The Prophecies of
SHOGHI EFFENDI


Shoghi Effendi Rabbani (shawg-kee ef-fen-dee Raw-baw-nee), was born in 1897 near Akka Palestine (now Israel). He was the son of a Persian-Indian man and a Persian woman. His grand-father was Sir 'Abdu'l-Baha Abbas; a Knight of the British Empire and the Eldest Son of Baha'u'llah (baw-haw-Oh-LAW), the Prophet-Founder of the Baha'i Faith: an international world religion that today (2010) has over 6 million Believers worldwide. Believers in Baha'u'llah are called Baha'is (baw-highzz). They believe that Baha'u'llah was the promised "Spirit of Truth"--the Holy Ghost Incarnate.

Baha'is believe that Baha'u'llah is a major Prophet, a "Manifestation of God the Father" on Earth, and that His Divine Mission was to establish the Kingdom of God on Earth--otherwise known as "The World Order of Baha'u'llah".

Baha'u'llah died in 1892, but not before appointing His Firstborn Son, 'Abdu'l-Baha (1844-1921) as His successor and the Interpreter of His Holy Writings.

Before the death of 'Abdu'l-Bahá (awb-dull baw-HAW) in 1921, He proscribed in His Will that His eldest grandson, Shoghi Effendi, would be upon His death made the "Guardian" (i.e. "Pope") of the Baha'i Faith. He held this position until his death, in London, in 1957. He died of the flu.

Baha'is do not believe that Shoghi Effendi was a Prophet; neither major nor minor. However, some Baha'is believe that Shoghi Effendi was a "Seer"; meaning an ordinary human being who receives Revelation from God.

Shoghi Effendi did appear to have some "prophetic abilities". For example:

The Internet Prophecy

In 1936, decades before the Internet was thought of, Shoghi Effendi wrote:

"A mechanism of world inter-communication will be devised, embracing the whole planet, freed from national hinderances and restrictions, and functioning with marvellous swiftness and perfect regularity." (World Order of Baha'u'llah, p.203)
The Holocaust Prophecy

Historians know that the Holocaust (the wholesale extermination of the Jews of Europe, was not thought of until--at the earliest--1943, and not put into action until 1943. The term "holocaust" was not used by the Media until late 1945 or early 1946.

In 1941, Shoghi Effendi wrote:

"The races of the world, Nordic, Slavonic, Mongolian, Arab and African are alike subjected to its [the Second World War's] consuming violence. The world's religious systems are no less affected by the universal paralysis which is creeping over the minds and souls of men. The persecution of world Jewry, the rapid deterioration of Christian institutions, the intestine division and disorders of Islam, are but manifestations of the fear and trembling that has seized humanity in its hour of unprecedented turmoil and peril. On the high seas, in the air, on land, in the forefront of battle, in the palaces of kings, and the cottages of peasants, in the most hallowed sanctuaries, whether secular or religious, the evidences of God's retributive act and mysterious discipline are manifest. Its heavy toll is steadily mounting--a holocaust sparing neither prince nor peasant, neither man nor woman, neither young nor old." (In the handwriting of Shoghi Effendi, appended to a letter dated 25 May 1941 written on his behalf to the National Spiritual Assembly of the United States)