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Shoghi Effendi
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Shoghi Effendi in Haifa, 1921
Religion Baháʼí Faith
Nationality Persian
Born Shoghí Effendi
(1897-03-01)1 March 1897
Acre, Ottoman Empire

4 November 1957(1957-11-04)

(age 60)
London, United Kingdom
Resting place New Southgate Cemetery, London
51°37′26″N 0°08′39″W / 51.6240°N 0.1441°W / 51.6240; -0.1441Coordinates: 51°37′26″N 0°08′39″W / 51.6240°N 0.1441°W / 51.6240; -0.1441
Rúhíyyih Khánum (m. 1937)
Parents Mírzá Hádí Shírází (father)
Ḍíyáʼíyyih Khánum (mother)
Relatives Baháʼu'lláh (great-grandfather)
ʻAbdu'l-Bahá (grandfather)
Senior posting
Title Guardian
Successor None
Signature Shoghiwriting.svg

Shoghi Effendi (1 March 1897-4 November 1957) was a Persian man. He was the great-grandson of Bahá'u'lláh who founded the religion known as the Bahá'í Faith.

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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