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1817. c. 1817 Birth of Hand of the Cause Mullá Abu'l-Hasan-i-Ardikání (Hájí Amín), in Ardikán, near Yazd. Ardikán, Yazd, Iran, Persia Mulla Abu'l-Hasan-i-Ardikani, Haji Amin, Hands
1899 Miss Olive Jackson of Manhattan becomes the first black American woman Bahá'í. [BFA1:126–7

The Consulting Assembly of Tihrán, a forerunner of the National Spiritual Assembly, is established. [EB175–6]

  • Four Hands of the Cause are permanent members; nine others are elected by special electors appointed by the Hands. [EB175–6]
Siyyid Mustafá Rúmí and others carry to the Holy Land the marble casket made by the Bahá'ís of Mandalay to hold the remains of the Báb. [BW10:517]
Manhattan, New New York City, Tihrán, Mandalay Miss Olive Jackson, Thornton Chase, The Serpent, Consulting Assembly of Tihrán, National Spiritual Assembly, Hands of the Cause of God, Siyyid Mustafá Rúmí, remains of the Báb
1952 29 Feb Shoghi Effendi appoints the second contingent of Hands of the Cause of God. [BW12:375–6; CT202–3 MBW20–1; PP254; ZK47]
  • They are Fred Schopflocher, Corinne True, Dhikru’lláh Khádem, Shu’á’u’lláh ‘Alá’í, Adelbert Mühlschlegel, Músá Banání and Clara Dunn. [BW12:375–6; MWB19–20]
  • Shoghi Effendi describes their two-fold function: propagation of the Faith and preservation of its unity. [BW12:376; MBW21]
Haifa Hands of the Cause, Fred Schopflocher, Corinne True, Dhikru’lláh Khádem, Shu’á’u’lláh ‘Alá’í, Adelbert Mühlschlegel, Músá Banání, Clara Dunn
1957 10 Nov The Hands of the Cause meet in London. [TG157] London Hands of the Cause
1968 21 Jun The Universal House of Justice establishes the Continental Boards of Counsellors to continue into the future the functions of the Hands of the Cause in the protection and propagation of the Faith. [BBD58–9, 97; BW15:611–13; BW17:319; MUHJ4–5; WG141]
  • For details of the eleven Boards and their membership see BW15:612 and WG140–4.
  • For pictures of the Counsellors see BW15:614, 615, 618, 619, 622, 623, 625, 627.
UHJ, CBC, Hands of the Cause

from the main catalogue

  1. Members of the Universal House of Justice 1963-2014 and Hands of the Cause: Timeline (2003). List of names and dates of all who served on the House of Justice or as Hands. [about]
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