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The Bahá’í Administrative Order


It is the structure of His New World Order, now stirring in the womb of the administrative institutions He Himself has created, that will serve both as a pattern and a nucleus of that world commonwealth which is the sure, the inevitable destiny of the peoples and nations of the earth.

Shoghi Effendi

The bedrock on which this Administrative Order is founded is God’s immutable Purpose for mankind in this day. The Source from which it derives its inspiration is no one less than Bahá’u’lláh Himself.
Shoghi Effendi

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This collection of pages explores the topic of the Bahá’í Administrative Order.

The Local Spiritual Assembly

The National Spiritual Assembly

The Institution of the Counsellors


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