Mason Remey's opinion on the death of Shoghi Effendi To summarize the event and prove the truth, I would just quote the testimony of one of the observers - Mason Remey - who was present there. "Shoghi Effendi ascended in a strange situation and under surprising circumstances. For this reason, Ruhiyyih Khanum refused to disclose the facts of his death, and did not want the believers to know those terrible facts of that event. Trying to avoid the awareness of the Baha’i world community from the actual description of the death of Shoghi, she prepared an article with contribution of John Ferraby in London, which was full of fabricated and false subjects. The article was published and distributed in a limited copy; and perhaps the Iranian Friends were not fully aware of its contents. Thus, the true account of the holy ascension is as follows: Shoghi Effendi used to sleep alone in his room. He had slept alone that night and the bedroom was locked from the inside.
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Shoghi Effendi did not accept making any changes to the content of the 10-year plan, or to change the members of the International Baha'i Council, or to change its appointed Chairman (Mason Remey); and had referred in his tablet no. 101 to the statement of Abdu’l Baha, indicating, “To the people of righteous (i.e. the Baha'is)” The continent of America is the center of the lights of spiritual insight and the country of the appearance of the secrets, the source of the virtuous people, and the place of gathering of the free people. Therefore, John Ferraby, Hasan Afnan Balyuzi, and Ruhiyya Maxwell (who was suffering from the infertility complex, and at the same time was very angry with the appointment of Mason Remey, an old man as the president of the embryonic International Baha'i Council. Since Shoghi Effendi did not agree to take their pressure of changing the President, these people surreptitiously poisoned the him. On Sunday, Oct 27 th of 1957, the effec