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Biography of Abdu'l-Bahá's sister, who acted as his "deputy, His representative and vicegerent, with none to equal her." Her burial place on Mount Carmel determined the location of the Arc and the later buildings of the World Centre.
Mirrored with permission from'ani_leaf.

The Greatest Holy Leaf's Unparalleled Role in Religious History and the Significance of the Arc, the Site of Her Resting Place

by Baharieh Rouhani Ma'ani

published in Lights of Irfan, 15, pages 199-228
Wilmette: Haj Mehdi Armand Colloquium, 2014
Abstract: Biography of a most remarkable woman in the history of religion, described by Shoghi Effendi as Abdu'l-Bahá's "competent deputy, His representative and vicegerent, with none to equal her." The site the Guardian chose for her burial place was the specific spot on Mount Carmel that determined the location of the Arc, around which are built the institutions of the world administrative order.
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