The Guardians of the Cause of God are the legal interpreter and paraphraser of Bahā’u’llāh’s words. `Abdu’l-Bahā was the first of these and after him, this duty was given to Shoghi and his male descendants:
“O my loving friends! After the passing away of this wronged one, it is incumbent upon the Aghsān (Branches), the Afnān (Twigs) of the Sacred Lote-Tree, the Hands (pillars) of the Cause of God and the loved ones of the Abhā Beauty to turn unto Shoghi Effendi—the youthful branch branched from the two hallowed and sacred Lote-Trees and the fruit grown from the union of the two offshoots of the Tree of Holiness,—as he is the sign of God, the chosen branch, the Guardian of the Cause of God, he unto whom all the Aghsān, the Afnān, the Hands of the Cause of God and His loved ones must turn. He is the Interpreter of the Word of God and after him will succeed the first-born of his lineal descendents.”
Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, The Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahā, p. 11.
Note: “after him will succeed the first-born of his lineal descendents” – Shoghi Effendi died without any children. Strangely, For a man who claimed to be divinely inspired and given the status of “interpreter of divine words”, he was woefully unaware that his grandchild was impotent and would die childless.
“O ye beloved of the Lord! It is incumbent upon the Guardian of the Cause of God to appoint in his own life-time him that shall become his successor, that differences may not arise after his passing.”
Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, The Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahā, p. 12.
Secondly – Regarding the Guardian and the UHJ, there are a number of fundamental contradictions and inconsistencies which are literally ignored by the Baha’i community and administration.
“This new Order which is superior to the void sickly orders of the world and is unique, unparalleled, and unheard of throughout the history of religions, is based on two powerful pillars: the first which is greater is the pillar of divine Guardianship that is the source of interpretations and the second pillar is the divine Universal House of Justice that is the reference of legislation. Just as it is impossible to separate between the laws of the Legislator of the Order (meaning Bahā’u’llāh) and his fundamental basis’ which the Center of the Covenant has declared, separating the two pillars of the New Order from each-other is impossible and infeasible.”
Reference: Shoghi Effendi, Tauqī’āt mubāraki khiṭāb bi aḥibbā’ sharq (Langenhain [Germany]: Lajniyi Millī Nashr Āthār Amrī Bi Zabānhayi Fārsī wa `Arabī, 149 B.), p. 301.
Going against the will of Abdul baha, The Universal House Of Justice continues to function without a guardian. They illegitimately collect Huqúqu’lláh which is the right of Guardian of the faith.
Thus the gaps in Bahā’u’llāh’s laws are to remain forever unfilled and his decrees incomplete. The Baha’i system remains paralyzed, the integrity of the faith imperiled, and the necessary guidance to define the sphere of the legislative action of its elected representatives are totally withdrawn!