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  • The title Knight of Bahá'u'lláh was given by Shoghi Effendi, head of the Bahá'í Faith in the period, to Bahá'ís who arose to open new territories to the Faith starting in the Ten Year Crusade. Those pioneers who succeeded in establishing the Faith's first foothold in a country or territory were designated "Knights of Baha’u’llah", and their names inscribed on a Roll of Honour destined, in time, to be deposited, as called for by the Guardian, under the threshold of the entrance to the Shrine of Baha’u’llah. Nothing testified quite so dramatically to the foresight embodied in Shoghi Effendi's successive Plans than the fact that, within each of the new nation-states born after the second world war, Bahá'í communities and Spiritual Assemblies were already a part of the fabric of national life.” Shoghi Effendi kept a Roll of Honour of all the Knights of Bahá'u'lláh. While inaugurated during the Ten Year Crusade, local restrictions caused some of the goals to remain unfilled. The final Knight of Bahá'u'lláh arrived at Sakhalin Island in December 1990.

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