Shoghi Effendi appointed Mr. Alaí as one of the first group of Hands in 1952, and thereafter he travelled extensively, visiting Bahá’í communities in many parts of the world.
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‘ALA’I, Shu’a’u’llah (1889-1984) Iranian HAND OF THE CAUSE. He was born in Tehran into a prominent family: his father was set to become a cleric, but had converted to the Bahá’í Faith, subsequently becoming physician to the royal household. He himself studied accountancy, after which he pursued a distinguished career in various fields of government service, becoming chief controller of army finances (with the rank of general) . He was elected on to the Tehran Bahá’í assembly in 1913, and the newly formed Iranian Bahá’í national assembly in 1934, often serving as its chairman. Shoghi Effendi appointed him as one of the first group of Hands in 1952, and thereafter he travelled extensively, visiting Bahá’í communities in many parts of the world. He left Iran in 1978, spending the last few years of his life in France and then Arizona
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