Hasan M. Balyuzi

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Hasan M. Balyuzi (7 September 1908, Shiraz, Iran – 12 February 1980, London) was a prominent Iranian Bahá'í. He was born in Iran, but he spent most of his life in Britain. Balyuzi was an Afnán, a descendant of the Báb's family, on both sides of his family. His father was governor of the Persian Gulf ports and later minister of the interior of Iran.

In 1925 he met Shoghi Effendi after which he became a Bahá'í. In 1932 he went to Britain where he studied diplomatic history at the London School of Economics. In 1933 was elected as a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of Great Britain, which he stayed until he retired in 1960. In October 1957 he was appointed a Hand of the Cause of God by Shoghi Effendi.


  • Balyuzi, Hasan (2001). `Abdu'l-Bahá: The Centre of the Covenant of Bahá'u'lláh (Paperback ed.). Oxford, UK: George Ronald. ISBN 0-85398-043-8. 
  • Balyuzi, Hasan (1973). The Báb: The Herald of the Day of Days. Oxford, UK: George Ronald. ISBN 0-85398-048-9. 
  • Balyuzi, Hasan (1980). Bahá'u'lláh, King of Glory (Paperback ed.). Oxford, UK: George Ronald. ISBN 0-85398-328-3. 
  • Balyuzi, Hasan (1981). Khadijih Bagum, the Wife of the Báb. Oxford, UK: George Ronald. ISBN 0-85398-100-0. 
  • Balyuzi, Hasan (1970). Edward Granville Browne and the Bahá'í Faith. Oxford, UK: George Ronald. ISBN 0-85398-023-3. 
  • Balyuzi, Hasan (1985). Eminent Bahá'ís in the time of Bahá'u'lláh. The Camelot Press Ltd, Southampton. ISBN 0-85398-152-3. 
  • Balyuzi, Hasan (1976). Muhammad and the Course of Islam. Oxford, UK: George Ronald. ISBN 0-85398-478-6. 
  • Balyuzi, Hasan (1982). Studies in Babi and Baha'i History, Vol. 1. Los Angeles, USA: Kalimat Press. ISBN 978-0-933770-16-4. 


  • Harper, Barron (1997). Lights of Fortitude (Paperback ed.). Oxford, UK: George Ronald. ISBN 0-85398-413-1. 

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