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Shoghi Effendi in Haifa, 1921
1 March 1897
Acre, Ottoman Empire
|Died||4 November 1957
London, United Kingdom
|Resting place||New Southgate Cemetery, London
Rúhíyyih Khánum (m. 1937)
|Parents||Mírzá Hádí Shírází (father)
Ḍíyáʼíyyih Khánum (mother)
After Bahá'u'lláh died, Shoghi Effendi's grandfather, `Abdu'l-Bahá lead the Bahá'ís. `Abdu'l-Bahá died, he left a "will and testament" that said that Shoghi Effendi was the "Guardian", and that his job was to guard and lead the Bahá'í Faith. `Abdu'l-Bahá's will said that only Shoghi Effendi could interpret `Abdu'l-Bahá's or Bahá'u'lláh's books and letters. This was to prevent different people from splitting the religion up because they thought Bahá'u'lláh or `Abdu'l-Bahá meant different things, the way many other religions have split up.
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