“A message addressed to those Bahá’ís who maintain the following beliefs:”

1. That the Guardianship of the Faith ended with the passing of Shoghi Effendi because he was restricted under the terms of the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to the appointment of an Aghsán as his successor — WRONG.

2. The choice of “another branch” to be his successor, in the event that the Guardian does not have a son worthy of inheriting the Guardianship, refers to an Aghsán — WRONG.

3. That the term Aghsán referred to all of the male relatives of Bahá’u’lláh — WRONG.

4. That Shoghi Effendi died unexpectedly — WRONG.

5. That Shoghi Effendi made no provision for a successor — WRONG.

6. That Shoghi Effendi should have left a will and testament appointing a successor — WRONG.

7. That the entire body of the Hands of the Cause had to approve the one chosen by the Guardian as his successor — WRONG.

8. That the body of nine Hands of the Cause elected from their own number who, according to the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, serve under the Guardian at the World Center and “must give their assent to the choice of the one whom the guardian of the Cause of God hath chosen as his successor” had been brought into existence during the ministry of Shoghi Effendi. — WRONG.

9. That a sans-Guardian Universal House of Justice, without the Guardian presiding as its essential and indispensable “sacred head” under the provisions of the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, is still an institution endowed with infallibility. — WRONG.

The complete fallacy of the above beliefs is discussed and explained at length and Shoghi Effendi’s complete fidelity to the Covenant and faithful compliance with the sacred, immutable and immortal provisions of the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá — the “Child of the Covenant”— in assuring the continuation of the Guardianship, is incontestably proven in articles posted on the following web page:


For detailed irrefutable evidence that Shoghi Effendi clearly and faithfully provided for the continuance of the Guardianship of the Faith, visit the website: http://www.Bahai-Guardian.com

Joel Bray Marangella

Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith

March 2008