Shoghi Effendi feels that it should be explained that forbidding self defence by Bahá’u’lláh should not be taken too literally. To put it as bluntly as this, he fears that the question might be misunderstood. Bahá’u’lláh could surely have not meant that a Bahá’í should not attempt to defend his life against any irresponsible assailant who might attack him for any purpose whatever, whether religious or not. Every reasonable person would feel under such circumstances justified in protecting his life….”  Shoghi Effendi

Unfolding Destiny – (Letter of 30 November 1930)

  • Author:  Shoghi Effendi
  • Source:  UK Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1981 edition
  • Pages: 490

Online – http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/UD/ud-563.html.utf8?query=who|fears&action=highlight#gr6


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