Stories: Rahmatu’lláh Muhajir

Hand of the Cause of God Rahmatu’lláh Muhájir (1923-1979) Copyright © Bahá’í International Community

Rahmatu’lláh (Raḥmat) Muhajir was a fourth-generation Iranian.  His wife, Írán Furútan, the daughter of `Alí-Akbar Furútan  pioneer together to the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia.  In March 1954, Shoghi Effendi named both Rahmatu’lláh and Írán, Kinights of Bahá’u’lláh for their service in responding to the calls of the Ten Year Crusade.  Raḥmat Muhájir’s teaching efforts in the Mentawi Islands helped to establish 12 Bahá’í schools, 33 Local Spiritual Assemblies in 1958. By the time he left, the Siberut Island had established around 4,000 believers with his assistance.  


In 1957, Raḥmat Muhájir was elected as a member of the Regional Spiritual Assembly.  Later that year, he was appointed Hand of the Cause of God by Shoghi Effendi.  Rahmat and his family left Indonesia in 1958, inspiring mass teaching campaigns while traveling to several countries throughout the world.  He died in Ecuador in 1979.


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