Dhikru'llah Khadem

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Dhikru'llah Khadem (Arabic: ذكر الله خادم‎‎, transliterated as Zikru'llah and Khádem or Khadim; 1904–1986)[1] was a prominent follower of the Bahá'í Faith, appointed to be a Hand of the Cause by Shoghi Effendi in 1952.[2]

He served as treasurer of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Iran for a time,[3] and later became the first Hand of the Cause to move to the Western Hemisphere.

He also travelled around the world for Shoghi Effendi, then head of the Bahá'í Faith, to over 50 countries including Canada, Malaysia and Japan.[1][4] At the Bahá'í Nikko Conference in Nikko, Japan, Dhikru'llah Khadem was the Guardian's representative.[5]


  1. ^ a b Effendi, Shoghi (1998). "Letter of 18 September 1957". Messages to Canada. Bahá'í Canada Publications. p. 276. ISBN 0-88867-112-1. 
  2. ^ Rabbani, R. (1969). The Priceless Pearl (Hardcover ed.). London, UK: Bahá'í Publishing Trust: 2000. p. 254. ISBN 1-870989-91-0. 
  3. ^ Rabbani, R. (Ed.) (1992). The Ministry of the Custodians 1957-1963. Bahá'í World Centre. p. 28. ISBN 0-85398-350-X. 
  4. ^ Effendi, Shoghi (1970). Dawn of a New Day. India: Bahá'í Publishing Trust. p. 226. 
  5. ^ Sims, Barbara R. (1989). Traces that Remain: A Pictorial History of the Early Days of the Bahá'í Faith Among the Japanese. Japan: Bahá'í Publishing Trust. pp. 138–143. 


  • Khadem, Javidukht (1990). Zikrullah Khadem: The Itinerant Hand of the Cause of God. Baha'i Publishing Trust of the United States. ISBN 0-87743-225-2. 
  • Harper, Barron (1997). Lights of Fortitude (Paperback ed.). Oxford, UK: George Ronald. ISBN 0-85398-413-1. 

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