From Miss Effie Baker, at the American Pilgrim House, Haifa,
we learn the significant fact that the services held to observe the passing of
Mirza Mohsen Afnan were entirely Baha’i without admixture of Moslem elements --
the first entirely Baha’i funeral service to be held in a Moslem environment.
Thus slowly but surely the Cause asserts itself as an independent Religion
founded upon new laws and teachings and giving rise to new customs and
observances not reflecting superstition and man-made tradition.