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A Significant Quote by Ruhiyyih Khanum Concerning the Guardianship

 

 

 

"The storms that ["these prominent backsliders"] have loosed upon us have not only driven the roots of our Faith in Baha'u'llah's system deeper, but have demonstrated to us that, for the first time in history, A RELIGION HAS BEEN GIVEN TO MEN WHICH CANNOT BE SPLIT UP INTO SECTS, for the two Wills--those of Baha''u'llah and the Master--are so strongly constructed and so authentic beyond a shadow of a doubt, that IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DIVORCE THE BODY OF THE TEACHINGS FROM THEIR PROVISIONS [the provisions of the Wills of Baha'u'llah and 'Abdu'l-Baha].  THE PRINCIPLE OF SUCCESSORSHIP, ENDOWED WITH THE RIGHT OF DIVINE INTERPRETATION, IS THE VERY HUB OF THE CAUSE INTO WHICH ITS DOCTRINES AND LAWS FIT LIKE THE SPOKES OF A WHEEL--TEAR OUT THE HUB AND YOU HAVE TO THROW AWAY THE WHOLE THING."  (Emphasis added)

 

"Twenty-Five Years of the Guardianship", Ruhiyyih Khanum, Haifa, Palestine, November 1946