Cyrus Daily Messages

Rabia Martin directed Sufi groups in the United States, South America
and Australia. During 1946, at the age of seventy-five, Rabia Martin
made plans to travel to India to meet Meher Baba and work out the
details of setting up a new organization for Sufism in America and
Australia. An Australian Sufi and writer, Francis Brabazon, was sent
by the leader of the Sufis in Australia, Baron Von Frankenburg, to
California to accompany her to India. Soon, however, it became clear
that she was too ill to travel, and she was forced to give up her plan
to meet Baba in India. The doctors had diagnosed that she was dying of

In 1947, a few days before July 23rd, Rabia Martin’s birthday, Meher
Baba sent a message of blessing to her. Her daughter, Etta, was with
her then and recalled: “I do remember one night when she lay very ill
in my home, that a cablegram came from Baba in which he blessed her. I
also think it was around her birthday time too. This message was
wonderful for Murshida. The light that came into her eyes, and her
happiness was beyond words.”

Meher Baba’s message was a great consolation to Rabia Martin before
her death. She passed away peacefully on August 31st, a little more
than a month after her 76th birthday. Rabia Martin was not destined to
meet Meher Baba in person this life. But she achieved her deepest wish
by bringing Sufism in America and the Western world under the guidance
of the Avatar. She entrusted her work to the successor she named a
month before her death, Ivy Oneita Duce.

Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 9, pp. 3182 – 3183.

Murshida Rabia Martin



Eruch Jessawala goes to Baba on this day August 31, 2001