December 16, 2013

Mirza Muhammad 'Aliy-i-Nahri -- father of Munirih Khanum

Mirza Muhammad 'Aliy-i-Nahri - a devout early believer. His daughter, Munirih Khanum, became the wife of 'Abdu'l-Baha.

December 8, 2013

November 23, 2013

James Mbu -- pioneering to Northern Ghana

1956: James Mbu -- a Cameroon believer on his way pioneering to Northern Ghana

September 8, 2013

Leroy Ioas with Amin Banani and Firuz Kazemzadeh

Left to right, Amin Banani, Leroy Ioas, and Firuz Kazemzadeh at 1947 Stanford University graduation 

July 25, 2013

John Eichenauer - the youngest pioneer of the Faith as of 1939

John Eichenauer, the youngest pioneer of the Faith, who in 1939, at the age of seventeen, went to San Salvador to establish a Baha'i center.

June 8, 2013

Gerda and Martin Aiff with their six children

German Baha’is, Gerda and Martin Aiff with their six children, following their arrival in South West Africa (today’s Namibia) in 1959.
Gerda Aiff

May 16, 2013

May Ellis Bolles

May Ellis Bolles, portrait by the well-known artist Pierre-Emile Cornillier, spring of 1900, the year after her pilgrimage to Akka and meeting ‘Abdu’l-Baha.
May Bolles after her first pilgrimage, circa 1899

April 29, 2013

March 20, 2013

Hand of the Cause John Robarts and Audrey

John and Audrey Robarts
Robarts family
Hand of the Cause John Robarts and Audrey Robarts

March 10, 2013

Enoch Olinga, Ali Nakhjavani and some early pioneers in Cameroon

Early pioneers in Cameroon. Sitting left to right: Enoch Olinga, Ali Nakhjavani. Standing: Samuel Najiki, David Taonti, Benedict Ebala.

February 25, 2013

Hands of the Cause: Dorothy Baker, Shu’a’u’llah Ala’i, Ali-Akbar Furutan, Tarazu’llah Samandari, Musa Banani, and Valiyu’llah Varqa

Some of the Hands of the Cause attending the Stockholm Conference, 1953. From left to right: Dorothy Baker, Shu’a’u’llah Ala’i, Ali-Akbar Furutan, Tarazu’llah Samandari, Musa Banani, and Valiyu’llah Varqa

February 8, 2013

Haji Mirza Haydar-Ali -- 'the Angel of Mount Carmel'

Haji Mirza Haydar-Ali
Born into a -Shaykhi family of Isfahan, Haydar-'Ali was for a time a disciple of Karim Khan, the Shaykhi opponent of the Báb. But after studying the Bab's Writings and seeing the behaviour of the martyrs, Haydar-'Ali became a Bábi. When Baha’u’llah declared Himself to be the Promised One, Haydar-'Ali accepted Him and met Baha'u'llah in Adrianople. He was sent to Egypt where the Persian consul had him arrested. At the end of ten years' imprisonment in the Sudan, he was sent by Baha'u'llah to Persia and Iraq where he spent some twenty-five years travelling throughout the land, encouraging and inspiring the Persian Baha'is. After the passing of Baha'u'llah, Haydar-'Ali devoted himself to 'Abdu'l-Baha and was a staunch defender of the Covenant. He spent his last years in Haifa where he became known as 'the Angel of Mount Carmel' and wrote his memoirs, The Delight of Hearts. He died in 1920 and is buried in the Baha'i cemetery at the foot of Mount Carmel. (A Basic Baha’i Dictionary, by Wendi Momen)

January 14, 2013