Bahai News -- LA Times: Religion briefs
Friday, January 28, 2000
Bahai adherents mourn loss of founder's
Members of the Bahai faith of Claremont along with followers of the
Bahai faith around the world are mourning the death of the last living
link with the faith's founder.
Ruhiyyih Rabbani died Jan. 19 after a long illness. She was 89.
Rabbani was the widow of Shoghi Effendi, the great-grandson Baha'u'llah,
who established the religion in 19th century Iran.
Effendi headed the Bahai faith until his death in 1957.
Rabbani was also a leader in the Bahai community. She was one of the
group of nine who served as custodians of the Bahai World Centre for six
Bahai followers believe the will of one God is progressively revealed
to people through the founders of the great religions.
Among memorial gatherings around the world, the Bahai of Claremont
will hold a service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at 234 E. Alfred Drive, Claremont.
The program includes readings from the Bahai writings and Ruhiyyih Khanum's
written work. Participants also can share their memories of her. For more
information, call 626-2569.
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