Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

An example of a true believer being “humble before the servants of the Threshold of God”

Mahmud's Diary
September 30, 1912
Salt Lake City, UT

[‘Abdu’l-Bahá said:]

I remember once in Tihran when I was a child, I was sitting by Áqa Siyyid Yahya Vahid when Mirza ‘Aliy-i-Sayyah came in wearing the taj and carrying the rod of a dervish and with his bare feet covered with mud. Someone asked him where he was coming from. He replied that he had come from the fortress of Mah-Ku, from the august presence of the Báb. Vahid arose immediately and threw himself at the feet of Sayyah, and with tears streaming down his face he rubbed his beard on Sayyah’s feet saying, ‘He has come from the court of the Beloved.’ Although Vahid was a renowned and illustrious person, still he was humble before the servants of the Threshold of God.