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Dawn of a New Day

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • Bahá’í Publishing Trust of India, date unknown
  • Pages:
  • 228
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Page 157

Answer to Various Questions

Local Haziras may be converted to National ones; this is premature at present.
The recognition of our Laws of Personal Status must naturally precede formation of Baha’i courts; as long as your translation is correct his approval is not needed.
You should start a Temple Fund; the site need not exceed two or three acres, and should be inside Delhi or near the city limits.
You will be able to consult with the members of Australian N.S.A. at the time of the Conference in New Delhi about literature; they will certainly assist your Assembly with the publications.
Baha’is from India, Pakistan and Burma are eligible for your Asian Teaching Committee.
Consolidation can mean the establishment of the institutions you enumerate, but it is not essential at present; to increase the assemblies and groups, and bring in new believers, is the most important part of consolidation; as the plan unfolds, he will have to see what other things are really essential and call your attention to them.