Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

American couple received permission to go to Tabriz, Persia

Mahmud's Diary
July 10, 1912
New York, NY

The day was cloudy and rainy. The weather in New York is like the rainy season in India. The evening was cooler, and when the rain stopped, a large number of friends and seekers came to visit the Master. He spoke to them about the outpouring of the showers of mercy and divine bounty and the fact that the bounties of the All-Bounteous God will never cease.

Today Mr. and Mrs. Clark said they wished to visit the Master and to obtain permission to go to Tabriz in Persia. The Master asked Valiyu’llah Khan-i-Varqa to write and ask them to wait a little while. But as they came so eagerly and quickly to New York to secure permission, saying that they had been invited by the people of Tabriz, He permitted them to leave for Persia.