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Messages to the Bahá’í World: 1950–1957

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • US Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1971 edition
  • Pages:
  • 175
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Pages 173-174

Valíyu’lláh Varqá Passes; Son Appointed

Profoundly grieved by loss of outstanding Hand of Cause of God, exemplary Trustee of Ḥuqúqu’lláh, distinguished representative of most venerable community of Bahá’í world, worthy son, brother of twin immortal martyrs of the Faith, dearly beloved disciple of Center of the Covenant. Shining record of his services extending over half century enriched the annals of Heroic and Formative Ages of Bahá’í Dispensation. His reward in Abhá Kingdom is inestimable. Advise you to erect on my behalf befitting monument 174 at his grave. His mantle as Trustee of funds of Ḥuqúq now falls on ‘Alí Muḥammad his son. Instruct Rawhani Ṭihrán to arrange befitting memorial gatherings in capital and provinces to honor memory of mighty pillar in cradle of Faith of Bahá’u’lláh. Newly appointed Trustee of Ḥuqúq is now elevated to rank of Hand of Cause.

[November 15, 1955]