Shoghi Effendi – The Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith

In order to guarantee that His Revelation would achieve its purpose of creating a united world—and to safeguard the unity of the Bahá’í community—Bahá’u’lláh appointed His eldest Son, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, as the Centre of His Covenant and ordained the establishment of the Universal House of Justice. In turn, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá established principles for the operation of the Universal House of Justice and stated that after His passing, the Bahá’ís must turn to His eldest grandson, Shoghi Effendi, whom He named Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith.
Shoghi Effendi

 “He Who is your Lord, the All-Merciful, cherisheth in His heart the desire of beholding the entire human race as one soul and one body.”— Bahá’u’lláh

The  world’s equilibrium hath been upset through the vibrating influence of  this most great, this new World Order. Mankind’s ordered life hath been  revolutionized through the agency of this unique, this wondrous  System—the like of which mortal eyes have never witnessed. 
— Bahá’u’lláh , Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 136.

O ye children of men! The fundamental purpose animating the Faith of God and His Religion is to safeguard the interests and promote the unity of the human race, and to foster the spirit of love and fellowship amongst men…Whatsoever is raised on this foundation, the changes and chances of the world can never impair its strength, nor will the revolution of countless centuries undermine its structure.  — Bahá’u’lláh

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