Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

An example of the power of the Word of God

Mahmud's Diary
August 31, 1912

Abdu’l-Bahá took His seat in the carriage again and told us:

On our way to Baghdad we had to put up with unbearable hardships. At one time a Turkish soldier of the Ottoman army appeared before us. Mirza Yahya, on seeing the soldier sitting on the horse with majesty and dignity, cried out with great grief and despair, ‘Oh! Where were we? Where are we now going? They say that all heads will bow. When shall it be?’ I said to him in reply, ‘When the divine bounty attains perfection, persons greater than this soldier will bow their heads under the shadow of the Word of God.’ Where is Mirza Yahya now? Let him come and see how the power of Bahá’u’lláh has so inspired humility in these Americans, who consider the Turks as nothing, that a person like Mr. Maxwell, an American, is with deference serving Mirza Ahmad, a Persian.