• The Priceless Pearl

The Priceless Pearl

Ruhiyyih Rabbani was the widow of the late Guardian and World Head of the Bahá'í Faith who for thirty-six years shaped its affairs and guided its destiny.

The Priceless Pearl, although biographical in treatment, is what the author preferred to call an appraisal of the life and work of this distinguished, unique and far-visioned man, believing that we stand too near to such a towering figure to assemble, at so early a date, a more detailed record of his achievements.

The panorama of his life, so filled with sorrow and drama, victory and crisis, stretches through the pages of this book in a memorable and moving tale of historic events, ably portrayed by the pen of one who was not only a Bahá'í from birth, but honoured by becoming the wife of the Guardian of her Faith, who served him tirelessly as his personal...Show More

Ruhiyyih Rabbani was the widow of the late Guardian and World Head of the Bahá'í Faith who for thirty-six years shaped its affairs and guided its destiny.

The Priceless Pearl, although biographical in treatment, is what the author preferred to call an appraisal of the life and work of this distinguished, unique and far-visioned man, believing that we stand too near to such a towering figure to assemble, at so early a date, a more detailed record of his achievements.

The panorama of his life, so filled with sorrow and drama, victory and crisis, stretches through the pages of this book in a memorable and moving tale of historic events, ably portrayed by the pen of one who was not only a Bahá'í from birth, but honoured by becoming the wife of the Guardian of her Faith, who served him tirelessly as his personal secretary, who was appointed by him a Hand of the Cause of God and who he stated had been his “shield” during difficult days of his life.

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  • Contributors:: Ruhiyyih Rabbani 
  • Format: Softcover book | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 148 x 224 mm | 800 g
  • Publisher: Bahá’í Publishing (USA)
  • Language: English
  • SKU: BKS-BIO-G.0183

About Ruhiyyih Rabbani

Amatu'l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum, born Mary Sutherland Maxwell (1910-2000), grew up in Montreal, Canada. Following the passing of her illustrious husband Shoghi Effendi in 1957 she travelled to 185 countries, independent territories, and islands of the world to teach the Faith.

Her written works include Prescription for Living, which has been widely read and translated into a number of languages, The Desire of the World, A Manual for Pioneers, and Poems of the Passing. She has also produced two documentaries, The Green Light Expedition, a two-hour film of her seven-month journey with her crew through the Amazon area of South America, and The Pilgrimage, a visit to the sacred sites of the Bahá'í World Centre in the Holy Land, guided and narrated by herself. She passed away in January 2000.

Titles by Ruhiyyih Rabbani

Shoghi Effendi

Bahá’í History: Overviews

1844-1853: Ministry of The Báb

1853-1892: Ministry of Bahá’u’lláh

1892-1921: Ministry of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

1921-1957: Ministry of the Guardian

1957 onwards