Broglie Aussenac
President David Starr Jordan, Leland Stanford University
Prof. Bogdan Popovitch, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Ex-Governor William Sulzer
Luther Burbank
Prof. Yone Noguchi
Prof. Raymond Frank Piper
Angela Morgan
Arthur Moore
Prof. Dr. Jan Rypka, Charles University, Praha, Czechoslovakia
A. L. M. Nicolas
President Eduard Beneš of Czechoslovakia
Sir Ronald Storrs, N.V.C., M.G., C.B.E.
Col. Raja Jai Prithvi Bahadur Singh, Raja of Bajang (Nepal)
Rt. Hon. M. R. Jayakar
Prof. Benoy Kumar Sarkar, M.A., Ph,D.
Mrs. Sarojinu Naidu
Jules Bois
Sir A. Ramaswami Mudaliar, K.C.S.I.
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