In loving memory

In just a short time I will attend the funeral of the last Hand of the Cause of God, Dr. Alí-Muhammad Varqá.  He passed on to the Abha Kingdom on Saturday evening.

The obligations of the Hands of the Cause of God are to diffuse the Divine Fragrances, to edify the souls of men, to promote learning, to improve the character of all men and to be, at all times and under all conditions, sanctified and detached from earthly things. They must manifest the fear of God by their conduct, their manners, their deeds and their words.

 (Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith, p. 444)

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  1. I am really sad that the last Hand of the Cause has passed away. That makes me really sad. such a passing of an era. I feel it more with his passing than with Ruhiyyih Khanum’s, even though she was also the last surviving member of the extended Holy family. I feel ashamed that I don’t really know the station of the Hands adequately…. I sat at his feet once in NYC Baha’i Center, what a blessing.. He was in the US in 1996 or 1997 to deepen the US Baha’is on the Law of Huquq.. He talked a lot about the changes that will and must happen in the world and how the House of Justice is the last refuge.. and why Huquq is so important…