Index of Names



Abbásí, Muhammad, 331.1
Abbásíyan, Yúsif, 307.3
'Abdu'l-Bahá.
      See entry in General Index.
'Abdu'lláh Páshá, 154
Afáqí, Sábir, 315.1, 439.2c
Afnán, Bahrám, 363.1
Afshín, Burháni'd-Dín, 169.1, 267.3c, 439.2c
Ahdieh, Hushang, 132.8-9, 267.3a, 439.2a
Ahmadíyyih, Hidáyatu'lláh, 180.1, 267.3b, 439.2b
Ahrárí, Díyá'u'lláh, 345.1
Akhtar-Khávarí. Núru'lláh, 261.2
Alá'í, Shu'á'u'lláh, (Hand of the Cause of God) 104.1, 414.1
Alá'í, Suhayl, 60.1, 130.3, 132.25, 267.3d. 439.2d
Alavíyán, Buzurg, 286.1
Alexander, Agnes, (Hand of the Cause of God) 90.1, 96.7, 98.3, 403.2
'Alízádih, Maqsúd, 396.14
Amánat, Husayn, 136.1, 140.1, 210.1
Amín, Mihdí Amín, 307.1
Amíní, Nasru'lláh, 328.1
Anello, Eloy, 439.2b
Anvarí, Midhí, 277.1
Appa, Seewoosumbur-Jeehoba, 60.1, 132.25, 267.4a
Áqá, Ismá'il, 157.5b
Arbáb, Farzam, 267.3b, 439.2b
Ardebili, Ayatolláh Musavi, 309.1, 310.1
Ardikání, Husáyn, 60.1, 132.25, 153.3, 267.3a, 439.25
Armstrong, Alfred, 132.25
Armstrong, Leonora Holsapple, 132.8, 132.25, 185.3
Armstrong, Leonora Stirling, 265.1
Árnadóttir, Hólmfríður, 101.1, 171.2
Asadu'lláhzádih, Husayn, 292.1
Asadu'lláhzádih, Shívá Mahmúdí, 311.1
Asadyárí, 'Abdul-'Alí, 292.1
Asare, Beatrice O., 439.2a
Asdaqí, Farhád, 417.1
Ashjárí, Azízu'lláh, 441.1
Ashraf, Jadídu'lláh, 331.1
Ashraf, Ridvánu'lláh, 198.1
Astání, Yadu'lláh, 254.1
Atharí, Fírúz, 416.1
'Atifí, Bahman, 296.1
'Atifí, 'Izzat, 296.1
Awjí, Habíbu'lláh, 344.2, 345.1
Ayadi, Dr., 239.2-3
Ayala, Ben, 267.3d, 439.2d
Aydilkhání, 'Abbás, 437.1
Ayman, Iraj, 81.1, 132.25, 267.4a, 439.2c
Ázadí, 'Abdu'l-Husayn, 363.1
A'zámí, Ghulám-Husayn, 254.1
Azharra, General Gholam Reza, 215.1
'Azízí, Habíbu'lláh, 296.1
'Azízí, Iskandar, 311.1
'Azízí, Jalál, 307.1
Báb, the.
      See entry in General Index.
Bábázádih, Sa'du'lláh, 328.1
Bahá'í, Husníyyih, 440.5
Bahá'u'lláh.
      See entry in General Index.
Báhirí, Mihdí, 292.1
Bahíyyih Khánum.
      See entry in General Index.
Bahrámsháhí, Rúhu'lláh, 424.1
Bahta, Gila Michael, 366.1, 439.2a
Baker, Dorothy, (Hand of the Cause of God) 63.7
Bakhtávar, Kamáli'd-Dín, 290
Ballerio, Giovanni, 283.1
Balyuzi, Hasan M., (Hand of the Cause of God) 247.1, 251.3
Banání, Músá, (Hand of the Cause of God) 88.2, 102.1
Bani-Sadr, Abol Hasan (pres., Iran)) 262.5

Baqá, Shídrukh Amír-Kíyá, 311.1
Barney, Laura.
      See Dreyfus-Barney, Laura.
Bashírí, Ahmad, 368.2, 413.1-2
Battrick, A. Owen, 169.1, 267.3d, 439.2d
Benson, Richard, 132.8, 132.25, 267.3d, 439.2d
Blumenthal, Erik, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3e, 439.4
Boman, Shirin, 70.2, 132.25, 267.3c, 439.4
Bopp, Anneliese, 81.1, 132.25, 230.1, 361.3
Brady, Wilma, 439.2b
Carney, Magdalene, 361.3
Chance, Hugh, p. v, 56.1, 129.1, 209.1, 359.1
Chase, Thomton, 157.10
Chinniah, Inparaju, 200.1, 245.1
Collins, Amelia, (Hand of the Cause of God) 101.1
Costas, Athos, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3b, 439.4
Cowan, Angus, 180.1, 267.3b, 439.4, 454.1
Dávudí, 'Alímurád, 307.3
Dakhílí, Masrúr, 292.1
Dálvand, Shahín (Shírín), 364.1
De Burafato, Carmen, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3b, 439.4
De Calderón, Isabel P., 382.1, 439.2b
Dhabíhí'yán, 'Azízulláh, 261.2
Dihqání, Bahman, 387.1
Dihqání, Hidáyam'lláh, 277.1
Díyá'í, Nusratu'lláh, 392.1
Díyá'u'lláh, Mírzá, 26.1
Dreyfus-Barney, Laura, 150.1, 174.1
Dunbar, Hooper, 60.1, 131.1, 132.5, 361.3
Dunn, Clara, (Hand of the Cause of God) 98.3, 184.2
Dunn, Hyde, (Hand of the Cause of God) 98.3, 184.2
Ekpe, Friday, 132.8, 132.25, 153.3, 267.3a, 439.2a
Elder, Earl E., 251.3
Epyeru, Oloro, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3a, 439.2a
Eshraghian, Kamran, 439.2d
Esslemont, John E., (Hand of the Cause of God) 64.1
Estall, Rowland, 132.8, 132.25, 267.4a
Faizi, Abu'l-Qasim, (Hand of the Cause of God) 24.17, 42.17, 163.1, 269.1
Fareed, Bijan, 439.2c
Farhand, Ghulám Husayn, 416.1
Farhangí, Masíh, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3c, 287.1, 325.1
Faríd, Badí'ulláh, 287.1
Farídání, Firaydún, 261.2
Farnúsh, Háshim, 286.1
Farúhar, Mahmúd, 323.3
Farúhar, Ishráqíyyih, 323.3
Farzánih-Mu'ayyad, Manúchihr, 331.1
Fat'he-Aazam, Shidan, 60.1, 267.3a, 439.2a
Fatheazam, Hushmand, p. v, 56.1, 129.1, 209.1, 359.1
Featherstone, Collis, (Hand of the Cause of God) 91.1, 104.1, 163.1, 288.1, 361.1, 447.2
Ferraby, John, (Hand of the Cause of God) 135.1
Ferraby, Dorothy, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3e, 439.4
Ficicchia, Francesco, 251.1-2
Firdawsí, Fathu'lláh, 311.1
Fírúzí, Parvíz, 292.1
Fírúzí, Ridá, 268.1
Fofana, Kassimi, 366.1, 439.2a
Ford, Bahíyyih, 60.1.
      See also Winckler, Bahíyyih.
Ford, Mary Hanford, 157.11
Fozdar, John, 267.3c, 439.2c
Furúghí, Parvíz, 121.2
Furúhí, 'Izzatu'lláh, 307.1
Furútan, 'Alí-Akbar, (Hand of the Cause of God) 24.17, 42.17, 104.1, 163.1, 354.2, 361.3, 440.5, 447.2
Gardner, Lloyd, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3b, 423.1
Ghaznaví, Agnes, 267.3e, 439.2.e
Ghodoussi, Ayatollah, 262.5
Giachery, Ugo, (Hand of the Cause of God) 24.17, 42.17, 104.1, 110.2, 130.2, 163.1, 177.1, 288.1, 319-1, 447.2

Gibson, Amoz, p. v, 56.1, 129.1, 209.1, 326.1
Greatest Holy Leaf.
      See entry in General Index.
Grossmann, Hartmut, 267.3e, 439.2e
Grossmann, Hermann, (Hand of the Cause of God) 62.1
Gulmuhammadí, Zabíhu'lláh, 267.3c, 439.2c
Gulshaní, 'Azízu'lláh, 322.1, 323.3
Güney, Aydin, 267.3c, 439.4
Habíbí, Muhammad (Suhráb), 285.2
Habíbí, Muhammad-Baqir (Suhayl), 285.2
Hakím, Lutfu'lláh, p. v, 48;
      passing of, 64
Hakím, Manúchihr, 273-274
Hakímán, Jalál, 360.1
Hakímán, Rahmatu'lláh, 387.1
Hancock, Tinai, 267.3d, 439.2d
Haney, Paul, (Hand of the Cause of God) 24.17, 42.17, 163.1, 288.1, 346, 361.2
Haqíqí, Akbar, 381.2
Haqíqí, 'Ináyatu'lláh, 416.1
Haqq-Paykar, Badí'u'lláh, 323.3
Harris, Robert, 439.2b
Harwood, Howard, 60.1, 132.25, 267.4a
Hasanzádih, Mahmúd, 261.2, 262.1
Hasanzádih-Shákirí, Ghulám-Husayn, 392.1, 393.6
Hassan II (King, Morocco), 12.4
Hasúrí, Rúhu'lláh, 421.1
Hénuzet, Louis, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3e, 439.2e
Heohnke, Violet, 132.8, 132.25, 267.4a
Hidáyatí, Jahángír, 368.2, 396.14
Hofman, David H., p. v, 56.1, 129.1, 209.1, 359.1
Hoqbín, Kúrush, 363.1
Hoveida, Abbas Amir, 220.8, 239.2
Húshmand, Suhayl, 367-367.1
Ioas, Leroy, (Hand of the Cause of God) 24.17, 25.1
Ioas, Sylvia, 374
Ishráq-Khávarí, 119.1
Ishráqí, 'Ináyatu'lláh, 363.1, 364.1
Ishráqí, Ru'yá, 364.1
Ishráqí, 'Izzat Jánamí, 364.1
Ishráqí, Muhammad, 381.3
Kámil-Muqaddam, Asadu'lláh, 396.16
Kásháni, Husayn Báqir, 264.2
Káshánf, Jamál, 416.1
Kathírí, Ihsánu'lláh, 400.1
Kátibpúr-Shahídí, Ni'matu'lláh, 290.1
Kavelin, H. Borrah, 56.1, 129.1, 209.1, 223.1, 236.1, 359.1
Kazemi, Zekrullah, 132.8, 132.25, 153.3, 267.3a, 439.2a
Kázimí-Manshádí, 'Abdul-Vahháb, 261.2, 262.1
Kebdaní, Muhammad, 60.1, 132.25, 153.3, 267.3a, 439.2a
Kermani, Salisa, 267.4a
Khádí'í, Manúchihr, 292.1
Khadem, Zikrulláh, (Hand of the Cause of God) 91.1, 110.2, 177.1, 404.1
Khamsí, Mas'úd, 60.1, 70.1, 132.9, 132.25, 267.3b, 361.3
Khan, Peter, 180.1, 267.3d, 361.3
Khándil, Husayn, 285.2
Khayrkháh, Ibráhím, 317.2
Khayyámí, Ihsánu'lláh, 322.1, 323.3
Kházeh, Jalál, (Hand of the Cause of God) 104.1
Khelghati, Thelma, 169.1, 267.3a, 439.2a
Khianra, Dipchand, 132.8, 132.25, 267.3c, 439.4
Khomeini, Ayatollah Ruhollah Musavi, 310.1, 378.8n
Khushkhú, Sattár, 281.1
Khuzayn, Tarázu'lláh, 285.2
King, Coretta Scott, 434.3
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 434.2-434.4
King, Lauretta, 267.3b, 439.2b
Koirala, Bharat, 439.2c
Kruka, Josephine, 171.3
Lamb, Artemus, 60.1, 132.25. 267.3b, 439.4
Leong, Yan Kee, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3c, 439.4
Lucas, Paul, 132.8, 132.25, 267.4a
Lutchmaya, Roddy Dharma, 439.2a
Lutfí, Kámrán, 393.2

McHenry, John III, 70.1, 132.25
McLaren, Peter, 132.8, 132.25, 267.3b, 439.2b
McLaughlin, Robert, 115.1
Mahmúdí, Húshang, 307.3
Mahmúdí, Zhínús, 307.1
Mahmúdnizhád, Muná, 364.1
Mahmúdnizhád, Yadu'lláh, 355.1
Majdhúb, Mahmúd, 307.1
Maka, Lisiate, 267.3d, 439.2d
Manaan, Mohammad, 7.1
Maní'i-Uskú'í, Dí'yá'u'lláh, 417.1
Mansúrí, Muhammad, 331.1
Maqámí, Manúchihr Qa'im, 307.3
Markazí, Shápúr, 411.1, 413.2
Marsella, Elena, 132.8, 132.25, 267.4a
Masehla, William, 169.1, 267.3a
Ma'súmí, Muhammad-Husayn, 270.1
Mavaddat, Farhang, 286.1
Maxwell, William Sutherland, (Hand of the Cause of God) 60.1, 132.8
Maxwell, May, 82.2, 150.1, 174.1, 185.3
Mayberry, Florence, 60.1, 131.1, 132.5, 361.3
Mihdí, Mírzá (The Purest Branch).
      See entry in General Index.
Mihdízádih, Ihsánu'lláh, 281.1
Miller, William McE., 251.3
Mitchell, Glenford, 332.1, 359.1
Mítháqí, Alláh-Virdí, 292.1
Mítháqíyán, Firaydún, 132.8, 132.25, 200.1
Moffett, Ruth, 214.5
Monadjem, Shapoor, 366.1, 439.2b
Morrison, Gayle, 439.2d
Muhájir, Rahmátu'lláh, (Hand of the Cause of God) 104.1, 243.1, 337.2
Muhammad (the Prophet), 220.13, 262.10
Muhammad-'Alí, Mírzá, 26.1, 157.7
Muhammadí, 'Askar, 323.3
Muhammad-Qulí, Mírzá.
      See entry in General Index.
Muhammad-Taqí, Hájí Mírzá, 4.4
Muhandisí, Khusraw, 311.1
Mühlschlegel, Adelbert, (Hand of the Cause of God) 91.1, 104.1, 256.1
Mühlschlegel, Ursula, 267.3e, 439.2e
Mukhtárí, Mír-Asadú'lláh, 254.1
Mumtází, Rúhu'lláh, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3c, 439.2c
Muqarrabí, 'Atá'u'lláh, 307.3
Muqímí-Abyánih, Zarrín, 364.1
Musavi, Mir Husayn (prime minister, Iran), 310.1
Mushtá'il-Uskú'í, Jalálíyyih, 324.1
Mustafá, Muhammad, 153.3, 267.3a
Mustaqím, Jalál, 261.2, 262.1
Mutahhar, 'Abdu'l-Majíd, 387.1
Mutahharí, 'Alí, 261.2, 262.1
Mutlaq, Husayn, 285.2
Muvahhid, Muhammad, 307.3
Nádirí, Bahíyyih, 307.3
Nagaratnam, S., 267.3c, 439.2c
Na'ímí, Fírúz, 285.2
Na'ímíyán, 'Alí, 339.1
Nají, Husayn, 307.3
Nakhjavání, 'Alí, 56.1, 129.1, 209.1, 359.1
Nakhjavání, Bahíyyih, 272.1, 272.4
Naráqí, Sírús, 439.2d
Navváb (Most Exalted Leaf).
      See entry in General Index.
Nawrúzí-Íránzád, Yúnis, 413.1-2
Nayyirí-Isfahání, Husayn, 381.3
Niederreiter, Leo, 267.3e, 439.2e
Nírúmand, Mahshíd, 364.1
Níyákán, 'Alí-Ridá, 417.1
Olinga, Enoch, (Hand of the Cause of God) 91.1, 104.1, 163.1;
      assassination of, 237.1, 276.1
Olyai, Perin, 439.2c
Ong, Rose, 439.2c
Osborne, Alfred, 60.1, 132.25, 267.4a
Oule, Kolonario, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3a, 439.4
Pavón, Raúl, 132.8, 132.25, 267.3b, 380.1
Paymán, Khudárahm, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3c, 439.2c
Payraví, Jalál, 396.14
Pereira, Sarah, 132.8, 132.25, 267.3b, 439.4
Perks, Thelma, 60.1, 132.25, 267.4a
Pringle, Ruth, 267.3b, 439.2b
Purdil, Fírúz, 413.2
Púr-Ustádkár, Jamshíd, 416.1

Pústchí, Yadu'lláh, 287.1
Qadímí, Yúsif, 307.3
Quddús, 176.2
Qurbánpúr, Amínu'lláh, 411.1
Rabbani, Shoghi.
      See Shoghi Effendi.
Radaví, Muhsin, 392.1
Rafat, Polin, 439.2e
Rahímíyán, Rahím, 393.3
Rahímpúr (Khurmá'í), Írán, 381.4
Rahmání, Hádí, 60.1, 104.1, 132.25, 267.4a
Rahmání, Ibráhím, 307.3
Ramoroesi, Daniel, 439.2a
Rawhání, 'Atá'u'lláh, 296.1
Rawhání, Hishmatu'lláh, 307.3
Rawhání, Masíh, 439.2c
Rawhání, Qudratu'lláh, 307.1
Rawshaní, Rúhí, 307.3
Rawshaní, Sírús, 307.1
Reagan, Ronald W. (pres., U.S.), 362.1, 443.1
Reed, Betty R., 81.1, 132.25, 267.3e, 439.4
Remey, Charles Mason, 23.7, 144.1
Revell, Ethel, 388
Revell, Jessie, 33.1
Ridvání, Ahmad, 296.1
Rissanen, Väinö, 171.3
Robarts, John, (Hand of the Cause of God) 320
Rogers, Donald O., 439.2b
Root, Martha, (Hand of the Cause of God) 98.3, 185.3
Rouhani, Mansour, 220.9, 239.2
Rouleau, Eric, 262.13
Ruhe, David, 56.1, 129.1, 209.1, 359.1
Rúhí, Manúchihr, 406
Rúhíyyih Khánum, Amatu'l-Bahá, (Hand of the Cause of God).
      See entry in General Index.
Sabeti, Parviz, 239.2
Sábirán, 'Imád, 153.3, 267.4a
Sábirí, Símín, 364.1
Sábiríyán, Yadu'lláh, 393.4
Sábri, Isobel, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3a, 361.3
Sádiqí, Parvíz, 121.2
Sádiqípúr, 'Abbás-'Alí, 335.1
Sádiqzádih, Kámbíz, 307.3
Safá'í, Suhayl, 360.1
Sahbá, Faríbúrz, 198.1
Salmánpúr, Manúchihr, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3c, 439.4
Samandarí, Mihdí, 60.1, 132.25, 153.3, 267.3a, 439.2a
Samandarí, Farámarz, 254.1
Samandarí, Tarázu'lláh, (Hand of the Cause of God) 42.17, 65.1
Samaniego, Vicente, 60.1, 121.3, 132.25, 267.3c, 439.2c
Samímí, Kámrán, 307.1
Schechter, Fred, 267.3b, 439.2b
Sears, William, (Hand of the Cause of God) 85.1, 104.1, 163.1, 178.1, 179.1, 276.1, 288.1;
      A Cry from the Heart, 312.1
Semple, Ian, p. v, 56.1, 129.1, 209.1, 359.1
Senoga, Edith, 439.2a
Serrano, Arturo, 439.2b
Sezgin, Ilhan, 439.2c
Sherrill, Velma, 132.8, 132.25, 267.3b, 439.4
Shoghi Effendi.
      See entry in General Index.
Sipihr-Arfa', Yadu'lláh, 344.2
Síyávushí, Hidáyat, 351
Síyávushí, Jamshíd, 363.1
Síyávushí, Táhirih, 364.1
Smith, Alan, 439.2b
Smith, David R., 439.2b
Sohrab, Ahmad, 402.8a
Sorabjee, Zena, 132.8-9, 132.25, 267.3c, 439.2c
Stevenson, Joy, 366.1, 439.2d
Stokes, Michael, 304.1
Subhání, Nusratu'lláh, 424.1
Sundram, Chellie J., 60.1, 132.25, 267.3c, 439.2c
Suzuki, Hideya, 169.1, 267.3c, 439.4
Ta'lím, Rúhú'lláh, 416.1
Taherzadeh, Adib, 169.1, 267.3e, 439.2e
Tahqíqí, Habíbulláh, 292.1
Talá'í, Kúrush, 311.1
Tanumafili II, Susuga Malietoa, 130, 177, 184.3, 242.1, 341.4, 403.2a
Taslímí, 'Abdu'l-Husayn, 307.3
Taymúrí, Parvín, 193.2
Taymúrí, Rúhu'lláh, 193

Thábit, Akhtar, 364.1
Thábit-Rásikh, Gushtásb, 296.1
Thábit-Sarvistání, Ahmad-'Alí, 381.3
Thorne, Adam, 439.2e
Tibyáníyán, Varqá, 287.1
Tillotson, Peter, 110.2
Tin, U Soe, 439.2c
Tízfahm, Ágáhu'lláh, 324.1
Tomás, Rodrigo, 439.2b
True, Edna, 60.1, 132.25, 267.4a
Tumansky, A.G., 251.2
Vafá'í, Násir, 285.2
Vafá'í, Manúchihr, 344.2
Vafá'í, Rahmatu'lláh, 355.1
Vahdat-i-Haqq, Husayn, 317.2
Vahdat, Nusratu'lláh, 399.1
Vahdat, Yadu'lláh, 281.1
Varjávandí, Rustam, 421.1
Varqá, 'Alí-Muhammad, (Hand of the Cause of God) 91.1, 177.1, 361.2, 447.2
Vasudevan, Sankaran-Nair, 60.1
Victoria (Queen, England), 19.4
Von Czekus, Rolf, 439.2b
Yujdání, Bahár, 254.1
Vujdání, Farámarz, 121.2
Vujdání, Rahmatu'lláh, 437.1-.2
Vuyiya, Peter, 132.8, 132.25, 267.3a, 439.2a
Warren, Lucretia Mancho, 439.2a
Winckler, Bahíyyih, 132.25, 267.3a, 439.4.
      See also Ford, Bahíyyih.
Wingi, Mabuku, 382.1, 439.2a
Witzel, Donald, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3b, 439.4
Wolcott, Charles, p. v, 56.1, 129.1, 209.1, 359.1
Yaldá'í, Bahrám, 363.1
Yaldá'í, Nusrat, 364.1
Yavarf, 'Atá'u'lláh, 311.1
Yazdí, 'Azíz, 60.1, 131.1, 132.5, 361.3
Yazdí, Hájí 'Alí, 74.2a
Youssefian, Sohrab, 439.2e
Zá'írpúr, Túbá, 356
Zamání, 'Alí-Muhammad, 396.14
Zenimoto, Michitoshi, 439.2c
Zihtáb, Ismá'íl, 292.1
Zimmer, Hermann, 152.2







General Index



Ábádih (Iran), 227.12, 277.1, 293.3
'Abbásí, Muhammad, 331.1
Abbásíyán, Yúsif, 307.3
'Abdu'l-Bahá:
      admonition of, to lead one soul, 73.5;
      appointed Twin Institutions as Successors, 6.2;
      that which attracts the good pleasure of, 246.6a;
      authoritative interpretation by, 308.14; 308.17, 402.3, 438.48;
      Center of Covenant, 13.2, 95.5;
      Commander of hosts of the Lord, 34.17;
      comments on bigamy, 251.4b;
      comments on women, 162.32, 272.6a-6b, 402.9, 448.4;
      in the days of Shoghi Effendi's childhood, 157.8b;
      Defender of Spiritual Assemblies, 141.5;
      divine nature of, 157.5;
      in England, 48.3;
      equality of women and men explained by, 145.5, 166.2, 166.6a, 272.2;
      essence of Bahá'í spirit explained by, 173.9;
      Exemplar, 68.13;
      explained what to do in case of attack by robbers, 69.3;
      fiftieth anniversary of passing of, 95, 96, 99;
      indicated future importance of Panama Temple site, 42.11;
      initiated construction of Bahá'í center in 'Ishqábád, 4.3, 341.4;
      injunction to travel like, 34.12;
      passing of, 95;
      petitioned for permission to build first Mashriqu'l-Adhkár of West, 4.5;
      principle of noninterference in political affairs explained by, 77.4-4e;
      promotion of Cause by, 14.3;
      received, concealed, and reinterred remains of the Báb, 157.3;
      residences of, 157;
      reference to, by Bahá'u'lláh, 75.15;
      statements by, about law of inheritance, 166.3;
      statements by, linking unity of nations to twentieth century, 149.2;
      statements by, about membership of Universal House of Justice, 166.6-6b;
      statements by, about the Supreme Tribunal, 422;
      station of, 46.2, 330;
      Successor of Bahá'u'lláh and Interpreter of His teachings, 6.3, 251.5, 308.14-15, 308.17, 330.2, 438.48;
      summons of, to open Arctic and sub-Arctic, 172.1-5;
      surveillance of, by Governor of 'Akká, 157.2;
      Tablets of, at World Center, 128.4;
      use of recordings of voice of, 93;
      visits of, to France, 174;
      warning by, of widespread opposition to Faith, 248.6;
      Will and Testament of, 35.2, 59.1, 75.4, 75.6, 95.4, 95.6, 95.19, 157.12, 188.1, 251.5, 412.3-3a, 451.3.
      See also Divine Plan of 'Abdu'l-Bahá.
'Abdu'lláh Páshá, House of, 154, 157, 198, 358.3, 456.1
Abhá Kingdom, 2.3, 269.1, 287.1, 346.2, 388.1, 414.1
Ablutions, 147.3
Adamic cycle, 14.1
Adelaide (Australia), 449

Ádhirbáyján (Iran), 218.3, 300.1
Administrative Order, 9.4, 14.2, 128.14, 280.2, 397.4;
      North America as Cradle of, 101.2;
      unfoldment of, 447.7, 451.3-14.
      See also Auxiliary Boards; Continental Boards of Counselors; Hands of the Cause of God; Local Spiritual Assemblies; National Spiritual Assemblies; Universal House of Justice.
Adrianople, 14.5, 41.1, 46.1, 128.8;
      and revelation of Súriy-i-Mulúk, 41.1
Adultery, 147.23
Advent of Divine Justice, The (Shoghi Effendi). 224.2, 308.4, 383.3, 383.6
Áfáqí, Sábir, 325.1, 439.2c
Afghanistan, 221.5;
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 104.1
Afnán, Bahrám, 363.1
Africa, 1.2, 77, 88, 162.6, 176, 276, 338.2, 382.1;
      Continental Boards of Counselors of, 58.1, 60.1, 153.6, 170.3, 267.2-3, 366.1, 439.2a;
      fortunes of Seven Year Plan in, 338.5;
      National Spiritual Assemblies of, 71.1, 77, 190.1, 221.13b, 371.1, 394.8;
      Pioneer Committee for, 31.6;
      Southern, 169.1;
      translations of Bahá'í literature in languages of, 128.15;
      Western, 153.1, 169.1;
      zones of Continental Boards of Counselors in, 153.6, 267.2
African Campaign, Two Year, 176.3
African Teaching Plan, first, 338.2
Afro-Americans, 97.3
Afshín, Burháni'd-Dín, 169.1, 267.3c, 439.2c
Afús, Village of, 378.5
Age of maturity.
      See Maturity, age of.
Ages of Bahá'í Faith.
      See Formative Age; Heroic Age.
Aghsán, 75.13-14, 251.5
Ahdieh, Hushang, 132.8-9, 267.3a, 439.2a
Ahmadíyyih, Hidáyatu'lláh, 180.1, 267.3b, 439.2b
Ahrárí, Díyá'ulláh, 345.1
Akhtar-Khávarí, Núru'lláh, 261.2
'Akka, 80.2, 127.1, 128.18, 157.2, 190.4, 192.3, 221.11c;
      centenary of termination of Bahá'u'lláh's confinement in, 192;
      House of 'Abdu'lláh Páshá in, 154, 264.4, 456.2
'Alá'í, Shu'á'u'lláh, (Hand of the Cause of God) 104.1;
      passing of, 414
'Alá'í, Suhayl, 60.1, 130.3, 132.25, 267.3d, 439.2d
Alaska, 100.4, 172.2
'Alavíyan, Buzurg, 286.1
Aleutians, 100.4
Alexander, Agnes, (Hand of the Cause of God) 96.7, 98.3. 403.2;
      passing of, 90.1
Algeria, formation of National Spiritual Assembly including, 153.2
'Alízádih, Maqsúd, 396.14
Altiplano, 391.1
Amánat, Husayn, 136.1, 140.1, 210.1
Amazon Basin, 162.6
America, 1.2, 340.2, 346.2, 383
American Bahá'í community:
      comments and appeals of the Guardian to, 383.2-3;
      response of, to persecution of Iranian Bahá'ís, 383
Americas, 221.13b, 382.1;
      Continental Boards of Counselors for, 58.1, 60.1, 70.1, 267.3b, 366.1, 439.2b;
      National Spiritual Assemblies of, 371.1, 394.8;

      spiritual destiny of, 340.2, 340.4
Amerindians, 97.3
Amín, Mihdí Amín, 307.1
Amíní, Nasru'lláh, 328.1
'Ammán, 153.1
Anchorage (Alaska), 141.6, 172, 163.1
Andaman Islands, 371.1
Andes, 308.7
Anello, Eloy, 439.2b
Angola, 221.13b
Antigua, 248.14
Antipodes, 341.6
Anvarí, Mihdí, 277.1
Apia:
      dedication of Mother Temple of Pacific Islands in, 403;
      Mashriqu'l-Adhkár of, 341.4
Appa, Seewoosumbur-Jeehoba, 60.1, 132.25, 267.4a
Áqá, Ismá'il, 157.5b
Aqdas.
      See Kitáb-i-Aqdas, The.
Arbáb, Farzam, 267.3b, 439.2b
Arc, the.
      See Mt. Carmel.
Architects, 136, 143, 198, 210.1
Archives, 409.6;
      Archives Office of Bahá'í World Center, 409.3;
      International, 115.1, 164.3;
      National, 409.7
Arctic Conferences, 171.1
Ardebili, Ayatollah Musavi, 309.1, 310.1
Ardikání, Husáyn, 60.1, 132.25, 153.3, 267.3a, 439.25
Argentina, 185.3, 295.3
Armstrong, Alfred, 132.25
Armstrong, Leonora Holsapple, 132.8, 132.25, 185.3.
      See also Armstrong, Leonora Stirling.
Armstrong, Leonora Stirling,
      passing of, 265
Army of Light, 6.6, 141.3, 152.1, 338.2, 358.2
Árnadóttir, Hólmfríður, 101.1, 171.2
Arson, 147.23
Art, 252.2
Asadu'lláhzádih, Husayn, 292.1
Asadu'lláhzádih, Shívá Mahmúdí, 311.1
Asadyárí, 'Abdu'l-'Alí, 292.1
Asare, Beatrice O., 439.2a
Asdaqí, Farhád, 417.1
Ashjárí, 'Azízu'lláh, 441.1
Ashraf, Jadídu'lláh, 331.1
Ashraf, Ridvánu'lláh, 198.1
Asia, 169.1, 181.3, 287.1, 341.5, 425.9d;
      Continental Boards of Counselors for, 58.1, 60.1, 70.1-2, 170.3, 200.1, 267.3c, 325, 439.2c;
      Mashriqu'l-Adhkár of, 14.6;
      National Spiritual Assemblies of, 371.1, 394.8;
      Regional Teaching Conference in, 100.2;
      Southeast, 89.1-3, 200, 243.1, 245.1
Asian-Australasian Bahá'í Conference, 341
Asiatic U.S.S.R., 341.5
Assemblies.
      See Local Spiritual Assemblies; National Spiritual Assemblies; Spiritual Assemblies.
Ástání, Yadu'lláh, 254.1
Atharí, Fírúz, 416.1
Athens, 169.1
'Atifí, Bahman, 296.1
'Atifí, 'Izzat, 296.1
Auckland (New Zealand), 141.6, 163.1;
      International Teaching Conference in, 184
Audio-Visual Center, International.
      See International Bahá'í Audio-Visual Center.
Australasia, 92.2, 98.4, 169.1, 184.2, 248.14, 341.5, 394.8;
      Continental Board of Counselors for, 58.1, 60.1, 130.3, 170.3, 267.3d, 366.1, 439.2d
Australia, 146.1, 275.9d, 319
Auxiliary Boards, 2.4, 6.4, 13.6, 170.4;
      appointments to, 170;

      arrest of members of, in Iran, 259, 261;
      assistants to, 137.3;
      clarification of role of, 72.2-10;
      consultation with, 182.7;
      direction of, by Continental Boards of Counselors, 58.1, 59.5, 72;
      collaboration between National or Regional Teaching Committees and members of, 194;
      decisions of, 11.2a-2e;
      duties of, 137.4;
      expansion of, 137;
      members of, 137.6, 170.3;
      members of, serving on National Spiritual Assemblies, 11;
      role of, in relation to Local Spiritual Assemblies, 137.4, 189.2-3;
      terms of service of, 137.4, 394.3
Awjí, Habí'bu'lláh, 344.2, 345.1
Axis, spiritual, 341.6
Ayadi, Dr., 239.2
Ayala, Ben, 267.3d, 439.2d
Aydilkhání, 'Abbás, 437.1
Ayman, Iraj, 81.1, 132.25. 267.4a, 439.2c
Ázádí, 'Abdu'l-Husayn, 363.1
A'zámí, Ghulám-Husayn, 254.1
Azharra, General Gholam Reza, 215.1
'Azízí, Habíbu'lláh, 296.1
'Azízí, Iskandar, 311.1
'Azízí, Jalál, 307.1
Báb, the, 14.3, 82.3, 116.3, 262.10;
      anniversary of birth of, 176.1;
      Hájí Mírzá Muhammad-Taqí, cousin of, 4.4;
      Holy Shrine of, 1.4, 105.1;
      House of, 225, 235, 241, 282, 314.1, 358.2;
      martyrdom of, 157.3, 226.3, 365.1;
      pilgrimage to Mecca by, 176.2;
      publication of selection of writings of, 190.1;
      servant of, 176.2
Bábázádih, Sadu'lláh, 328.1
Bábulsar (Iran), 317.2
Báft (Iran), 392.1
Baghdad, release of Bahá'í prisoners in, 233
Bahá'í Administration, 27.3
Bahá'í Administration, 118.2a, 221.5, 378.17
      See also Administrative Order.
Bahá'í center, first on European continent, 174.1
Bahá'í children.
      See Children.
Bahá'í clubs, establishment of, 453.13
Bahá'í Community, The (1963), 273
Bahá'í community, 195;
      consolidation of, 2.7, 394.7;
      consultation in, 379.3;
      diverse representation in, 456.2;
      example of a unified community, 77.10-13, 383.4, 427.4, 445.2;
      efforts of, to enlist public support for Iranian Bahais, 358.5;
      offered as working model for reorganization of world, 445.2;
      registration of youth as members of, 426.4;
      self-sufficiency of, 13.5, 379.3;
      spiritual center of, 379.2
Bahá'í community life, 195.3a, 275.9k, 289;
      application of Bahá'í social teachings in, 308.6-10;
      tests of, 289
Bahá'í Dispensation, 338.3, 403.2
Bahá'í Educational Center(s), 280.30-32
Bahá'í elections.
      See Elections, Baha'L
Bahá'í Faith, 1.2, 117.4;
      Administrative Order of, 385.5;
      attacks on, 218, 227, 234, 251.2, 314;
      Central Figures of, 18.4, 46.2, 164.2b, 240.3, 240.5, 330;
      emergence of, from obscurity, 284.2, 341.2, 444, 456.3;
      epochs of Formative Age of, 451;
      expansion of, 13.2, 379.3;

      Founders of, 6.2;
      Heroic Age of, 4.2, 451.3-4a;
      language used by Central Figures of, 330;
      moral standards of, 224;
      opportunities for progress of, 383.6;
      oppression of, 314.5-6;
      teachings of, 378.12-17;
      worldwide publicity about, 314.7-8.
      See also Cause of God.
Bahá'í family life, 280.10, 402;
      compilation on, 316;
      relationships between family members in, 272, 402.3-9;
      roles of parents in, 407
Bahá'í festivals, 147.16
Bahá'í Funds.
      See Funds, Bahá'í.
Bahá'í Holy Days, 280.6, 280.11;
      children's behavior during observances of, 343
Bahá'í Holy Places at the World Center, 80.4
Bahá'í, Husníyyih, 440.5
Bahá'í institutes.
      See Institutes, Bahá'í.
Bahá'í International Community, 128.9, 321.2, 394.3;
      appeal to Iranian leaders by, 310;
      cooperation of, with UNICEF, 376.1;
      defense of Iranian Bahá'ís, 314.12;
      European Branch Office of, 283, 321.2;
      preparations by, for International Youth Year (1985), 376.1-2;
      Public Information Office of, 432.1;
      and the United Nations, 49, 68.5, 128.9, 141.5, 284.5, 308.8, 309.1, 376.1-2, 394.3
Bahá'í International Fund, 13.5, 284;
      demands on, 87.3-5;
      grave crisis in, 87;
      needs of, 40;
      recent victories and immediate challenges, 284;
      universal participation in, 87.6-8.
      See also Funds, Bahá'í.
Bahá'í life, 14.7; 117.1-3, 126, 195.3a, 214;
      characteristics of a, 141.12, 224.2;
      demonstrating concepts of peace through, 427.5;
      family relationships in, 272;
      living the, 195.3a;
      release of compilation on, 121;
      standards of behavior in, 133, 224
Bahá'í News, 47.1, 54.3, 123, 193, 313.8
Bahá'í Prayers, 402.7
Bahá'í Publishing.
      See Publishing.
Bahá'í Publishing Trust(s), 14.6, 146, 162.20, 275.9g, 295.3;
      capitalization of, 8, 146.8;
      establishing and operating, 146;
      establishment of new, 14.6;
      financial programs of, 146.12-16;
      management of, 146.17;
      name of, 146.3;
      proceeds of, 146.7;
      production in, 146.9;
      publishing program of, 146.10-11;
      in relation to other committees, 146.5-6
Bahá'í Radio-Television Conference.
      See Hemispheric Bahá'í Radio-Television Conference.
Bahá'í Revelation, 385.7
Bahá'í scholars, qualities of, 217.11-14
Bahá'í scholarship, 217;
      need for new methodology in, 217.4-14
Bahá'í schools.
      See Schools.
Bahá'í social teachings, 308.6-10
Bahá'ís of Iran.
      See Iranian Bahá'ís.
Bahá'í Studies Seminar (Cambridge, 1978), 217
Bahá'í Unity Conference (Ganado, Arizona, 1972), 112
Bahá'í Women's Conference(s):
      in New Delhi (1977), 197;
      first, in South America (1978), 203;
      first, in United Kingdom (1981), 291;
      first Danish (1982), 342;
      in Nairobi, Kenya (1984), 389;
      in Cotonou, Benin (1984), 398, 401

Bahá'í World, The, 94.3k;
      Greatest Holy Leaf mentioned in, 313.7
Bahá'í world.
      See Bahá'í world community.
Bahá'í World Center.
      See World Center.
Bahá'í world community, 195, 221.1, 244.1, 358.5, 358.8;
      conditions of, 24.5-6;
      diversity in, 383.4;
      mission of, 221.1;
      Qiblih of, 26;
      relationship of, with non-Bahá'í world, 394.8;
      social and economic development of, 358.6;
      and the United Nations, 2.10
Bahá'í World Congress,
      first (1963), 1, 2.4;
      second (1992), 447.5
Bahá'í Writings, 2.10, 14.5, 141.5, 221.11d, 330;
      interpretation of, 403.3.
      See also Compilations of Bahá'í Writings, releases of.
Bahá'í youth.
      See Youth, Bahá'í.
Bahá'í Youth Conferences.
      See Youth Conferences.
Bahamas, formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 141.7, 208.1
Bahau'lláh, 1.2, 2.3-4, 2.11, 6.1, 6.3, 13.2, 14.3;
      acquisition of first residence of, in 'Akká, 12;
      African peoples referred to by, 77.1;
      ancestral Houses of, 226.2, 305, 314.1, 358.2;
      appointment of Successor to, 75.15;
      arrival of, in Holy Land, 65.1, 67.2, 68.3;
      Ascension of, 26, 281.3;
      Bahá'ís should be touched by love of, 18.4;
      centenary of His summons to the kings, 42.14, 128.8;
      centenary of termination of confinement of, 192;
      centenary of voyage from Gallipolli to Most Great Prison, 63.1;
      central purpose of Dispensation of, 397.3;
      Dispensation of, 308.14, 451.3-15;
      exhortation of, to eliminate prejudice, 117.2;
      fix your love and prayers upon, 289.5d;
      gaps in legislative ordinances of, 145.4;
      Holy Tomb of, 26, 74.2a;
      law of, 77.9;
      laws not expressly revealed by, 35.3;
      love for God and, 211;
      Manifestation of God, 435.2;
      mankinds response to message of, 195.2;
      principle mission of, 422.2;
      Proclamation of, to kings and rulers, 6.8, 14.5, 24.14-16, 42.16, 46.1;
      purpose of Revelation of, 427.6;
      rank and station of, 206.3a-3b;
      references of, to pioneers, 86.2;
      reinterment of faithful half-brother of, 440;
      Revelation of, 217.7, 308.14;
      sacred obligation given by, 35.8;
      sesquicentennial of birth of, 44, 53;
      Shoghi Effendi's obedience to, 35.3;
      Shrine of, 26;
      sojourn of, on European continent, 17.3;
      successors of, appointed, 6.2;
      summons to rulers of America by, 340.1;
      Shrine of, 26;
      system ordained by, 75.18;
      task to build the Order of, 63.4-5;
      winning good-pleasure of, 248.8;
      traveling teaching referred to by, 34.10-10a;
      understanding World Order of, 35.3;
      voice of, is voice of Great Spirit, 112.3;
      Writings of, 55.6, 375.5
Bahia (Brazil), Conference in (1977), 141.6, 163.1;
      message to, 185
Báhirí, Mihdí, 292.1
Bahíyyih Khánum (The Greatest Holy Leaf), 95.6, 157.7, 164.2, 275.8, 313, 334, 337.1, 338.3-4, 338.7, 340.7;
      fiftieth anniversary of passing of, 313, 334, 358.3;
      references to, in published works, 313.4-9
     
Bahjí, 40.5, 128.7, 192.3, 440.4;
      acquisition of property adjacent to, 74, 264.2;
      gardens at, 105, 128.7, 139;
      Mansion at, 105.1, 157.7, 440.2;
      Masters teahouse at, 74.2-2a
Bahrámsháhí, Rúhu'lláh, 424
Bahta, Gila Michael, 366.1, 439.2a
Baker, Dorothy, (Hand of the Cause of God) 63.7
Bakhtávar, Kamáli'd-Dín, 290
Ballerio, Giovanni, 283.1
Balyuzi, Hasan M., (Hand of the Cause of God) 251.3;
      passing of, 247, 248.1
Bamako (Mali), 169.1
Banání, Músá, (Hand of the Cause of God) 88.2;
      passing of, 102
Bandar-'Abbás (Iran), 437.2
Bangui (Central African Republic), 71.1
Bani-Sadr, Abol Hasan (pres., Iran), 262.5
Banjul (Gambia), 153.1
Baqá, Shídrukh Amír-Kíyá, 311.1
Barney, Laura.
      See Dreyfus-Barney, Laura.
Bashírí, Ahmad, 368.2, 413.1-2
Battrick, A. Owen, 169.1, 267.3d, 439.4
Behavior, Bahá'í standards of, 133
Belgium, Bahá'í Publishing Trust in, 295.3
Belize, formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 38.1
Benin, Women's Conference in.
      See Bahá'í Women's Conferences.
Benson, Richard, 132.8, 132.25, 267.3d, 439.2d
Bermuda, formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 221.13b, 248.14
Betrothal, 147.7. See also Marriage.
Bigamy, 251.4b-4c
Bírjand (Iran), 254.1, 270.1, 300.1, 378.5
Births, 280.20
Blessed Beauty.
      See Bahá'u'lláh.
Blumenthal, Erik, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3e, 439.4
Bolivia:
      Bahá'í radio station in, 391, 394.3;
      messages to Continental Conference in (1970), 82, 85.1;
      National Spiritual Assembly of, 304.1
Boman, Shirin, 70.2, 132.25, 267.3e, 439.4
Book of Íqán.
      See Kitab-i-Íqán, The.
Book of Laws.
      See Kitáb-i-Aqdas, The.
Books and materials.
      See Tutorial schools.
Bophuthatswana, formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 221.13b, 248.14
Bopp, Anneliese, 81.1, 132.25, 230.1, 361.3
Brady, Wilma, 439.2b
Brazil, 265.1
Brazzaville.
      See Congo.
British Isles, 135.1a.
      See also United Kingdom.
British Volunteer Program (BVP), 384.3
Bujnúrd (Iran), 406.1
Búkán (Iran), 323.3
Burial, 147.18, 280.22-23
Burundi, formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 141.7, 208.1
Bustánábád (Iran), 322.2
BVP.
      See British Volunteer Program.
Cables, printing of, 94.3l
Cairo (Egypt), 338.2
Calamity, the, 149, 246.2-4, 252.
      See also Catastrophe.
Cameroon, formation of National Spiritual Assembly including, 153.2

Canada, 100.4, 223.1, 419.3;
      National Spiritual Assembly of, 423.1;
      unanimous vote by parliament of, against Bahá'í persecution, 255.1
Canadian University Services Overseas (CUSO), 384.3
Canary Islands, formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 371.1
Canberra, International Conference in (1980), 319, 340.7, 341
Cape Verde Islands:
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly including, 153.1-2;
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 221.13b, 371.1
Caracollo (Bolivia), 391.1, 394.3
Caribbean, 187.3, 337.3;
      message to conference in (1971), 97
Caribbean Conference.
      See Oceanic Conferences.
Carney, Magdalene, 361.3
Caroline Islands:
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly including, 92.1;
      National Spiritual Assembly of, 221.13b, 394.8, 403.2b-2c
Casablanca, 390.1
Caspian Sea, 381.2
Catastrophe, 73, 252.
      See also Calamity, the.
Cause of God, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.11-12, 6.10, 35.10-12, 162.24, 252.4, 394.1, 397.5, 445.2;
      Ark of, 1.2;
      development of, 14.7;
      emergence of, from obscurity, 394.1, 394.5, 394.9, 456.3;
      financial self-sufficiency in, 141.8;
      and the individual Bahá'í, 34.15-17;
      progress of, 6.1;
      raising God's kingdom on earth, 128.21;
      relationship of institutions of the Faith to, 453.8;
      teachers of, 11.26;
      universal participation in, 19.
      See also Bahá'í Faith.
Celibacy, 126.7a-9
Cemeteries, Bahá'í, 25.1, 227.2
Center of the Covenant.
      See 'Abdu'l-Bahá.
Central African Republic, formation of National Spiritual Assembly including, 71.1
Central America, 187.4, 337.3
Central Figures of the Bahá'í Faith.
      See Bahá'í Faith, Central Figures of.
Chad, 153.2;
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly including, 71.1;
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 91.1
Challenging Requirements of the Present Hour, The, 27.3
Chance, Hugh, p. v, 56.1, 129.1, 209.1, 359.1
Chase, Thornton, 157.10
Chastity, 126.7-9, 133.2, 224
Chígán, Village of, 378.5
Children, 162.35-36, 333.5-10, 426.2;
      behavior of, at Feast, 343;
      education of, 147.25, 175.25, 222.10, 272.6, 275.9k, 280.6, 394.7;
      excusing from school on holy days, 29.3-3a;
      guidelines for registration of, 333;
      release of compilation of prayers and Tablets for, 167
China, 248.6, 341.5
Chinese race, 89.3, 100.4, 181.8
Chinese-speaking believers, 89.3
Chinniah, Inparaju, 200.1;
      passing of, 245
Christ, 95.18, 174.1, 217.7, 251.3, 330.7a, 403.2
Christendom, 39.1, 174.1
Christianity, 18.1, 162.6, 217.7, 251.3, 308.14
Christians, 262.7
Ciskei, formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 394.8

City of the Covenant.
      See New York City.
Collins, Amelia, (Hand of the Cause of God) 101.1
Colombia, presentation of peace statement to president of, 442.2
Columbus (Ohio), International Youth Conference in (1985), 431
Companionate marriage, 126.7a
Compilations of Bahá'í Writings, releases of:
      on the assistance of God, 294;
      on Bahá'í consultation, 204;
      on Bahá'í education, 175;
      on Bahá'í Funds, 76;
      on Bahá'í life, 122;
      on Bahá'í marriage and family life, 402.2;
      on Bahá'í meetings and the Nineteen Day Feast, 168;
      on Bahá'í schools and institutes, 109;
      on deepening, 353;
      on divorce, 244;
      on excellence in all things, 303;
      on family life, 316;
      on Huqúqu'lláh, 430, 404.2;
      on the importance of prayer, meditation, and the devotional attitude, 249;
      on the individual and teaching, 188;
      on inspiring the heart, 240;
      of letters of the Guardian, 162.21;
      on the Local Spiritual Assembly, 84;
      on music and singing, 107;
      on the National Spiritual Assembly, 114;
      on newsletters, 120;
      on opposition, 152;
      on peace, 436;
      on prayer, 249;
      of prayers and passages from the Holy Writings, 295;
      of prayers and Tablets for children and youth, 167;
      on the Sacred Texts, 280.9;
      on use of radio and television in teaching, 162.39-51;
      on women, 446
Conference of Counselors in Holy Land (1985), 445;
      report from, 447
Conferences.
      See Arctic Conferences; Asian-Australasian Bahá'í Conference; Bahá'í Women's Conferences; Conference of Counselors; Hemispheric Bahá'í Radio-Television Conference; Intercontinental Conferences; International Conferences; International Teaching Conferences; Oceanic Conferences; Youth Conferences.
Confidentiality, elucidation of principle of, 336
Congo (Brazzaville), formation of National Spiritual Assembly including, 71.1, 91.1
Congo Republic, 221.5
Constitution of the Universal House of Justice, 123.
      See also Universal House of Justice.
Consolidation, 2.7, 34.13, 40.2, 42.21, 182, 189.5, 280.4-7, 394.7;
      of Local Spiritual Assemblies, 189;
      pioneering and, 36.
      See also Expansion and consolidation.
Consultation, 30.6, 37.9, 79, 453.13;
      Auxiliary Boards as aid to, 182.7;
      Bahá'í youth and, 37.9;
      compilation on, 204;
      decision-making process of, 79.3-6;
      practice of art of, 379.3;
      release of compilation on, 204;
      spirit of, 79
Continental Boards of Counselors:
      appointments of, 59, 60, 70, 111, 132, 170, 180, 200, 366, 382, 439;
      Auxiliary Boards and, 72, 137;
      establishment of, 58, 59;
      expansion of roles of, 132, 456.2;
      first appointments of, 60;
      further development of, 267;
      Hands of the Cause of God and, 59.6;
      International Teaching Center and, 132.6, 394.3;

      membership of, 60, 70, 132.5, 132.25, 170, 170.3, 180, 366; 380.1, 382, 439;
      message to conference of, 445;
      nature of, 111;
      sharing of information between National Spiritual Assemblies and Auxiliary Boards with, 72.5-6;
      and social and economic development, 379.5;
      spiritualization campaign hunched by, 375.2;
      terms of service for, 59.4, 229;
      tribute to, 321.4;
      work of, 72, 158.2;
      zones of, 59.3, 132.7, 132.13-24, 153, 267.2
Continental Conferences:
      in La Paz, Bolivia (1970), 82;
      in Monrovia, Liberia (1971), 88.
      See also Oceanic Conferences.
Continental Pioneer Committees, 22, 31.2, 280.28-29, 361.6;
      Continental Counselors and, 158.2, 280.28;
      functions and responsibilities of, 22.10-15, 148, 158.5
Convention,
      First International, 2.2.
            See also International Bahá'í Convention(s);
      National Convendon(s);
      Unit Conventions.
Cook Islands, formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 221.13b, 394.8, 403.2c
Correspondence courses, 162.14-15, 222.18
Costa Rica, message to Youth Conference in (1983), 357.1
Costas, Athos, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3b, 439.4
Cotonou (Benin), 153.1, 398, 401
Counselors.
      See Continental Boards of Counselors.
Covenant, the, 75.12, 221.14-15, 308, 397.5;
      of Bahá'u'lláh, 6.3, 308.14, 308.18, 447.5;
      Center of, 2.1, 6.10, 13.2, 435.4a;
      City of, 447.5;
      Day of, 99.2;
      features of, 6.3;
      proselytizing, development, and, 308;
      uniqueness of, 308.14-15
Covenant-breakers, 6.4, 26.1, 144.1, 152.2, 157.7;
      expulsion and reinstatement of, 6.4, 132.6
Cowan, Angus, 180.1, 267.3b, 439.4, 454.1
Crisis and Victory, 447.8;
      vision of Bahá'ís amidst, 246.5.
      See also Disaster and triumph, dialectic of.
Crusade.
      See Ten Year World Crusade.
Cry from the Heart, A, 312
CUSO.
      See Canadian University Services Overseas.
Cyprus, formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 141.7, 208.1
Dahomey (Benin), formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 153.1-2
Dakar (Cape Verde Islands), formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 153.1
Dakhílí, Masrúr, 292.1
Dálvand, Shahín (Shírín), 364.1
Danish Women's Seminar, first (1982), 342.1
Dáryún (Iran), 296.1
Dávúdí, 'Alímurád, 307.3
Dawn-Breakers, the, 221.1, 275.3, 314.1
Dawn prayers.
      See Prayers, dawn.
Day of God, 289.3, 358.9, 438.58
Day of Judgment, 378.4
Day of Prayer: for Bahá'ís of Iran, 315, 350;
      sympathetic organizations invited to, 315
De Burafato, Carmen, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3b, 439.4

De Calderón, Isabel P., 382.1, 439.2b
Decision-making.
      See Consultation.
Declaration of the Báb, 190.2, 403.2
Deepening, 1.5, 35.13, 42.22-26, 137.4, 280.13, 353.1;
      classes, 280.6;
      compilation on, 353;
      by correspondence courses, 162.14-15;
      as developing a spiritual attitude, 289.4;
      on Formative Age, 95;
      on National Spiritual Assemblies, 30.4
Denmark, Bahá'í women's conference in (1982), 342
Development:
      activities, 379.8;
      of the Faith, 2.11, 308
Dhabíhíyán, 'Azízu'lláh, 261.2
Dihqání, Bahman, 387.1
Dihqání, Hidáyatu'lláh, 277.1
Disaster and triumph, dialectic of, 248.2-8; 358.2-5.
      See also Crisis and victory.
Dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh, 14.3, 95.19, 99.1, 308.14, 397.3, 451.3-15
Dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh, The, (Shoghi Effendi) 75.1-2, 75.9
Dispensations, 23.16a, 35.11, 95.23, 166.3, 308.14, 308.17, 330.3
Diversity, unity in, 77.9
Divine Plan of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 1.2, 2.6, 6.5, 14.3, 82.2-3, 95.24, 96.1-2, 97.2, 111.5, 116.1, 141.3, 221.1, 451.5a, 451.7, 451.9-10;
      first epoch of, 1.2;
      second epoch of, 2.6, 2.12, 6.5, 14.8;
      third epoch of, 6.10, 451.12b
      fourth epoch of, 449.1, 451.13, 456.4;
      objectives of, 14.8.
      See also Tablets of the Divine Plan; Formative Age.
Divorce, 147.11, 251.4a, 308.13, 378.24;
      mention of, in Synopsis and Codification of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, 166.5;
      release of compilation on, 244
Díyá'í, Nusratu'lláh, 392.1
Díyáu'lláh, Mírzá, 26.1
Dizfúl (Iran), 381.4
Djakarta (Indonesia), 68.6
Dominica, formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 221.13b, 394.3
Dowry, 147.8.
      See also Marriage.
Dreyfus-Barney, Laura, 150, 174.1
Dublin (Ireland), International Conference in (1982), 275.9d, 288.1, 375.2;
      message to, 329
Dunbar, Hooper, 60.1, 131.1, 132.5, 361.3
Dunn, Clara, (Hand of the Cause of God) 98.3, 184.2
Dunn, John Henry Hyde, (Hand of the Cause of God) 98.3, 184.2
Earthquakes, 4.1, 4.7
Eastern Pilgrim House, 3.3
East Pakistan, formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 92.1, 104.1
Economic and Social Council (United Nations), 78, 308.8.
      See also United Nations.
ECOSOC.
      See Economic and Social Council.
Ecuador:
      Bahá'í radio station in, 166.22, 201, 205, 213, 308.7;
      National Spiritual Assembly of, 278.1, 304.1
Editing, 94.3m
Education, 182.3-5, 272.4, 275.9k;
      of children, 141.11, 280.6, 280.24-25, 321.2, 333.3, 407.2;
      release of compilation on, 175;
      role of parents in, 407;
      Seven Year Plan achievements in, 338.5;
      Six Year Plan goals for, 453.17;
      tutorial schools, 280.30-41;
     
      universal, need for, 438.4
Edward Granville Browne and the Bahá'í Faith (Balyuzi), 251.3
Effendi, Shoghi.
      See Shoghi Effendi; Guardian; Guardianship.
Egypt, 153.2;
      National Spiritual Assembly of, 338.2
Ekpe, Friday, 132.8, 132.25, 153.3, 267.3a, 439.2a
Elder, Earl E., 251.3
Elections, Bahá'í, 1.4, 103;
      compilation on, 103;
      of delegates to National Conventions, 433;
      electoral units for, 433.1-3;
      the Guardian's writings on, 103.1;
      principles governing, 23.8-14;
      of the Universal House of Justice, p. v, 1.4, 2.1, 6.9, 23, 56, 96.3, 129, 209, 327, 332, 359
Endowments, 142.13, 187.5;
      national, 14.6, 16.7, 87.1, 275.9f;
      seizure of, in Iran, 314.1
England, 48.3
Entry by troops, 169.1, 190.3
Epochs.
      See Formative Age.
Epyeru, Oloro, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3a, 439.2a
Equality:
      racial, 434.2;
      of men and women, 145.5-6, 166, 272.2, 394.7, 402.6, 407.4, 438.33, 446.1, 453.13;
      suggested further reading on, 402.9
Equatorial Guinea, 153.2;
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 134;
      dissolution of National Assembly of, 169.1;
      reformation of National Assembly of, 371.1
Eshraghian, Kamran, 439.2d
Eskimos, 172.3, 340.4
Esslemont, John E., (Hand of the Cause of God) 64.1
Estall, Rowland, 132.8, 132.25, 267.4a
Etelaat, 253.2, 262.9
Ether, 330.4
Europe, 169.1;
      appointment of Continental Boards of Counselors for, 58.1, 60.1, 170.3, 267.3e, 439.2e;
      as described by Shoghi Effendi, 174.1;
      developing dependencies of Mashriqu'l-Adhkár of, 275.9e;
      Mother Temple of, 2.9;
      National Spiritual Assemblies in, 371.1, 394.8
European Youth Conference (Innsbruck, 1983), 369
Evin Prison, 396.11
Excellence, 428;
      release of compilation on, 303
Excellence in All Things, 303
Execution of Bahá'ís in Iran.
      See Martyrdoms; Iranian Bahá'ís.
Expansion and consolidation: of Bahá'í community, 18.6-7, 34.13, 40.2, 42.21, 89.3, 162.3-5, 190.5, 280.4, 394.7, 456.2;
      Nine Year Plan goals for, 16.5, 19.1;
      pioneers aiding, 128.3.
      See also Consolidation; Teaching; Traveling Teaching.
Fádílábád (Iran), 193.2
Faizi, Abu'l-Qasim, (Hand of the Cause of God) 24.17, 42.17, 163.1;
      passing of, 269.1
Family life.
      See Bahá'í family life.
Fareed, Bijan, 439.2c
Farhand, Ghulám Husayn, 416.1
Farhangí, Masíh, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3e, 287.1, 325.1
Faríd, Badí'u'lláh, 287.1
Farídání, Firaydún, 261.2
Farnúsh, Háshim, 286.1
Farúhar, Mahmúd, 323.3
Farúhar, Ishráqíyyih, 323.3
Farzánih-Mu'ayyad, Manúchihr, 331.1

Fast, the (Nineteen Day),
      prayers for Iranian Bahá'ís during, 218.7, 350.2;
      youth and, 426.3
Fasting, 147.5-6, 405.2, 426.3
Fat'he-Aazam, Shidan, 60.1, 267.3a, 439.2a
Fatheazam, Hushmand, p. v, 56.1, 129.1, 209.1, 359.1
Feast, Nineteen Day, 137.4, 280.6, 575.7;
      children's behavior at, 343;
      of Jamál, 350.1, 352.1;
      of Mashíyyat, 24.16, 41.1, 42.17-18;
      of Núr, 190.4;
      of Qawl, 7.2, 8.8, 12.2;
      release of compilation on Bahá'í meetings and, 168;
      of Sultán, 73.6
Featherstone, Collis, (Hand of the Cause of God) 91.1, 104.1, 163.1, 288.1, 361.2, 447.2
Ferraby, John, (Hand of the Cause of God) 135
Ferraby, Dorothy, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3e, 439.4
Ficicchia, Francesco, 251.1-2
Fiji Islands, 110.9, 146.1, 403.2b
Firdawsí, Fathu'lláh, 311.1
Fire Tablet, translation of, 258
First Oceanic Conference.
      See Oceanic Conferences.
Fírúzí, Parvíz, 292.1
Firúzí, Ridá, 268.1
Five Year Plan (1974-79), 138, 141, 142, 158.1, 159, 162, 169, 179, 190, 207, 221.1, 358.2;
      activities for women during, 162.32;
      contact with authorities during, 162.24-25;
      Continental Boards of Counselors, 207.11;
      correspondence courses established during, 162.14-15;
      developing Bahá'í life during, 207.8-10, 142.14, 162.37;
      elucidation of goals of, 142;
      external affairs goals for, 142.17;
      gathering for dawn prayers during, 142.14, 162.38;
      goals for children in, 141.11, 162.35-36;
      goals for Local Spiritual Assemblies during, 162.29-31, 189.1, 199.1;
      goals and objectives of, 141.4-20, 142, 159, 172.4, 179, 199.1, 207.6-10;
      holding regular National Teaching Conferences during, 142.15;
      launching of, 124, 141;
      literature available during, 162.20;
      major objectives of, 141.4;
      major role of youth during, 142.16, 162.33-34;
      national incorporation goals during, 142.6;
      National Spiritual Assemblies elected during, 153;
      opportunities during, 141.20, 207.12;
      pioneering goals for, 142.18, 162.8-12, 179;
      proclamation of Faith during, 141.9;
      progress of, 162, 207.2-5;
      radio and television, 162.21-23;
      reaching remote areas during, 162.6;
      teaching conferences during, 162.16-18;
      teaching goals for, 162.3-5;
      teaching tribal peoples and minorities during, 162.7;
      teaching victories of, 221.3-5;
      three major objectives of, 141.4;
      traveling teaching during, 162.12;
      World Center goals for, 141.5
Florence (Italy), 144.1
Fofana, Kassimi, 366.1, 439.2a
Ford, Bahíyyih, 60.1.
      See also Winckler, Bahíyyih.
Ford, Mary Hanford, 157.11
Formative Age, 95, 99, 451;
      call for deepening on significance of epochs of, p. xli, 451;
      extracts from Writings on, 95.4-24;
      fiftieth anniversary of the opening of, 100.1;
      first epoch of, 1.2, 451.9;
      second epoch of, 14.8, 15.1, 451.10-11;
      significance of, 95;
     
      third epoch of, 6.10, 451.12-12b;
      fourth epoch of, 449.1, 451.13, 456.4.
      See also Heroic Age.
Fourth heaven, 330.7-7a
Fozdar, John, 267.3c, 439.2c
Frankfurt (West Germany), Intercontinental Conference in (1967), 24.17, 46
Free love, 126.7a
Freetown (Sierra Leone), 153.1
French Antilles, National Spiritual Assembly of, 141.7, 169.1
French Guiana, National Spiritual Assembly of, 141.7, 169.1, 221.13b, 371.1
Frivolous conduct, 224.2
Funafuti (Tuvalu), 248.14
Funds, Bahá'í, 2.11, 13, 76, 321.2, 435;
      Bahá'í International Fund, 40, 87, 96.6;
      call for support of international, 419;
      Continental, 13.6;
      contributing to, 13.2;
      crisis of international, 87.3-5, 223.1;
      development of, 9, 435;
      increase in resources of, 128.14;
      International Deputization, 24.11, 34.14, 128.14, 158.5;
      local, 435;
      Local Spiritual Assemblies and, 394.7, 435;
      National, 9, 435;
      needs of, 13.1, 34.14, 40, 87, 275.10, 385;
      pioneering financed by, 162.10-12;
      release of compilation on, 76;
      requests for financial assistance, 9;
      role of individual in, 13.3, 14.7, 435.3-4;
      and teaching, 2.11, 13.2, 34.14;
      universal participation in, 2.11, 19.3, 87.6-8;
      use of, 162.26-28, 221.13g;
      writings of the Guardian on, 13.2, 76.1.
      See also Huqúqu'lláh.
Furúghí, Parvíz, 121.2
Furúhí, 'Izzatu'lláh, 307.1
Furútan, 'Alí-Akbar, (Hand of the Cause of God) 24.17, 42.17, 104.1, 163.1, 354.2, 361.3, 440.5, 447.2
Future, fear of, 252
Gabon, National Spiritual Assembly of, 71.1, 91.1, 153.2, 221.13b, 371.1
Galilee, 440.1, 440.3
Gambia, National Spiritual Assembly of, 153.1-2
Ganado (Arizona), Bahá'í Unity Conference in (1972), 112
Gangtok (Sikkim, India), 38.1
Gardens:
      at Bahjí, 105, 128.7, 139, 192.2;
      Monument, 394.8;
      on Mt. Carmel, 3.3, 14.5, 40.3, 128.7;
      Ridván, 192.3;
      surrounding holy places, 141.5;
      in Tákur, confiscation and sale of, by Iranian authorities, 305.1
Gardner, Lloyd, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3b;
      passing of, 423
Gawhar-Dasht Prison, 396.11
Geneva (Switzerland), 263.2, 283-1, 284.5, 321.2, 394.3
Germany, 247, 384.3;
      House of Worship in, 2.9, 17;
      National Spiritual Assembly of, 251, 256.1
Ghana, National Spiritual Assembly of, 153.2
Ghaznavi, Agnes, 267.3e, 439.2e
Ghodoussi, Ayatollah, 262.5
Giachery, Ugo, (Hand of the Cause of God) 24.17, 42.17, 104.1, 110.2, 130.2, 163.1, 177.1, 288.1, 319.1, 447.2
Gibson, Amoz, p. v, 56.1, 129.1, 209.1;
      passing of, 326
Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, 27.3, 217.12, 308.13, 425.6-7, 425.9c, 425.10a;
      Bahá'í principles expounded in, 55.10
Global Plan: launching of second, 6.6

God Passes By, 24.15, 27.2, 80.4, 157.3, 192.4, 251.5, 455.3
God's Holy Mountain, 2.1
God's purpose for man, 55.2-4
Golden Age, the, 86.2b, 95.6-7, 95.19, 95.24, 164.5, 451.3, 451.14
Golden Age of Islam, 63.6
Greatest Holy Leaf, 313.1, 337.1, 337.6;
      commemoration of passing of, 321.3, 334;
      references to, 313.4-9.
      See also Bahíyyih Khánum.
Greatest Name, 147.20
Greece, National Spiritual Assembly of, 141.7, 169.1
Greenland, 171.2
Grenada, National Spiritual Assembly of, 221.13b, 371.1
Grossmann, Hartmut, 267.3e, 439.2e
Grossmann, Hermann, (Hand of the Cause of God) 62
Guam, 92.1, 100.4
Guardian, 2.1, 340.4, 378.13;
      comments of, on Universal Court of Arbitration, 412.3b-3c;
      delineation of Continental Counselors' role by, 10.1-2;
      divinely guided interpretations of, 6.3, 23.20, 141.3, 308.14;
      duties and functions of, 23.20, 75.5-8;
      duties and functions of Local Spiritual Assemblies set out by, 280.3;
      explanation by, of Lesser Peace, 422.3;
      explanation by, of role of individual, 14.7;
      expounding on National Fund, 9.2a;
      first African Teaching Plan of, 338.2;
      first Seven Year Plan of, 185.3;
      last message to Bahá'ís of Australia, 341.6;
      leadership of, 2.6;
      letters of, 54, 161, 162.21, 341, 409, 409.5-6, 427.2,
      letters of, to individual believers, 55, 75, 214, 308, 397, 402, 407, 412, 422, 448;
      letters of, to National Spiritual Assemblies, 4, 79, 147, 151, 220, 226, 239, 255, 322, 336, 375, 383, 396, 402, 425, 434;
      letters of, to youth, 428;
      no way to legislate for second, 5.1, 6.2;
      passing of, 23.3, 59.1, 75.14, 111.5, 321.3;
      in relation to the Universal House of Justice, 23.20;
      resting-place of, 1.4, 2.3;
      role of, in raising Administrative Order, 14.3, 46.4, 340.3;
      safeguarding letters of, 54, 161, 409;
      as "sign of God," 141.3;
      statement of, on principle of oneness of mankind, 427.2;
      spiritual authority of, 308.14;
      summons of, to Bahá'ís of the Americas, 340.4;
      teaching plans formulated by, 187.3;
      Ten Year World Crusade of, 2.3, 6.1, 82.2, 97.2, 134.1;
      writings of, 14.5, 86.2b, 152.3, 206.3c, 313.5, 448.2.
      See also Shoghi Effendi; Guardianship.
Guardianship, 5, 6.2, 35, 75, 164.2a, 251.5;
      anticipation of, in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, 251.5;
      duties and functions of, 75.16;
      impossibility of appointing a successor to Shoghi Effendi, 5, 6.2;
      false claim of Charles Mason Remey to, 144.1;
      institution of, 251.5;
      and the Universal House of Justice, 35, 75, 412.
      See also Guardian; Shoghi Effendi.
Guaymies, 450.1
Guinea (Equatorial), National Spiritual Assembly of, 134, 153.2
Guinea-Bissau, National Spiritual Assembly of, 153.1-2
Gulmuhammadí, Zabíhu'lláh, 267.3c, 439.2e

Gulshaní, 'Azízu'lláh, 322.1, 323.3
Güney, Aydin, 267.3c, 439.4
Gwalior, 308.7
Habíbí, Muhammad (Suhráb), 285.2
Habíbí, Muhammad-Báqir (Suhayl), 285.2
Hadíth, 308.14
Haifa, 1.4, 2.5, 53.1, 74.2, 262.11
Hakím, Lutfu'lláh, p. v, 48;
      passing of. 64
Hakím, Manúchihr, 273-274
Hakímán, Jalál, 360.1
Hakímán, Rahmatu'lláh, 387.1
Hamadan, 285.1
Hamilton, 248.14
Hancock, Tinai, 267.3d, 439.2d
Hands of the Cause of God, 1.2-3, 34.6, 59.7, 321.4, 394.3;
      Auxiliary Boards and, 11.1, 20.7, 21.5;
      impossibility of further appointments of, 111.6-10;
      and International Teaching Center, 141.18;
      as representatives of Universal House of Justice at International Conferences, 163;
      consultation with, 2.6, 5.1, 10.3, 59.6;
      continental, 10.1;
      continental zones of, 20.6;
      development of institution of, 20;
      functions of, 20.9;
      in Holy Land, 361.2;
      London Conclave of, 11.1;
      as members of International Teaching Center, 132.4, 132.6, 141.18, 163;
      memorial services for, 25, 90, 102, 104, 135, 237, 243, 247, 256, 269;
      participation of, in first National Conventions, 91;
      pilgrims, 3.5;
      relationship of, to National Spiritual Assemblies, 10, 21;
      as Standard-Bearers, 6.6, 14.10, 91.1;
      tribute to, 2.4, 128.10-11, 321.4.
      See also 'Alá'í, Shu'á'u'lláh; Alexander, Agnes; Baker, Dorothy; Balyuzi, Hasan M.; Banání, Músa; Collins, Amelia; Dunn, Clara; Dunn, Hyde; Esslemont, John E.; Faizi, Abu'l-Qasim; Featherstone, Collis; Ferraby, John; Furútan, 'Alí-Akbar; Giachery, Ugo; Grossmann, Hermann; Haney, Paul; Ioas, Leroy; Khadem, Zikrullah; Kházeh, Jalál; Maxwell, William Sutherland; Muhájir, Rahmatu'lláh; Mühlschlegel, Adelbert; Olinga, Enoch; Robarts, John; Root, Martha; Rúhíyyih Khánum, Amatu'l-Bahá; Samandarí, Tarázu'lláh; Sears, William; Varqá, 'Alí-Muhammad.
Haney, Paul, (Hand of the Cause of God) 24.17, 42.17, 163.1, 288.1;
      passing of, 346, 361.2
Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, 251.1
Happiness, 19.7, 42.23, 126.4, 211.2, 224.2, 246.1, 246.6c, 246.9-10, 289.4
Haqíqí, Akbar, 381.2
Haqíqí, 'Ináyatu'lláh, 416.1
Haqq-Paykar, Badí'u'lláh, 323.3
Haram-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Court), 2.2, 26.1, 139.1, 192.3
Harris, Robert, 439.2b
Harwood, Howard, 60.1, 132.25, 267.4a
Hasanzádih, Mahmúd, 261.2
Hasanzádih-Shákirí, Ghulám-Husayn, 392.1, 393.6
Hassan II (King, Morocco), 12.4
Hasúrí, Rúhu'lláh, 421.1
Hawaiian Islands, 90, 98.3, 403.2, 403.2b
Hazíratu'l-Quds:
      acquisition of, 2.10, 16.6, 87.1, 142.7, 142.10-12, 187.5, 222.19-22;
      damage to Iranian, 218.2, 226.2, 227.12;
      goals for, 14.6, 275.9e

Helsinki (Finland), 141.6, 163.1, 171.3
Hemispheric Bahá'í Radio-Television Conference, 202
Hénuzet, Louis, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3e, 439.2e
Heohnke, Violet, 132.8, 132.25, 267.4a
Heroic Age: epochs of, p. xxxix, 1.2, 4.2, 95.22, 150.1, 192.3
Hidáyatí, Jahángír, 368.2, 396.14
Hidden Words, The, 308.4
Himmatábád (Iran), 293.3
Hisár (Iran), 322.3
Hofman, David H., p. v, 56.1, 129.1, 209.1, 359.1
Hokkaido (Japan), 100.4
Holy Days:
      observance of, 29, 137.4, 163.30, 394.7;
      recognition of, by authorities, 14.6, 110.4, 142.5
Holy Land:
      attack on Bahá'ís due to location of, 220.15;
      Centenaries held in, 67.2, 192;
      Conference of Counselors in, 445, 447;
      Hands of the Cause of God in, 361.2;
      International Bahá'í Council in, 388.1;
      International Teaching Center in, 131.1;
      Mazra'ih Mansion in, 127.1;
      pilgrimage to, 3.5;
      property acquisition in, 264;
      Seat of the Universal House of Justice in, 115
Holy Places:
      concern for safety of, 225;
      extension and beautification of, 40.5, 141.5;
      in Iran, 221.1;
      Muslim, 378.8;
      repairs to, 40.3;
      seizure and destruction of, by Iranian government, 215, 262.8, 282.1, 305.1, 314.1.
      See also Haram-i-Aqdas;       Holy Shrine(s).
Holy Shrine(s):
      of Bahá'u'lláh, 1.4, 26, 105.1;
      beautifying of, 13.5, 40.5, 105.1;
      location of, 220.15.
      See also Haram-i-Aqdas.
Holy Year (1992), 447.5
Home for the Aged, 275.9e
Homosexuality, 126.9
Honduras,
      message to Youth Conference in (1983), 357
Hong Kong, International Teaching Conference in (1976), 141.6, 163.1;
      message to, 181.
      See also International Teaching Conferences.
Hoqbín, Kúrush, 363.1
House of 'Abbúd, 192.3
House of 'Abdu'lláh Páshá, 154, 157, 190.1, 198.1, 221.11c, 248.9, 358.3, 456.2
House of the Báb, 225, 235, 241, 282, 314.1, 358.2
House of Babíyyih, 317.3
House of Bahá'u'lláh in Tákur, 305, 358.2
House of the Master, 361.7
Houses of Worship.
      See Mashriqu'l-Adhkár(s).
Houston, 223.1
Hoveida, Abbas Amir, 220.8, 239.2
Human Rights Day, 443.1
Human Rights Year (1968), 68.5
Human spirit, 438.12
Human suffering, 425.
      See also Suffering; Tests.
Hunting, 147.21
Huqúqu'lláh, 147.14, 251.5, 456.5;
      application of, 430;
      introduction of, to West, 404;
      release of compilation on, 430;
      translation into English of material on, 419.5
Husbands and wives, 147.9-10, 251.4a-4c, 272, 402.
      See also Bahá'í family life; Marriage.
Húshmand, Suhayl, 367

IBAVC.
      See International Bahá'í Audio-Visual Center.
Iceland, 92.2, 101.1. 104.1, 147, 171.2
Importance of Prayer, Meditation, and the Devotional Attitude, 249
India, Mashriqu'l-Adhkár of.
      See Mashriqu'l-Adhkár(s).
India:
      teaching success in, 419.3;
      unit conventions in, 433.8
Indians.
      See Indigenous peoples.
Indigenous peoples, 100.4, 108.2, 172.3, 187.2, 187.6, 326.1, 340.4, 380.1, 454.1
Individual:
      spiritual enrichment of, 195.3a, 453.16;
      and teaching, 188
Infallibility, 330.5.
      See also Universal House of Justice, infallibility of.
Inheritance, law of, 147.12, 166.3
In memoriam;
      Shu'á'u'lláh 'Alá'í, 414;
      Agnes Alexander, 90;
      Leonora Stirling Armstrong, 265;
      Hasan M. Balyuzi, 247;
      Músá Banání, 102;
      Inparaju Chinniah, 245;
      Angus Cowan, 454;
      Laura Dreyfus-Barney, 150;
      Abu'l-Qasim Faizi, 269;
      John Ferraby, 135;
      Lloyd Gardner, 423;
      Amoz Gibson, 326;
      Hermann Grossmann, 62;
      Lutfu'lláh Hakím, 64;
      Paul Haney, 346;
      Leroy Ioas, 25;
      Sylvia Ioas, 374;
      Ishráq-Khávarí, 119;
      Rahmátu'lláh Muhajir, 243;
      Adelbert Mühlschlegel, 256;
      Enoch Olinga, 237;
      Raúl Pavón, 380;
      Ethel Revell, 388;
      Jessie Revell, 33;
      Tarázu'lláh Samandarí, 65
Innsbruck, message to European Youth Conference in (1983), 369
Institute, Louis Gregory Bahá'í, 394.3
Institutes, Bahá'í, 2.10, 117.3
Institutes, teaching, 14.6, 16.8, 87.1, 95.2, 109.1
Institution(s), 1.5, 117.3;
      aim of, 162.4;
      of the Auxiliary Board, 11, 137, 162.31;
      of the Continental Boards of Counselors, 162.31, 229, 267;
      development of, 3.2, 142.3-4;
      functions of the, 35.8;
      of the Guardianship, 5, 35, 75.2;
      of the Hands of the Cause of God, 6.1, 111;
      inseparability of, 35.9;
      of the International Teaching Center, 131.1, 132, 361;
      of the Local Spiritual Assembly, 118, 141.13-17, 162.29-30, 189;
      maturation of, 456.4;
      of the National Spiritual Assembly, 2.4, 14.6;
      relationship between, of National Spiritual Assembly and Hands of the Cause of God, 6.4-5, 10;
      responsibility of, 6.4;
      twin, 6.2, 164.2a, 456.4;
      of the Universal House of Justice, 2.5, 6.3, 35, 164.2b, 166, 412, 448
Intercontinental Conferences, 14.5, 24.17, 34.7, 42.17-19, 128.8;
      attendance by Hands of the Cause of God at, 42.17;
      message to, 46;
      locations of, 24.17
International Bahá'í Audio-Visual Center (IBAVC), 280.15
International Bahá'í Convention(s),
      first (1963), 2.2;
      second (1968), 68.2;
      third (1973), 116.2;
      fourth (1978), 207;
      fifth (1983), 321.3, 415.1
International Bahá'í Council, 33, 64, 361.7, 374, 388.1
International Conference(s) (1982), 341.3;
      Dublin, Ireland (June), 328;
      Quito, Ecuador (Aug.), 337;
      Lagos, Nigeria (Aug.), 338;
      Canberra, Australia (Sept.), 319, 341;
      Montreal, Canada (Sept.), 340;
     
      attendance of Hands of the Cause at, 288, 320;
      attendance of rural Bahá'ís at, 278;
      relocation of Manila conference to Canberra, 318, 319;
      results of, 358.4;
      teaching opportunities arising from, 279.9-10.
      See also International Teaching Conferences.
International Federation for Human Rights, 390.1
International Human Development Center, 182.1-3, 195.9
International Teaching Center, 131, 155.1, 169.1, 221.4, 221.11b, 394.3;
      call for pioneers by, 155.1, 191;
      Conference of Counselors at, 447.1;
      development of, 221.11b;
      duties of, 132, 361.5-6;
      establishment of, 131;
      expansion of responsibilities of, 456.2;
      first gathering in Seat of Universal House of Justice with members of, 354.2;
      further evolution of, 361;
      members of, 131.1, 230, 361.3;
      pioneering goals set by, 302.3, 410.4;
      plans of, for international teaching, 158.4;
      Seven Year Plan goals for, 275.9c;
      social and economic development contributions of, 379.5;
      term of service in, 141.6, 178.1, 361.4
International Teaching Conferences (1976-77), 141.6, 190.1;
      Helsinki, Finland (July 1976), 171;
      Anchorage, Alaska (July 1976), 172;
      Paris, France (Aug. 1976), 174;
      Nairobi, Kenya (Sept. 1976), 176, 178.1;
      Hong Kong (Nov. 1976), 181;
      Auckland, New Zealand (Jan. 1977), 184;
      Bahia, Brazil (Jan. 1977), 185;
      Mérida, Mexico (Feb. 1977), 187;
      attendance of Hands of the Cause at, 163;
      results of, 207.3.
      See also International Conferences.
International Travel Teaching.
      See Traveling Teaching.
International Women's Year (1975), 162.32
International Year of Peace (1986), 420, 422.5, 428.3, 434.1, 434.3
International Youth Conference (Columbus, Ohio, 1985), 431
International Youth Year (1985), 376, 386, 428.1;
      preparations for, 376
Ioas, Leroy, (Hand of the Cause of God) 24.17, 25
Ioas, Sylvia, 374
Iran:
      alleged Bahá'í involvement in attempted coup, 260, 1;
      arrest of National Spiritual Assembly of, 259, 306;
      attorney-general of, 377.1, 381.2, 421.1;
      Bahá'ís considered enemies of Islam in, 297.1;
      banning of Bahá'í Administration by government in, 377;
      Central Revolutionary Committee in, 299.1;
      civil rights in, 231.1;
      constitution of, 238.1, 239.7, 262.7;
      conversion of National Bahá'í Headquarters into Islamic University, 231;
      demolition of House of Bahá'u'lláh in, 305;
      denial of execution of National Spiritual Assembly members of, 309;
      destruction of House of the Báb in, 241, 282;
      disbanding of Bahá'í Administration in, 381.2;
      dissolution of National Spiritual Assembly of, 377.2;
      events in Marvdasht, 218.2;
      false accusations against Bahá'ís in, 260.1, 377.1;
      Islamic Revolution in, 378.3;
      Ministry of Education in, 227.12;
      National Spiritual Assembly of, 218.6, 234.5, 377.2;

      official religions of, 238, 262.9;
      omission of Bahá'ís from constitution of, 238;
      persecution of Bahá'ís by government of, 215, 218, 220, 221.13g, 225, 227, 231, 238, 239, 241, 253, 254, 255, 259, 260, 263, 268, 270, 273, 274, 277, 281, 285, 286, 287, 290, 292, 293.1-3, 296, 297, 298, 299, 300, 306, 307, 314, 322, 344, 370, 381, 383, 392, 395, 418, 437;
      Public Prosecutor of, 378.3, 378.5-25;
      Rastakhiz Party in, 239.6;
      release of Bahá'í prisoners in, 328.2;
      religious minorities of, 220.13, 231.1, 238.1, 239.8, 262.7;
      revolutionary courts in, 297.1;
      revolutionary guards in, 395.7;
      seizure of Bahá'í endowments in, 314.1;
      situation in, effects of Bahá'í actions on, 234
Iranian Bahá'ís:
      abductions of, 292.2;
      arrests of, 259.1, 260.1, 372-3, 322.4, 370.2, 381.2, 387.2, 392.2;
      assets of, frozen, 293.1, 314.1;
      calls for day of prayer for, 226, 315, 350;
      campaign of arrests of, 299;
      confiscation of homes of, 317.3;
      defense of, 255, 262, 314, 317.3, 383.8;
      denial of executions of, 309;
      disappearances of, 307.3;
      disbanded Assemblies and organizations of, 378.23, 394.2;
      dissolution of National Spiritual Assembly of, 377.2;
      education of youth by, 364.2;
      false accusations against, 260, 262.2, 281.1, 392.3;
      forced confessions of, 395, 392.3;
      harassment of, by fanatical Shí'ah fundamentalists, 227.7;
      heightened steadfastness of, 317;
      held in captivity, 368.1;
      immolation of, in Núk Village, 270;
      Le Monde article on, 262;
      message to, throughout world, 246;
      National Spiritual Assembly of, 218.6, 268, 306-7, 378;
      number of imprisoned, 299.1, 392.2, 421.1, 437.3;
      omission of, as recognized religious minority in Iranian constitution, 238;
      open letter to Iranian authorities by, 378;
      prisoners released, 328.2, 392.2;
      radio summons of, 297.1;
      refutation of accusations against, 220, 239;
      statement by president of United States about, 362;
      strengths of, 246.11;
      torture of, 285.1, 395-96;
      whereabouts of National Spiritual Assembly uncertain, 268;
      worldwide response to persecutions of, 263, 362, 383.
      See also Iran; Martyrdoms; Persecution, of Bahá'ís in Iran.
Iraq: dissolution of National Spiritual Assembly of, 110.3
Ireland, 92.2, 104.1
Isfahan, 290.1, 296.1, 360.1, 378.5, 381.3, 387.1, 396.13;
      Episcopalian case in, 378.7
'Ishqábád (Turkmenistan):
      Bahá'í center in, 4.3;
      Bahá'í House of Worship in, 4, 157.4;
      conversion of House of Worship into art gallery, 4.6;
      earthquakes in, 4.1, 4.7
Ishráq-Khavarf, 119.1
Ishráqí, 'Ináyatu'lláh, 363.1, 364.1
Ishráqí, 'Izzat Jánamí, 364.1
Ishráqí, Muhammad, 381.3
Ishráqí, Ru'yá, 364.1
Islam, 8.3, 18.1, 82.3, 162.6, 220, 227.7, 262.9, 281.1, 308.14;
      Golden Age of, 63.6;
      misrepresentation of Bahá'ís by fanatical sect of, 227.7;
      reverence of our Faith for, 314.9;

      Shí'ih sect of, 330.7a
Islamic Republic of Iran, 225.1
Islamic Universities, 231, 262.9
Israel, 262.11;
      Bahá'í cemetery in, 440.1, 440.4;
      negotiations with government of, 74.2
Italy, 39, 151, 169.1
Ívál, Village of, 368.1
Ivory Coast, 91.1, 153.2;
      establishment of Publishing Trust in, 275.9g
Japan, 100, 146.1, 275.9d
Jerusalem, 74.2, 166.1, 378.8
Jesus Christ.
      See Christ.
Jews, 262.7
Jordan, 141.7, 153.1
Jubilee.
      See Most Great Jubilee; Ridván.
Judaism, 308.14
Kámil-Muqaddam, Asadu'lláh, 396.16
Kampala, 24.17, 237.1.
      See also Uganda.
Karaj (Iran), 323.3, 413.1
Karbilá (Iraq), 378.8, 378.21
Káshání, Husayn Báqir, 264.2
Káshání, Jamál, 416.1
Káshmar (Iran), 290
Kathírí, Ihsánu'lláh, 400
Kátibpúr-Shahídí, Ni'matu'lláh, 290.1
Katrina cedar wood, 264.4
Kavelin, H. Borrah, p. v, 56.1, 129.1, 209.1, 223, 236, 359.1
Kayhán Daily, 298.1, 323.3
Kazemi, Zekrullah, 132.8, 132.25. 153.3, 267.3a, 439.2a
Kázimí-Manshádí, 'Abdu'l-Vahháb, 261.2
Kebdani, Muhammad, 60.1, 132.25, 153.3, 267.3a, 439.2a
Kenya:
      message to National Women's Conference in, 389;
      International Teaching Conference in, 176
Kermani, Salisa, 267.4a
Khádi'í, Manúchihr, 292.1
Khadem, Zikrulláh, (Hand of the Cause of God) 91.1, 110.2, 177.1, 404.1
Khamsí, Mas'úd, 60.1, 70.1, 132.9, 132.25, 267.3b, 361.3
Khan, Peter, 180.1, 267.3d, 361.3
Khándil, Husayn, 285.2
Kháníábád Village (Iran), 328
Khayrkháh, Ibráhím, 317.2
Khayyámí, Ihsánu'lláh, 322.1, 323.3
Kházeh, Jalál, (Hand of the Cause of God) 104.1
Khelghati, Thelma, 169.1, 267.3a, 439.2a
Khianra, Dipchand, 132.8, 132.25, 267.3c, 439.4
Khomeini, Ayatollah, 310.1, 378.7n
Khurásán (Iran):
      achievements in, 178.1;
      persecution of Bahá'ís in, 270.1, 290.1, 300.1, 322.1, 322.3, 406.1
Khushkhú, Sattár, 281.1
Khuy (Iran), 381.2
Khuzayn, Tarázu'lláh, 285.2
Kibbutz Ein Gev, 440.4-5
King, Coretta Scott, 434.3
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 434
King, Lauretta, 267.3b, 439.2b
King of Glory.
      See Bahá'u'lláh.
Kingdom of God on earth, 6.5, 6.10, 9.4, 88.4
Kings.
      See Súriy-i-Mulúk.
Kingston (Jamaica),
      Oceanic Conference held in, 68.6
Kingstown (St. Vincent), seat of National Spiritual Assembly of St. Vincent, 248.14
Kiribati,
      National Spiritual Assembly of, 403.2b
Kirmán (Iran), 387.1, 392.1

Kirmánsháh (Iran), 416.1
Kitáb-i-Ahdí, The, 111.3
Kitáb-i-Aqdas, The, 24.20, 27, 75.4, 86.1, 96.11, 128.5, 141.5, 171.1, 251, 330.2, 375.9;
      centenary of revelation of, 116, 132.1;
      codification of, 14.5, 125;
      comments on, 251;
      Huqúqu'lláh ordained in, 251.5;
      inheritance, 166.3;
      laws of, about observance of holy days, 29.1;
      laws not binding in the West, 147;
      membership of Universal House of Justice mentioned in, 166;
      laws of, concerning men and women, 145;
      obligations of women mentioned in, 455.1;
      publication of, 125, 128.5;
      punishments prescribed in, 147.23;
      reply by Universal House of Justice to questions regarding, 251.3-5;
      sexual problems mentioned in, 126.9;
      supplementary material to, 27.4b;
      Synopsis and Codification of, 125, 128.5.
      See also Laws.
Kitáb-i-Íqán, The, 330.7-7a
Knights of Bahá'u'lláh, 2.3-4, 63.7, 82.3, 97.2, 98.3, 237.1, 243.1
Koirala, Bharat, 439.2c
Korea, 100.3, 146.1, 200.1
Kruka, Josephine, 171.3
Kurdistán, 323.3
Lagos (Nigeria), International Conference in, (1982) 275.9d, 288.1;
      message to, 338
Lake Kinneret, 440.1
Lamb, Artemus, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3b, 439.4
Laos, formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 38.1
La Paz (Bolivia), conference in, (1970) 68.6;
      message to, 82.2
Latin America: 337.2-3, 380.1;
      first Local Spiritual Assembly in, 187.3;
      Mashriqu'l-Adhkár of, 14.6, 110.2, 337.2;
      second Bahá'í radio station in, 321.2
Latin America, Mother Temple of.
      See Mashriqu'l-Adhkár(s).
Law(s), 128.5, 308.14, 394.5, 405, 425.7;
      attitude toward, 126.10;
      of burial, 280.22-23;
      concerning men and women, 145;
      of God, 289.3, 308.14;
      of Huqúqu'lláh, 404.1, 419.6;
      of intestacy, 402.3;
      of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, 125, 126.9, 145, 147;
      of marriage, 280.21;
      of Morocco, 8.6;
      not yet binding, 147;
      obedience to, 126.4-7;
      of personal living, 126, 394.5;
      understanding of, 405
Leadership, 118.6-6a
Learned, the, 111.3-14
Leeward Islands, formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 221.13b, 248.14
Le Monde, 253;
      defense of Iranian Bahá'ís published in, 262.3
Leong, Yan Kee, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3c, 439.4
Lesotho, first national convention of, 91.1
Lesser Peace, 149, 420.1, 422
Letter of the Living, ninth, 82.3
Liberia, 153.1-2
Libya, 153.2
Literature, Bahá'í, 2.10, 94.1, 162.20, 275.9h, 280.8, 453.14;
      publishing of, 94.1;
      sale and distribution of, 94.3r;
      translation of, 14.6
Literacy, 222.15, 280.31-32, 280.37, 280.39, 308.7, 379.6
Local Spiritual Assemblies, 2.7, 14.6, 118, 141.13-17, 162.29-31, 181.6;
      attendance at meetings of, 266, 280.6, 394.7;
      consolidation of, 189;
      consultation by, 79;
     
      development of, 142.3-4, 275.9j;
      duties and functions of, 18.5, 280.3;
      election of, 219.1;
      embryonic nature of, 118;
      formation of, 113, 189, 199, 219;
      goals of, 162.30;
      leadership by, 118.6;
      objectives of, 118.4-5;
      organizing of social gatherings by, 280.6;
      primary duties of, 394.7;
      release of compilation on, 84;
      Seven Year Plan goals for, 222.2-4, 280.2-3;
      Six Year Plan goals for, 453.15
Lomé (Togo), 153.1
London Conclave.
      See Hands of the Cause of God.
London (England), 1.4, 2.1, 2.5, 2.12;
      Guardian's resting-place in, 156, 177.1;
      celebration of the Most Great Jubilee in, 2.1, 2.3
London (Ontario), 419.3;
      Bahá'í Youth Conference in, 408
Long Healing Prayer, translation of, 258
Los Angeles, 223.1
Louis Gregory Bahá'í Institute, 394.3
Loyalty Islands,
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly including, 403.2b
Lucas, Paul, 132.8, 132.25, 267.4a
Lutchmaya, Roddy Dharma, 439.2a
Lutfí, Kámrán, 393.2
McHenry, John III, 70.1, 132.25
McLaren, Peter, 132.8, 132.25, 267.3b, 439.2b
McLaughlin, Robert, 115.1
Madhya Pradesh, 308.7
Mahábád (Iran), 254.1
Mahmúdí, Húshang, 307.3
Mahmúdí, Zhínús, 307.1
Mahmúdnizhád, Muná, 364.1
Mahmúdnizhád, Yadu'lláh, 355.1
Majdhúb, Mahmúd, 307.1
Majuro (Marshall Islands), 169.1
Maka, Lisiate, 267.3d, 439.2d
Malagasy Republic, 92.1, 104.1
Malaysia, 89, 146.1, 200.1, 245.1
Mali, 141.7, 153.2, 169.1, 221.13b, 394.8
Malietoa, Tanumafili II.
      See Tanumafili II, Susuga Malietoa.
Manaan, Mohammad, 7.1
Manifestation(s) of God, 211.2, 214.2, 289.2, 308.11, 330.5-6, 378.11, 425.9d
Maní'i-Uskú'í, Díyá'u'lláh, 417.1
Manila,
      international conference to be held in, 275.9d, 288.1, 318
Mankind:
      station and nature of, 425.5b-7a;
      suffering of, 154, 425.
      See also Human spirit.
Manshád Village (Iran), 255.1, 293.2
Mansúrí, Muhammad, 331.1
Maqámí, Manúchihr Qa'im, 307.3
Mariana Islands,
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 92.1, 208.1, 403.2b
Markazí, Shápúr, 411.1, 413.2
Marriage, Bahai, 110.4, 126.7d, 142.5, 280.20-21, 308.13, 378.24;
      betrothal, 147.7;
      certificates of, 14.6, 280.21;
      dowry, 147.8;
      laws of, 30.5;
      sex and, 126.7-7d;
      Tablets on, 402.7
Marsella, Elena, 132.8, 132.25, 267.4a
Marshall Islands, 403.2b;
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly including, 92.2;
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 169.1, 184.5;
      presentation of peace statement in, 442.2
Martinique, formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 221.13b, 371.1
Martyrdoms:
      of Iranian Bahá'ís, 193, 218.2-3, 227.9, 227.15, 254, 261, 263.1, 268, 277, 281, 285, 286, 287, 290, 292, 296, 297.1, 299, 307, 311, 312, 314, 323, 324, 328, 331, 335, 339, 345, 351, 355, 356, 360, 363, 364, 367, 387, 393, 394.2, 396.3, 399, 400, 406, 411, 413, 416, 417, 421, 424, 437, 441;

      in Philippine Islands, 121;
      denial of, 309.
      See also Iranian Bahá'ís; Persecution, of Bahá'ís in Iran.
Martyrs, prayer of 'Abdu'l-Bahá for, 352
Marvdasht (Iran), 218.2
Masehla, William, 169.1, 267.3a
Mashhad (Iran), 262.9, 317.3, 322.1, 322.3, 323.3, 396.11, 399.1, 413.2
Mashriqu'l-Adhkár(s), 128.14, 142.8, 147.15, 265.1, 275.9f, 313.2, 315.4, 326.1, 346.3, 375.7, 379.2;
      of the Antipodes (Sydney), 184.3, 341.4;
      architects of, 143, 198.1, 210.1;
      call for day of prayer at, 315.4;
      dependencies of, 275.9e;
      of Europe (Frankfurt am Main), 17, 275.9e;
      first, of the Bahá'í world, 157.3b, 341.4;
      first, of the West (Mother Temple of the West, Wilmette), 4.5, 265.1, 340.1;
      future, on Mt. Carmel, 40.5, 105, 128.19, 164.2a;
      future, of Tehran, 128.16;
      in India (Modier Temple of Indian Subcontinent, New Delhi), 4.3, 14.6, 141.6, 143, 196, 198, 221.13a, 242, 250, 257, 275.9b, 284.3, 284.5, 321.2, 385.4, 419.4, 452;
      of 'Ishqábád, 4, 157.3b, 341.4;
      Mother Temple of Latin America (Panama City, Panama), 14.6, 24.3, 50, 82.2, 87.1, 97.1, 108;
      in Samoa, 141.6, 143, 184.5, 210, 221.13a, 284.3, 284.5, 321.2, 385.4, 403;
      symbolism of, 403.3
Masjid Sulaymán, 293.3
Mass media,
      proclamation of the Faith through, 141.9, 263.4, 280.13-17, 321.2, 358.6, 453.12
Mass teaching.
      See Teaching the masses.
Master, the, 6.3, 97.1, 340.1, 340.4, 379.2;
      recordings of the voice of, 93.
      See also 'Abdu'l-Bahá; Divine Plan of 'Abdu'l-Bahá.
Ma'súmí, Muhammad-Húsayn, 270.1
Materialism, 375.3, 438.21-23
Maturity, age of, 147.17, 333.11-14, 426
Mauritania, 153.1-2;
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 141.7, 208.1
Mauritius, Oceanic Conference in (Rose-Hill, 1971), 68.6, 85.1;
      message to, 82.3-4
Mavaddat, Farhang, 286.1
Maxwell, William Sutherland, (Hand of the Cause of God) 60.1, 132.8
Maxwell, May, 82.2, 150.1, 174.1, 185.3
Mayberry, Florence, 60.1, 131.1, 132.5, 361.3
Mázindarán (Iran), 368.1
Mazra'ih, 190.4, 192.2, 264.3;
      Mansion of, 127, 128.18, 264.3
Mecca, 82.3, 176.2
Meditation, 375.5, 375.7-9
Mediterranean, 63.6-8
Melanesia, 98.4-5
Melanesians, 403.2b
Memorials of the Faithful ('Abdu'l-Bahá), 440.5
Men and women, laws of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas concerning, 145
Mérida (Mexico), International Teaching Conference in (1977), 141.6, 163.1;

      message to, 187
Messages from the Universal House of Justice: 1968-73, 412.2
Micronesia, 98.4-5, 100.4
Micronesians, 403.2b
Mihdí, Mírzá (the Purest Branch), 80, 164.2-2b
Mihdízádih, Ihsánu'lláh, 281.1
Miller, William McE., 251.3
Mindanao State University, 121.2
Minorities, 77.11, 326.1, 453.12
Mitchell, Glenford, 332.1, 359.1
Mítháqí, Alláh-Virdí, 292.1
Mítháqíyán, Firaydún, 132.8, 132.25, 200.1
Mítháqíyyih Hospital, 227.2
Míyán-Duáb (Iran), 218.3
Mmabatho (Bophuthatswana), 248.14
Moffett, Ruth, 214.5
Monadjem, Shapoor, 366.1, 439.2b
Monogamy, 251.4b-4c
Monrovia (Liberia), 153.1;
      Continental Conference in (1971), 68.6;
      message to conference in, 88
Montreal (Quebec), International Conference in (1982), 275.9d, 288;
      message to, 340
Morocco, 153.2;
      appeal of Bahá'í prisoners in, 7.1, 8.4, 8.8;
      death sentence of prisoners in, 8.3, 12.1;
      embassy in, 12.4;
      law of, 8.6;
      persecution of Bahá'ís in, 8, 12, 390;
      release of Bahá'í prisoners in, 12;
      report on Bahá'í prisoners in, 8;
      sending of International Federation for Human Rights representative to, 390;
      Supreme Court of, 12.4
Morrison, Gayle, 439.2d
Mosques, 215.1
Most Exalted Leaf, the, 451.6, See also Bahíyyih Khánum.
Most Great Jubilee, 1.2-3, 2.1, 2.3, 2.8, 14.4, 24.1
Most Great Peace, the, 422.2-3, 451.14
Most Holy Book, 4.3.
      See also Kitáb-i-Aqdas, The.
Mother Temple:
      of the Antipodes, 341.4;
      of Europe, 2.9, 15.1, 17;
      of Indian Subcontinent, 196, 456.2;
      of the Pacific, 456.2;
      of Latin America, 50, 108, 110.2;
      of the West, 61, 212.
      See also Mashriqu'l-Adhkár(s).
Mt. Carmel, 3.3, 14.5, 40.5, 115.1, 128.19, 132.2, 164.3, 361.7;
      Arc on, 128.19, 132.2, 165.1, 275.9a, 394.8;
      Báb's sepulcher on, 157.3b, 164.2a;
      excavation of, completed, 169.1;
      grave of Mírzá Mihdí on, 80.3;
      obelisk on, 105, 128.19;
      site of future Mashriqu'l-Adhkár on, 40.5, 128.19;
      transfer of remains of Holy Family members to, 164.2.
      See also World Center.
Mozambique,
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 221.13b, 394.8
Muhájir, Rahmatu'lláh, (Hand of the Cause of God) 104.1, 337.2;
      passing of, 243, 248.1
Muhájir Teaching Institute, 304.1
Muhammad (the Prophet), 220.13, 262.10
Muhammad-'Alí, Mírzá, 26.1;
      archbreaker of the Covenant, 157.7
Muhammadí, 'Askar, 323.3
Muhammadíyyih, Village of, 387.1
Muhammad-Qulí, Mírzá, 440
Muhammad-Taqí, Hájí Mírzá, 4.4
Muhandisí, Khusraw, 311.1
Mühlschlegel, Adelbert, (Hand of the Cause of God) 91.1, 104.1;
      passing of, 256
Mühlschlegel, Ursula, 267.3e, 439.2e

Mukhtárí, Mír-Asadú'lláh, 254.1
Mumtází, Rúhu'lláh, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3c, 439.2c
Muqarrabí, 'Atá'u'lláh, 307.3
Muqímí-Abyánih, Zarrín, 364.1
Murder, 147.23.
      See also Martyrdoms.
Musavi, Mir Husayn (prime minister of Iran), 310.1
Mushtá'il-Uskú'í, Jalálíyyih, 324.1
Music and singing,
      release of compilation on, 107
Muslim religion.
      See Islam.
Muslims, 8.6, 298.1, 378.8
Mustafá, Muhammad, 153.3, 267.3a
Mustaqím, Jalál, 261.2
Mutahhar 'Abdu'l-Majíd, 387.1
Mutahharí, 'Alí, 261.2
Mutlaq, Husayn, 285.2
Muvahhid, Muhammad, 307.3
Mystery of God, 96.1, 330.3.
      See also 'Abdu'l-Bahá.
Nádirí, Bahíyyih, 307.3
Nador (Morocco), 7.1
Nagaratnam, S., 267.3c, 439.2c
Na'ímí, Fírúz, 285.2
Na'ímíyán, 'Alí, 339.1
Nairobi (Kenya), 141.6, 163.1, 176, 178, 179.1
Najaf (Iran), 378.8
Najafábád (Iran), 387.1
Nají, Husayn, 307.3
Nakhjavaní, 'Alí, p. v, 56.1, 129.1, 209.1, 359.1
Nakhjavaní, Bahíyyih, 272.1, 272.4
Namibia, 221.13b, 248.14
Naráqí, Sírús, 439.2d
National Bahá'í communities,
      financial independence of, 221.13g
National Bahá'í Funds.
      See Funds, Bahá'í.
National Bahá'í Constitution, 308.17
National Bahá'í Women's Conference, Kenya (1984), 389
National Convention(s), 11.2a, 11.2e, 190.2;
      election of delegates to, 433;
      first, 91;
      messages from, 3.1;
      messages to,
            (1963) 2,
            (1964) 15,
            (1968) 57,
            (1978) 208
National Fund, the.
      See Funds, Bahá'í.
National Register of Historic Plaees, 212
National Spiritual Assemblies, 2.4, 14.6;
      administrative matters of, 336.5-7;
      attendance of members of, at International Conferences, 278.1;
      budgets of, 2.9, 9.3, 50.3;
      call for formation of, 190.2;
      communications from, 3.1, 222.17;
      and consolidation activities, 2.7;
      Constitution of, 333.16;
      contributing to International Fund, 40.7;
      Declaration of Trust and By-Laws of, 308.17;
      election of delegates to National Conventions, 433;
      electing the Universal House of Justice, 2.1;
      formation of, 2.10, 6.7, 34.5, 38, 68.8, 71, 85, 92, 104, 134, 141.7, 153.1-2, 190.1, 221.13b, 248.14, 371, 394.3, 394.8;
      goals of, 280.11, 453;
      holding orientation courses for pioneers, 384.6;
      incorporation of, 39;
      and International Teaching Center, 361-6;
      members of, as assistants to Auxiliary Board members, 336.5;
      members of, as Auxiliary Board members, 11;
      membership records of, 426.4;
      and National Teaching Committees, 194, 280.5;
      and Nine Year Plan, 6.6, 14.8;
      organizing children's activities, 162.36;
      properties of, 222.19;
      providing pioneers, 232.3;
      and relations with government officials and prominent people, 162.24-25;

      relationship of, and Hands of the Cause of God, 6.4, 10;
      relationship of, to Local Spiritual Assemblies, 280.2;
      release of compilation on, 114;
      secondary Houses of Justice, 358.4;
      and Seven Year Plan, 221.12-13;
      and Six Year Plan, 453;
      and spiritualization of Bahá'í community, 375.2;
      statistical reports of, 280.11;
      and traveling teachers, 51.
      See also National Fund, the.
National Teaching Committees, 194, 280.5
National Youth Conference(s).
      See Youth Conferences.
Nationalism, 77.1, 438.31, 438.35
Navváb (Ásíyih Khánum, the Most Exalted Leaf), 164.2-2a
Nawnahálán Company, 227.21, 239.11
Naw-Rúz messages, (1976) 169, (1980) 248
Nawrúzí-Íránzád, Yúnis, 413.1-2
Nayshábúr (Iran), 293.3
Nayyirí-Isfahání, Husayn, 381.3
Nazareth, 264.2
Nepal,
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 92.1, 104.1, 358.4;
      dissolution of National Spiritual Assembly of, 169.1
Netherlands, 384.3
New Caledonia, 403.2b
New Delhi, 24.17;
      Mashriqu'l-Adhkár (Mother Temple of the Indian Subcontinent) of, 358.3, 452;
      women's conference in, 197
New Era School (Panchgani), 308.7
New Guinea, 162.6
New Hebrides,
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 141.7, 169.1, 184.5
Newsletters, Bahá'í, 120, 162.19, 280.18-19
New World Order, 181.2
New York City, 128.9, 432.1;
      as City of the Covenant, 447.5
New Zealand, 184.3, 402.2
Niamey,
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 153.1
Nicobar Islands,
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 371.1
Niederreiter, Leo, 267.3e, 439.2e
Niger, 221.5;
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 141.7, 153.1-2
Nigeria, 153.2, 278.1;
      establishment of Publishing Trust in, 275.9g
Nikko (Japan), 100.2
Nine Year Plan (1964-73), 2.10-11, 13.5, 14, 57.1, 86.1, 97.2;
      acquisition of properties during, 16.6;
      acquisition of teaching institutes during, 14.6, 16.8, 87.1, 95.2, 109.1;
      announcement of, 6;
      commitment to victory during, 68.13;
      goals and objectives of, 6.8, 10.4, 14.6-9, 16.5, 16.7-10, 66.3-4, 106, 110.9, 125.1;
      guidelines for, 16;
      international cooperation during, 110.6, 128.15-16;
      launching of, 13.1, 14;
      Local Spiritual Assemblies and, 113;
      message to conference in Southeast Asia during, 89;
      national endowments and, 16.7;
      needs during, 68.11-12;
      phases of, 34.8, 47;
      and preparing for celebrations of centenary of proclamation of Bahau'lláh, 24.14-16;
      role of Hands of the Cause as Standard-Bearers during, 6.6, 14.10;
      tasks of, 14.5, 24.7-13, 34.8, 89.1, 89.3;
      territories opened during, 16.5, 24.4;

      themes of, 19.1;
      victories of, 128.2-3;
      youth fields of service during, 37.4-8
Nineteen Day Feast.
      See Feast, Nineteen Day.
Nírúmand, Mahshíd, 364.1
Níyákán, 'Alí-Ridá, 417.1
North America:
      as Cradle of Administrative Order, 101.2;
      first Bahá'í radio station in, 348
North Atlantic Conference.
      See Oceanic Conferences.
North Pacific Oceanic Conference.
      See Oceanic Conferences.
Northwest Pacific, 104.1
Núk (Iran), Village of, 270.1, 378.5
Nuqayb, 440.3
"Nuqtatu'l-Káf," 251.3
Obelisk, 128.19
Oceanic Conferences, 13.5, 14.5, 68.6, 96.5;
      First (Palermo, 1967), 53, 63, 66, 68.3;
      in Rose-Hill, Mauritius (1970), 68.6, 82;
      North Pacific (Sapporo, 1971), 68.6, 100;
      South China Seas (Singapore [orig. Djakarta], 1971), 68.6, 89;
      South Pacific (Suva, Fiji, 1971), 68.6, 98;
      Carribean Conference in Kingston, Jamaica (1971), 97;
      North Atlantic (Reykjavik, 1971), 68.6, 100.7, 101, 171.2.
      See also Continental Conferences.
Office of Social and Economic Development, 379.4
Olinga, Enoch, (Hand of the Cause of God) 91.1, 104.1, 163.1;
      assassination of, 237, 248.1, 276.1
Olyai, Perin, 439.2c
Oman, formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 208.1
Oneness of mankind, 42.23, 97.3, 379.2, 422.2, 427.2, 438.29, 438.39-41
Ong, Rose, 439.2c
Opposition to the Faith:
      compilation on, 152;
      as an opportunity for progress of Faith, 383.6
Oral Law, 308.14
Osborne, Alfred, 60.1, 132.25, 267.4a
Otavalo (Ecuador), 201.1
Ouagadougou (Upper Volta), 169.1
Oule, Kolonario, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3a, 439.4
Pacific Ocean, 91.1, 221.13b, 403.1-2b
Pacific Islands, 358.3
Palermo (Sicily), 53, 63, 66, 68.3
Panama:
      Mashriqu'l-Adhkár of, 24.3, 46.5, 50, 82.2, 87.1, 96.4, 108, 110.2;
      radio station in, 450
Panama City (Panama), 24.17
Panama Temple.
      See Mashriqu'l-Adhkár(s).
Panchgani (India), 308.7
Papacy, 308.14
Papua New Guinea, 403.2b
Paramaribo (French Guiana),
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 169.1
Paris, 141.6, 150.1, 163.1, 174.2
Parliament, European, 263.3
Pars News Agency, 268.1
Pattern of Bahá'í Life, The, 122
Pavón, Raúl, 132.8, 132.25, 267.3b;
      passing of, 380
Paymán, Khudárahm, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3c, 439.2c
Payraví, Jalál, 396.14
Peace:
      barriers to, 438.30-37;
      conferences, holding of, 434.3;
      International Year of (1986), 427.5, 434.3, 445.2;
      Most Great, 438.60;
      people's longing for, 438.7-8;

      release of statement on, 429;
      statement on, 429, 438, 442.2;
      women's role in establishment of, 448;
      world gathering for, 438.48-52
Peace statement.
      See Promise of World Peace, The.
People of prominence, 248.16
Pereira, Sarah, 132.8, 132.25, 267.3b, 439.4
Perks, Thelma, 60.1, 132.25, 267.4a
Persecution:
      of Bahá'ís in Iran, 215, 218, 220, 226, 227, 231, 233, 234, 235, 238, 239, 241, 246, 248.1-6, 253, 255, 259, 260, 262, 263, 268, 270, 274, 282, 292, 293, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 305, 306, 309, 310, 312, 314, 315, 317, 321.1, 322, 323, 331, 344, 347, 349, 350, 368, 370, 372, 373, 377, 378, 381, 383, 387, 392, 394.2, 395, 396, 418, 437, 447, 456.3;
      of Bahais of Morocco, 390.
      See also Iranian Bahá'ís; Iran; Martyrdoms.
Persia, 221.1, 227.1, 251.3.
      See also Iran.
Personal transformation, 126, 214.3.
      See also Spiritual development.
Peru, 304, 321.2
Philippine Islands, 146.1, 278.1;
      martyrdom of Iranian Bahá'í students in, 121
Pilgrimage, 3, 68.9-10, 147.13, 226.2, 456.2;
      permissions for, 3.5
Pilgrim house, 3, 4.6
Pilgrims, 3.3, 154.1
Pioneer Committees, 24.8-10.
      See also Continental Pioneer Committees.
Pioneering, 162.8-12;
      goals, 110.7, 142.18, 179, 410.2-7;
      and consolidation, 36
Pioneers, 2.4, 2.7, 86, 88.2, 121.2, 128.14, 159.1, 162.8, 169.1, 280.26-27;
      calls for, 28, 31, 83, 155, 191, 232, 302, 394.10, 410;
      cautions to, against prejudice, 18.3;
      deployment of, 279;
      Five Year Plan goals for, 142.18, 179;
      homefront, 280.26, 453.12;
      message to, 86;
      prejudice, 18.3;
      Seven Year Plan objectives for, 221.13f, 222.5, 275.9l, 279.3;
      use of, 228.
      See also Continental Pioneer Committees.
Point-à-Pitre (French Antilles), 169.1
Politics, 88.3, 173;
      principle of noninterference in, 77, 173.8-10;
      relationship of Bahá'ís to, 55, 173.11-14
Polynesia, 98.4-5
Polynesians, 403.2a
Port Vila (New Hebrides), 169.1
Prayer and Meditation, 375.7-9;
      release of compilation on, 24
Prayer(s), 1.1, 280.6, 405.2;
      for Bahá'ís in Iran, 315, 350;
      for children and youth, 167.1;
      compilation of, 280.9;
      daily obligatory, 147.4, 375.7;
      dawn prayers, 142.14, 162.37, 350.2;
      for the Dead, 378.24;
      described by 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 375.7;
      Fire Tablet, 258;
      and Local Spiritual Assemblies, 394.7;
      Long Healing Prayer, 258;
      Medium Obligatory Prayer, 147.3;
      for Moroccan prisoners, 7, 12.2;
      release of compilation on prayer, meditation, and the devotional attitude, 249;
      revealed by 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 352;
      steps for guidance in, 214.5-6
Prayers and Meditations (Bahá'u'lláh), 147.3
Prejudice, 77.10-11, 88.3, 117, 438.10

Presbyterian missionaries, 251.2-3
Press, the, 2.3
Priceless Pearl, The, (Rúhíyyih Rabbani) 157.8
Prince of Peace, 394.11.
      See also Bahá'u'lláh.
Príncipe, 153.2
Principles of Bahá'í Administration, (Shoghi Effendi) 55.9
Principles of the Bahá'í Faith, 77.12;
      confidentiality, 336;
      elimination of extremes of wealth and poverty, 438.30;
      equality of men and women, 438.33;
      harmony of science and religion, 217.5-6;
      noninterference in political affairs, 77.4-5, 378.6;
      oneness of mankind, 427.2, 438.40-47;
      trustworthiness, 435.7, 438.58;
      unity of religion, 438.16-17;
      universal education, 438.34
Pringle, Ruth, 267.3b, 439.2b
Proclamation, 42.21, 45, 128.8-9, 141.9, 280.13;
      activities, 45.3, 45.7, 68.4;
      of Bahá'u'lláh to kings and rulers, 6.8, 24.14-16, 42.16;
      campaign of, 420.3;
      to Heads of States, 358.2;
      opportunities for, 383.2;
      period of, 24.20-23;
      and publicity, 45.5;
      and teaching programs, 45.4, 141.9;
      worldwide, 128.8
Proclamation of Bahá'u'lláh, The, 42.16, 68.4, 130.2
Promise of World Peace, The, 429, 438, 440.1, 442, 443, 444.2, 445.2, 456.3
Promised Day Is Come, The, (Shoghi Effendi) 27.3, 149.2
Promulgation of Universal Peace, The, ('Abdu'l-Bahá) 175.2, 272.6b, 402.9, 448.3d
Propagation:
      Auxiliary Board members for, 11.2a, 137.2, 153.4;
      Auxiliary Boards for, 137, 153.4;
      as function of Continental Boards of Counselors, 58.1;
      as function of Hands of the Cause, 6.4, 14.5, 58.1
Properties, 24.13, 226.2, 227.2, 231.1, 239.10, 264, 275.9f;
      attacks on, 241.1;
      seizure of, 235.2;
      upkeep of, by Bahá'í community, 222.19-22
Property, lost, 147.22
Prophecy, Daniels, 1.2
Prophets, 378.11, 425.2
Proselytizing, 308
Protection:
      Auxiliary Board members for, 11.2a, 137.2, 153.4;
      Auxiliary Boards for, 137, 153.4;
      as function of Continental Boards of Counselors, 58.1;
      as function of Hands of the Cause, 6.4, 14.5, 58.1
Publications: 222.14, 280.9;
      Sacred Texts, 280.8
Public Information Office:
      New York, 432.1;
      World Center, 432, 456.2
Publicity, 2.3, 45.5;
      about Moroccan situation, 12.3;
      and proclamation, 45.5
Publishing, Bahá'í:
      Bahá'í authors, 94.3m, 94.3o-3q;
      Bahá'í publishers, 94.3i-3n;
      cables, 94.3l;
      editing, 94.3m;
      principles of, 94;
      requirement of approval before publication, 94.3a-3j, 94.3n-3p;
      sale and distribution of Bahá'í publications, 94.3r;
      translations, 94.3d-3e, 128.15;
      works reviewed elsewhere, 94.3g
Puerto Rico, formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 104.1
Punishments, 251.4d
Purdil, Fírúz, 413.2
Purest Branch, the.
      See Mihdí, Mírzá.
Púr-Ustádkár, Jamshíd, 416.1
Pústchí, Yadu'lláh, 287.1

Qadímí, Yúsif, 307.3
Qad-Ihtaraqa'l-Mukhlisún, 258.1
Qal'ih Malik, Village of, (Iran) 378.5
Qatar, formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 208.1
Qazvín (Iran), 322.4, 331.1
Qiblih of Bahá'í world, 26, 128.17, 341.4, 440.1
Quito (Ecuador), 275.9d, 288.1, 337.2
Qum (Iran), 322.2
Qur'án, 378.11, 425.9a
Quddús, 176.2
Qurbánpúr, Amínu'lláh, 411.2
Rabbani School (Gwalior, India), 308.7
Rabbani, Shoghi.
      See Shoghi Effendi; Guardian; Guardianship.
Rabbinical Judaism, 308.14
Racial prejudice.
      See Racism.
Racism, 126.5, 308.8, 420.2a, 438.29
Radaví, Muhsin, 392.1
Radio Bahá'í Ecuador.
      See Radio stations, Bahá'í.
Radio and television:
      programs for, 308.7;
      publicity for Faith via, 2.3, 162.21-23, 201.1, 202.1. 280.13-17, 391.1;
      use of, in deepening, 162.21-23, 280.13, 308.7, 391.1;
      use of, in social and economic development, 358.6;
      use of, in teaching and proclamation, 162.21-23, 201.1, 202.1, 205.1, 280.13-17, 308.7, 337.3, 391.1
Radio stations, Bahá'í, 275.9i;
      first, in Otavalo (Ecuador), 201, 205, 313, 308.7, 380.1;
      del Lago Titicaca (Peru), 304, 321.1;
      Caracollo (Bolivia), 391, 394.3;
      at Louis Gregory Bahá'í Institute (WLGI, South Carolina), 348, 394.3;
      in Panama, 450
Rafat, Polin, 439.2e
Rahímíyán, Rahím, 393.3
Rahímkhán Village (Iran), 323.3
Rahímpúr (Khurmá'í), Iran, 381.4
Rahmání, Hádí, 60.1, 104.1, 132.25, 267.4a
Rahmání, Ibráhím, 307.3
Ramoroesi, Daniel, 439.2a
Ranks and stations, 206
Rawhání, 'Atá'u'lláh, 296.1
Rawhání, Hishmatu'lláh, 307.3
Rawhání, Masíh, 439.2c
Rawhání, Qudratu'lláh, 307.1
Rawshaní, Rúhí, 307.3
Rawshaní, Sírús, 307.1
Reagan, Ronald W. (pres., U.S.), 362.1;
      presentation of peace statement to, 443.1
Reason and faith, 217.4-14
Recognition of the Faith, 280.11-12
Reconstruction of society, 195, 425
Recordings (audio), 222.15-16, 453.14;
      of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's voice, 93.1;
      of Bahá'í talks, 93.1
Reed, Betty R., 81.1, 132.25, 267.3e, 439.4
Regional communities, elected representatives of, 2.1
Regional National Assemblies:
      dissolution of, 6.7;
      formation of, 6.7
Regional Spiritual Assemblies, 2.4, 187.3;
      division of, 2.10
Regional Teaching Committees, 194
Registration:
      as a Bahá'í youth, 426.4
Religion:
      disillusionment in, 438.17-20;
      as greatest means for establishment of order in world, 438.14;
      harmony of science and, 217.5-6;
      purpose of, 397.2, 438.13-14;
      strife in, 438.32

Remey, Charles Mason, 23.7, 144
Responsibilities of Bahá'í life, 246.6-10
Réunion,
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 92.2, 104.1
Reuters News Agency, 231.1
Revelation, 24.1, 217.7, 308.14, 394.5, 425.9;
      and development of community life, 403.3;
      interpretation of, 308.14, 308.17
Revell, Ethel, 388
Revell, Jessie, 33
Reviewing Committees, 94.3f
Revolutionary Courts, 281.1, 297.1, 298.1
Reykjavik (Iceland), 68.6, 101, 101.6, 171.2
Ridván, 2.1;
      celebrations of Festival of, 1.2-3, 2.1-3, 2.8;
      electing Local Spiritual Assemblies during, 189.4
Ridván messages,
      (1965) 24,
      (1966) 34,
      (1967) 42,
      (1969) 68,
      (1970) 81,
      (1971) 96,
      (1972) 110,
      (1973) 128,
      (1975) 159,
      (1977) 190,
      (1982) 321,
      (1983) 358,
      (1984) 394,
      (1985) 427,
      (1986) 456
Ridvání, Ahmad, 296.1
Right of God, the.
      See Huqúqu'lláh.
Rissanen, Väinö, 171.3
Robarts, John, (Hand of the Cause of God) 320
Robbery, 69.3
Rogers, Donald O., 439.2b
Root, Martha, (Hand of the Cause of God) 98.3, 185.3
Rose-Hill (Mauritius), 68.6
Rouhani, Mansour, 220.9, 239.2
Rouleau, Eric, 262.13
Royal Asiatic Society, 251.2
Ruhe, David, 56.1, 129.1, 209.1, 359.1
Rúhí, Manúchihr, 406
Rúhíyyih Khánum, Amatu'l-Bahá, (Hand of the Cause of God);
      attending first gathering of members Universal House of Justice in council chamber of Seat, 354.2;
      at Bahá'í Women's Conference, 197.1;
      at ceremony for laying foundation stone of Mother Temple of Indian Subcontinent, 196;
      at Conference of Counselors, 447.2;
      at conferences in Bolivia and Mauritius, 85.1;
      at dedication of Mother Temple of Indian Subcontinent, 452.1;
      at dedication of Mother Temple of Latin America, 110.2;
      at dedication of Samoan House of Worship, 394.3;
      at first national conventions, 91.1, 104.1;
      at Intercontinental Conferences, 24.17, 42.17, 163.1, 288.1;
      joined by new counselors moving to Holy Land, 361.3;
      laying foundation stone of House of Worship in Panama, 24.17, 46.5, 50.1;
      presenting peace statement to secretary-general of the United Nations, 442.1, 444.2;
      representing Universal House of Justice, 24.17, 42.17, 91.1, 104.1, 110.2, 163.1, 196, 288.1, 394.3, 452.1;
      at reinterment of remains of Mírzá Muhammad-Qulí, 440.5
Rwanda, 104.1
Ryukyus, 100.4
Sabeti, Parviz, 239.2
Sábirán, 'Imád, 153.3
Sábirí, Símín, 364.1
Sábiríyán, Yadu'lláh, 393.4
Sabri, Isobel, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3a, 361.3
Sacred scriptures of mankind,
      promise of world peace in, 438.1
Sacred scriptures, Bahá'í:
      collation and classification of, 14.5, 54.1, 128.4-5;
     
      regular reading of, 375.5
Sádiqí, Parvíz, 121.2
Sádiqípur, 'Abbás-'Alí, 335.1
Sadiqzádih, Kámbíz, 307.3
Safá'í, Suhayl, 360.1
Sahbá, Faríbúrz, 198.1
St. John's, 248.14
St. Lucia, 221.13b
St. Vincent, 221.13b, 248.14
Salmánpúr, Manúchihr, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3c, 439.4
Samandarí, Mihdí, 60.1, 132.25, 153.3, 267.3a, 439.2a
Samandarí, Farámarz, 254.1
Samandarí, Tarázu'lláh, (Hand of the Cause of God) 42.17;
      passing of, 65
Samaniego, Vicente, 60.1, 121.3, 132.25, 267.3c, 439.2c
Samímí, Kámrán, 307.1
Samoa:
      Mashriqu'l-Adhkár in, 141.6, 143, 210, 275.6, 419.3;
      National Spiritual Assembly of, 403.2b.
      See also Western Samoa.
San Diego, 223.1
San Francisco, 223.1
Sangsar (Iran), 254.1
Saõ Tomé, 153.2
Sapporo (Japan), 68.6, 101.6
Sárí (Iran), 368.1
Sassen (Spitzbergen), 171.2
SAVAK (Iranian Secret Police), 220.5, 239.2, 239.5, 262.8, 262.12, 299.1
Saysán, Village of, (Iran) 322.2
Scandinavian volunteer service organizations, 384.3
Schechter, Fred, 267.3b, 439.2b
Scholars, Bahá'í:
      Hasan M. Balyuzi, 247;
      Ishráq-Khávarí, 119
Scholarship, 217, 453.13
School(s), 2.10, 4.6, 453.13;
      New Era Bahá'í, 308.7;
      Rabbani, 308.7;
      summer and winter, 95.2, 109.1, 117.3, 222.9, 375.1;
      tutorial, 222.11-13, 280.25.
      See also Education; Institutes.
Science and religion, 217.5-6
Scotland, 48.3
Scriptures.
      See Bahá'í Writings.
Sears, William, (Hand of the Cause of God) 276;
      A Cry from the Heart, 312;
      in Ireland, 104.1;
      in Kenya, 163.1;
      in Mauritius, 85.1;
      in Nigeria, 288.1;
      representing Universal House of Justice, 85.1, 104.1, 163.1, 288.1;
      return to Africa by, 276
Seat of the Universal House of Justice.
      See Universal House of Justice, seat of.
Selections from the Writings of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 330.2, 402.7, 448.5
Self-control, 126.7c, 126.9
Self-defense, 69
Semple, Ian, p. v, 56.1, 129.1, 209.1, 359.1
Sénégal, formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 141.7, 153.2
Senoga, Edith, 439.2a
Serrano, Arturo, 439.2b
Seven Year Plan (1979-86), 216, 221, 275, 280;
      accomplishments of, 248.9-13, 456.2;
      Bahá'í literature commissioned during, 280.8;
      call for pioneers during, 302;
      comments on aspects of, 280;
      condition of Bahá'ís in Iran during, 275.3;
      decision to launch, 216;
      final year of, 427.1;
      goals for Bahá'í International Fund during, 284;
      goals and objectives of, 221, 222, 275, 280, 394.10;
      goals of National Spiritual Assemblies during, 221.12-13;
      launching of, 221, 358.2;
      obstacles and opportunities during, 221.7-10;
      phases of, 275.5-7, 275.9, 427.1;

      plans for International Youth Year during, 386.4-5;
      termination of, 447.3;
      use of pioneers and traveling teachers during, 228
Sex, 126.7-9, 224.4-5.
      See also Chastity; Marriage.
Sexual immorality, 126.7a-9
Seychelles,
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 92.1, 104.1
Sezgin, Ilhan, 439.2c
Sherrill, Velma, 132.8, 132.25, 267.3b, 439.4
Shiraz (Iran):
      arrests of Bahá'ís in, 255.1, 322.4, 364.2-6;
      Bahá'í cemetery in, 356.1;
      destruction of Bahá'í homes in, 215.1;
      House of the Báb in, 157.3b, 225, 226.2, 235, 241, 282, 301.1, 314.1;
      imprisonment of Bahá'ís in, 347;
      martyrdoms in, 277, 281, 335, 344.2, 345, 351, 355, 356, 363, 364, 367, 381.3;
      martyred youth in, 364, 365;
      persecution of Bahá'ís in, 215, 218.2, 281;
      Revolutionary Court of, 281.1;
      torture of Bahá'ís in, 349.
      See also Iran; Iranian Bahá'ís; Martyrdoms; Persecution, of Bahá'ís in Iran.
Shirkat-i-Nawnahálán, 227.5
Shoghi Effendi, 330.3;
      as author of God Passes By, 24.15;
      birthplace of, 154.1, 157.6, 159.1;
      childhood and upbringing of, 157.8-8b, 157.12;
      institution of Hands of the Cause of God fostered by, 13.6;
      Most Great Jubilee crowning victory of life of, 1.2-3;
      passing of, 23.3, 59.1, 75.14, 111.6, 321.3;
      resting-place of, 1.4, 2.3, 177.1;
      safeguarding letters of, 54, 161, 409;
      twenty-fifth anniversary of passing of, 275.8, 321.3;
      writings of, about Greatest Holy Leaf, 313.5.
      See also Guardian; Guardianship.
Sierra Leone,
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 141.7, 153.1-2
"Sign of God."
      See Guardian, as "sign of God."
Sikkim (India),
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 38.1
Singapore,
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 89.4, 92.1, 104.1
Sipihr-Arfa', Yadu'lláh, 344.2
Six Year Plan (1986-92), 427.6, 439.5, 445.2, 447.3, 447.6;
      emphasis on fostering equality of the sexes during, 453.13;
      formulation of, 415;
      major objectives of, 453.10-18;
      setting national goals for, 447.7, 453;
      social and economic development goals during, 453.18
Síyáh-Chál, 226.2
Síyávushí, Hidáyat, 351
Síyávushí, Jamshíd, 363
Síyávushí, Táhirih, 364.1
Smith, Alan, 439.2b
Smith, David R., 439.2b
Social and economic development, 358.6, 379.2, 394.6;
      as field of Bahá'í service in, 379;
      offices of, 379.4, 456.2;
      programs of, 385.6, 453.18
Society:
      involvement by Bahá'ís in life of, 427.4-5;
      reconstruction of, 397, 425
Soe Tin, U, 439.2c
Sohrab, Ahmad, 402.8a
Solomon Islands:
      first National Convention of, 91.1;
      National Spiritual Assembly of, 403.2b

Somalia, formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 141.7
Some Answered Questions ('Abdu'l-Bahá): 174.1, 330.4;
      house where talks were given, 157.4;
      passing of Laura Dreyfus-Barney, compiler of, 150
Sorabjee, Zena, 132.8-9, 132.25, 267.3c, 439.2c
South America:
      Bahá'í radio stations in, 201, 205, 213, 275.9i, 304, 308.7, 321.2, 380.1, 391, 394.3;
      carrying torch of the Faith to, 162.6;
      continental goals for, 185.7,
      first International Women's Conference in (1978), 203;
      as mentioned in message to International Conference in Quito, Ecuador, 337.3;
      National Spiritual Assemblies of, 190.1;
      passing of spiritual mother of, 265;
      indigenous believers of, 82.2
South Carolina, first Bahá'í radio station in, 348.1
South Pacific:
      first regional National Spiritual Assembly in, 403.2
South Pacific Oceanic Conference.
      See Oceanic Conferences.
Spanish Sahara, 153.2
Spiritual Assemblies:
      appropriate enforcement of Bahá'í laws by, 405;
      appropriate intervention by, 289.6, 405.2;
      differing roles of, and individuals, 289.3;
      should not pry into people's lives, 405.2.
      See also Local Spiritual Assemblies; National Spiritual Assemblies.
Spiritual authority, 308.14
Spiritual development, 195.3a, 211, 221.6, 375, 397, 425
Spiritual transformation, 425.8
Spitzbergen, 171.2
Standard-Bearers, 6.6, 14.10, 91.1
Star of the West, 27.3, 157.11, 175.2, 330.2;
      references to Greatest Holy Leaf in, 313.9
Statement on peace.
      See Promise of World Peace, The.
Stevenson, Joy, 366.1, 439.2d
Stokes, Michael, 304.1
Strasbourg (France), 263.3
Study classes, 117.3.
      See also Deepening.
Subhání, Nusratu'lláh, 424.1
Successors, Chosen, 6.2
Sudan, 91.1
Suffering, 55.5, 55.7, 122.3a, 126.10, 151, 173.2, 173.11a, 195.2, 252.3-4, 308.5, 425, 438.6, 438.11, 438.30.
      See also Tests.
Sundram, Chellie J., 60.1, 132.25, 267.3c, 439.2c
Supreme Tribunal, 422
Surinam, 141.7, 169.1
Súriy-i-Mulúk (Tablet to the Kings), 14.5, 20.10, 24.15-16, 128.8;
      commemoration of revelation of, 41;
°°      Intercontinental Conferences to celebrate centenary of revelation of, 45.1
Suva (Fiji), 68.6, 403.2
Suzuki, Hideya, 169.1, 267.3c, 439.4
Sydney (Australia), 24.17, 184.3
Synopsis and Codification of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, 125, 147, 166, 251, 375.9, 455.4
Tablet of Carmel, 164.2a, 354.1, 358.3
Tablet of the Branch, 330.2
Tablet of the World, 272.6c
Tablet of Visitation, 192.4
Tablets of 'Abdu'l-Bahá Abbas, 23.18b
Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh Revealed after the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, 272.6d

Tablets of the Divine Plan ('Abdu'l-Bahá), 82.1, 98.5, 171.1, 187.2, 340.1;
      fiftieth anniversary of revelation of, 32, 34.1
Tablets of Visitation, 334.2
Tablet to the Kings, 128.8
Tablighat-i-Islamí, 262.8
Tabríz (Iran), 254.1, 255.1, 268.1, 292.1, 322.2, 396.14, 417.1, 441.1
Taherzadeh, Adib, 169.1, 267.3e, 439.2e
Tahqíqí, Habíbu'lláh, 292.1
Taiwan, National Spiritual Assembly of, 100.3
Tákur (Iran), House of Bahá'u'lláh in, 226.2;
      demolition of, 305, 314.1, 358.2
Talá'í, Kúrush, 311.1
Ta'lím, Rúhú'lláh, 416.1
Tanumafili II, Susuga Malietoa (King, Western Samoa), 130, 242.1;
      first reigning monarch to accept Faith, 130, 184.3, 341.4, 403.2a;
      presence of, at future site Samoan House of Worship, 242.1
      visit of, to Guardian's resting-place, 177
Taslímí, 'Abdu'l-Husayn, 307.3
Taymúrí, Parvín, 193.2
Taymúrí, Rúhu'lláh, 193.1-3
Teaching:
      administrative duties and, not mutually exclusive, 11.2a;
      appeal to increase efforts in, 14.3-4, 24.12, 34.9-13, 63.9-10, 68.11-12, 73, 100.2, 321.6, 379.9;
      border, 222.7;
      and consolidation, 34.13, 221.13e;
      expanding the work of, 456.2;
      expansion and consolidation in, 18.6-7;
      extracts from Bahá'í Writings on, 18.10-18, 52.5-20;
      Five Year Plan goals for, 88.1, 110.5, 141.4;
      grassroots, 379.6-7;
      importance of, 73, 308.11-12;
      importance of conferences on, 142.15, 162.16-18, 222.8;
      individual initiative in, 14.7, 34.15-17, 73.5, 221.13d;
      international goals in, 221.12;
      Local Spiritual Assembly plans for, 394.7;
      the masses, 2.8, 18, 20, 30, 43, 51, 52;
      Nine Year Plan goals for, 14.6-9;
      and proclamation through use of mass media, 24.20-22a, 42.21, 45, 141.9, 280.13;
      publishing materials for, 94.1;
      release of compilation on the individual and, 43;
      relationship between Bahá'í Fund and, 2.11, 13.2, 34.14;
      in rural areas, 280.16;
      Seven Year Plan goals for, 221.12, 221.13c-13f;
      versus proselytizing, 308.3-5;
      victories in, 221.3-5;
      youth and, 37.6, 128.12-13, 141.10, 162.33-34, 222.6, 321.5.
      See also Consolidation; Expansion and Consolidation; International Teaching Center; International Teaching Conferences; Pioneering; Teaching the masses; Traveling Teaching.
Teaching Institutes.
      See Institutes, teaching.
Teaching the masses, 18, 30, 52
Tehran (Iran):
      Bahá'í cemetery in, 305.1, 381.5;
      desecration of Bahá'í properties in, 262.9, 305.1, 381.5;
      martyrdoms in, 286, 311.1, 344.2, 360.1, 381.3, 392.1, 393, 396.14, 400, 416, 421, 424;
      Mitháqíyyih Hospital in, 227.2;
      persecution of Bahá'ís in, 215.1, 273.1, 297.1, 300.1, 301.1, 317.2, 322.4, 323.3, 368.2, 370.1-2, 392.1;
      plans for Mashriqu'l-Adhkár in, 128.16;
      publication of false charges in newspapers of, 268.1.

      See also Iran; Iranian Bahá'ís; Martyrdoms; Persecution, of Bahá'ís in Iran.
Tel Susita, 440.4
Television.
      See Radio and television.
Temples, Bahá'í.
      See Mashriqu'l-Adhkár(s).
Ten Year World Crusade, 1.2, 1.5, 2.8, 2.9, 14.2, 14.6, 14.9, 97.2, 98.3, 134.1, 162.6, 176.3, 403.2
Tests, 289, 425.5-5a;
      of Bahá'í community life, 289.
      See also Suffering.
Thábit, Akhtar, 364.1
Thábit-Rásikh, Gushtásb, 296.1
Thábit-Sarvistání, Ahmad-'Alí, 381.3
Theft, 147.23
Thorne, Adam, 439.2e
Thule (Greenland), 171.2
Tiapapata (Western Samoa), 403.2h
Tibyáníyán, Varqá, 287.1
Tillotson, Peter, 110.2
Tithes, law of, 147.19
Titicaca, del Lago, (Peru) 304.1
Tízfahm, Ágáhu'lláh, 324.1
Tobago,
      first National Convention of, 91.1
Togo,
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 141.7, 153.1-2
Tokyo, 100.2
Tomás, Rodrigo, 439.2b
Tonga, National Spiritual Assembly of, 403.2b
Toronto (Ontario), 280.15
Tradition of the Church, 308.14
Transformation, personal, 182.6, 397.2c, 425.8.
      See also Spiritual development.
Transkei,
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 221.13b, 248.14
Translation(s):
      approval of, by Universal House of Justice, 94.3d-3e;
      of Bahá'í literature, 16.10, 162.20, 295.3, 453.14;
      of Fire Tablet, 258;
      by the Guardian, 94.3d-3e;
      of Kitáb-i-Aqdas, 27, 251.2, 456.5;
      of Le Monde article, 262.5-13;
      of Long Healing Prayer, 258;
      of message to Iranian Bahá'ís, 246;
      of open letter about banning of Bahá'í Administration in Iran, 378.3-25;
      of prayers and Tablets for children and youth, 167.2;
      of texts on Huqúqu'lláh, 404.2
Transsexuality, 126.9
Traveling teachers, 30.2, 169.1, 228;
      call for, 31;
      deployment of, 279;
      plan for international collaboration in, 158;
      selection of, 51;
      Seven Year Plan goals for, 222.5, 279.4-8;
      Six Year Plan goals for, 453.12;
      use of, 228.
      See also Pioneering; Teaching; Traveling Teaching.
Traveling teaching, 158.5, 162.8, 162.13, 162.33-34, 183;
      launch of program for, 159.1.
      See also Pioneering; Teaching; Traveling Teachers.
Treasury Committees, 435.12-14
Tree of Holiness, 1.4
Tribalism, 77.1, 77.7-11, 88.3, 308.8
Tribal peoples, 162.8, 453.12, 456.2
Trinidad, first National Convention of, 91.1
True, Edna, 60.1, 132.25, 267.4a
Trust Territories,
      enrollment of people in, 100.4
Tumansky, A.G., 251.2
Tunisia, National Spiritual Assembly of, 153.2
Turkey, 41, 264.4
Turkistan, 4.5-6
Tutorial Schools, 280.30-41;
      books and materials for, 280.35;
      definition of, 280.31;
      program for, 280.37-39;
     
      registration and fees for, 280.36;
      as a sign of social and economic development, 358.6;
      teachers for, 280.33-34
Tuvalu,
      National Spiritual Assembly of, 221.13b, 248.14, 403.2b
Twin institutions (Guardianship and Universal House of Justice), 6.2, 23, 35, 164.2a, 456.4.
      See also Guardianship; Universal House of Justice.
Uganda:
      dissolution of National Spiritual Assembly of, 221.5;
      National Spiritual Assembly of, 71.1, 358.4;
      passing of Hand of the Cause of God Músá Banání in, 102;
      re-formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 248.14
Umaná Company, 239.10
Umtata (Transkei), National Spiritual Assembly of, 248.14
UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund), 308.8, 376.1
Unit Conventions, 433.6-8.
United Kingdom, 122.1, 291, 384.3
      See also British Isles; England; Scotland.
United Nations:
      Bahá'í consultative status at, 78;
      Bahá'í International Community and, 49, 68.5, 128.9, 141.5, 284.5, 308.8, 309.1, 376.1-2, 394.3;
      Decade of Women, 427.5;
      development of relationship between Bahá'í community and, 2.10, 14.5, 394.9;
      ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council), 78;
      Human Rights Commission at, 255.1;
      International Year of Peace (1986), 420.1, 422.5;
      International Women's Year (1975), 162.32;
      International Youth Year (1985), 376, 386. 427.5;
      permanent Bahá'í representative at, 128.9;
      presentation of peace statement to secretary-general of, 442;
      protection of minorities discussed with, 263.2;
      resolution in support of Iranian Bahá'ís, 314.7, 444;
      secretary-general of, 255.1. 263.2, 442;
      support of, for Iranian Bahá'ís, 263.2, 444
United Nations Volunteers, 384.3
United States, 160, 362;
      destiny of, 443.1;
      fiftieth anniversary of National Spiritual Assembly of, 160;
      Louis Gregory Bahá'í Institute in, 394.3;
      Peace Corps of, 384.3;
      role of, in support of oppressed peoples, 362;
      first national youth conference in, 61
Unity:
      of Assemblies, 336.2-8, 358.7;
      Bahá'ís' influence toward, 427.4;
      of Bahá'í world community, 128.15-16, 221.1, 358.7;
      in diversity, 77.9;
      of faith and reason, 217.8-10;
      as fundamental purpose of Faith, 117.4;
      of nations, 149.2, 422.2;
      of peoples of the world, 340.4, 438.53-56;
      political, 422.2;
      in spirit and action, 397.4-6
Unity Conference (Ganado, Arizona, 1972), 112
Universal Court of Arbitration, 412.3b-3c
Universal House of Justice:
      authority of, 23.24, 35.8-9, 75.15-17, 308.14;
      and the Bahá'í International Community, 49;
      as channel of divine guidance, 6.3;
      communications of, 2.5;
      constitution of, 14.5, 23.24, 123, 128.6, 229.1;
      decisions of, 3.2-3, 5, 111.6-10, 115.1;
      duties and functions of, 6.2, 75.5-8, 412;
     
      election of, 1.4, 2.1, 23, 35, 56, 129, 209, 327, 332, 359;
      emergence of, 2.8;
      Guardian's authority to define legislative action of, 75.17;
      Guardianship and, as twin Successors of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 6.2, 164.2a;
      infallibility of, 23, 35.3-7d, 75.2-17, 308.14;
      legislative process of, 75.10;
      membership of, 48, 166.6-6b;
      National Spiritual Assemblies as pillars of, 6.7, 14.6, 190.1;
      occupation of seat of, 354;
      powers of elucidation of, 412;
      powers granted to, by Bahá'u'lláh in Kitáb-i-Aqdas, 75.6;
      in relation to Guardianship, 5, 6.2, 35, 75, 412;
      seal of, 2.5;
      seat of, 3.2, 115, 136.1, 140, 141.5, 159.1, 164, 165, 169.1, 186, 190.1, 334, 354, 447.3;
      significant meetings with member of, 223, 236;
      as Trustees of Bahá'í Faith, 438.5
Universal participation, 2.11, 9.2-2a, 19, 87.6-8
Upper Volta, 153.2;
      formation of National Spiritual Assembly of, 81, 91.1, 141.7, 169.1
Urúmíyyih (Iran), 300.1, 322.1, 324.1, 339.1, 396.13
Vafá'í, Násir, 285.2
Vafá'í, Manúchihr, 344.2
Vafá'í, Rahmatu'lláh, 355.1
Vahdat-i-Haqq, Husayn, 317.2
Vahdat, Nusratu'lláh, 399.1
Vahdat, Yadu'lláh, 281.1
Vanuatu,
      National Spiritual Assembly of, 403.2b
Varjávandí, Rustam, 421.1
Varqá, 'Alí-Muhammad, (Hand of the Cause of God) 91.1, 177.1, 361.2, 447.2
Vasudevan, Sankaran-Nair, 60.1
Victoria (Queen, England), message of Bahá'u'lláh to, 19.4
Vientiane (Laos), 38.1
Vietnam,
      disbanding of National Spiritual Assembly of, 221.5
Voice of America, 299
Voluntary Nonsectarian Organizations, service in, 384
Von Czekus, Rolf, 439.2b
Voting, 79.3-6;
      eligibility for, 333.16;
      procedures for election of delegates to National Conventions, 433
Vujdání, Bahár, 254.1
Vujdání, Farámarz, 121.2
Vujdání, Rahmatu'lláh, 437.1-2
Vuyiya, Peter, 132.8, 132.25, 267.3a, 439.2a
War, 438.10, 438.25
Warren, Lucretia Mancho, 439.2a
Wellspring of Guidance, 412.2, 412.4
Western Africa:
      National Spiritual Assembly of, 153.1;
      zone of, 153.2.
      See also Africa.
Western Europe, 221.8.
      See also Europe.
Western Hemisphere, 170.3-4, 172.3
Western Pilgrim House, 3.2, 361.7
Western Samoa, 130.2, 184.3, 210.1, 242, 321.1, 403.
      See also Samoa; Tanumafili II, Susuga Malietoa.
West Indies, Bahá'í community of, 187.4
When We Grow Up (Bahíyyih Nakhjavání), 272.1
Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, 23.22c, 35.2, 75.3, 75.18, 412.3-3a, 451.3
Wilmette, 223.1, 265.1, 423.1
Winckler, Bahíyyih, 132.25, 267.3a, 439.4.
      See also Bahíyyih Ford.
Windhoek (Namibia), 248.14

Windward Islands, 104.1, 248.14
Wingi, Mabuku, 382.1, 439.2a
Witzel, Donald, 60.1, 132.25, 267.3b, 439.4
WLGI (radio station), 394.3.
      See also Institute, Louis Gregory Bahá'í; Radio Stations, Bahá'í.
Wolcott, Charles, p. v, 56.1, 129.1, 209.1, 359.1
Women, 147.2, 162.32, 166, 272, 338.5, 448;
      concept of uncleanness of, abolished, 455.3;
      emancipation of, 438.33;
      exemption of, from acts of worship, 455;
      membership of Universal House of Justice confined to men, 166, 448;
      mother's role as first educator of child, 407.3;
      release of compilation on, 446;
      role in society of, 448;
      United Nations decade of, 427.5
Women's Conferences.
      See Bahá'í Women's Conferences.
Word of God:
      Guardian as interpreter of, 75.5-8, 308.14-15, 308.17, 412.2;
      interpretation of, 308.14-17;
      most urgent summons of, 14.3;
      Qur'án as, 378.11;
      Revelation of Bahau'lláh accepted as, 308.14
World Center, 1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 42.2;
      commemoration of fiftieth anniversary of passing Greatest Holy Leaf at, 334;
      communications with, 271.3;
      developments at, 26, 74, 105, 115, 123, 128.4-7, 128.17-20, 159, 164.3, 165, 169, 262.11, 264, 321.3, 432;
      embellishment of endowments at, 2.10, 40.5;
      establishment of International Teaching Center at, 131;
      extension of gardens at Bahjí, 139;
      Five Year Plan goals for, 141.5;
      goals of, 24.2-3, 34.14, 456.5;
      inauguration of Public Information Office at, 432;
      International Year of Peace projects initiated at, 420.2;
      lifeblood of, 68.9;
      needs of, 40, 385.5, 385.8, 419.4;
      Nine Year Plan goals for, 14.5;
      occupation of Seat of Universal House of Justice at, 354;
      purification of Most Holy Tomb, 26;
      reinterment of Bahá'u'lláh's faithful half-brother, 440;
      Seven Year Plan goals for, 221.11-11f;
      Shoghi Effendis statement regarding, 385.5;
      submission of reports to, 280.11;
      third International Convention at, 116.
      See also Universal House of Justice.
World citizenship, 438.31
World Congress.
      See Bahá'í World Congress.
World Crusade. See Ten Year World Crusade.
World order, 438.3-4, 438.26-27, 438.39
World Order of Bahau'lláh, the:
      understanding, 35.3;
      building, 63.4-5
World Order of Bahá'u'lláh, The, (Shoghi Effendi) 27.3;
      references to Guardianship in, 251.5
World Religion Day, 434.3
Writings, Bahá'í.
      See Bahá'í Writings.
Yaldá'í, Bahram, 363.1
Yaldá'í, Nusrat, 364.1
Yávarí, 'Atá'u'lláh, 311.1
Yazd (Iran), 255.1, 293.1, 396.11, 396.13;
      Bahá'í situation worsening in, 297.1;
      executions of Bahá'ís in, 261, 378.7, 421, 424
Yazdí, 'Azíz, 60.1, 131.1, 132.5, 361.3
Yazdí, Hájí 'Alí, 74.2a

Year of Peace.
      See Peace.
Yemen (San'a), 371.1
Youssefian, Sohrab, 439.2e
Youth, Bahá'í:
      activities of, for International Year of Youth (1985), 376, 386, 422.5;
      declarations of, 333.15;
      developing skills of consultation, 37.9;
      and education, 37.7, 67, 453.13;
      greater participation of, in Bahá'í activities, 321.5, 338.5;
      martyrdoms of Iranian, 364;
      messages to, 37, 61, 67, 364, 365, 369, 386, 408, 428, 431, 449;
      moral standards of, 37.5, 133;
      noncombatant status of, in military, 333.2a;
      periods and fields of service for, 37, 142.16, 384;
      pioneering and, 67, 158.6, 384;
      registration guidelines for, 333;
      release of compilation of prayers and Tablets for, 426;
      responsibilities of, at age of maturity, 426;
      spiritual maturity of, 333.11-16;
      and teaching, 37.6, 128.13, 141.10, 162.33-34, 222.6, 321.5-5a;
      unique opportunities for, 37.3;
      vital role of, 37.1.
      See also Youth Conferences.
Youth Conferences:
      first national, in U.S. (1968), 61;
      in Costa Rica (1983), 357;
      in Honduras (1983), 357;
      in Innsbruck, Switzerland (1983), 369;
      in Ontario, Canada (1984), 408;
      in Columbus, Ohio (1985), 431;
      in Adelaide, Australia (1986), 449.
      See also Youth.
Zá'írpúr, Túbá, 356
Zamání, 'Alí-Muhammad, 396.14
Zanján (Iran), 322.4
Zenimoto, Michitoshi, 439.2c
Zihtáb, Ismá'íl, 292.1
Zimmer, Hermann, 152.2
Zoroastrianism, 24.15, 220.13, 262.7