Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Examples of individuals who are worthy of service and sacrifice in this great Cause of God

Mahmud's Diary
July 18, 1912
New York, NY

Abdu’l-Bahá’s talk today centered on the persecutions and tribulations of the Blessed Beauty and the triumph of the Cause of God in the face of opposition from the most powerful enemies.

When the Master later expressed His intention to move from New York to Dublin [in New Hampshire], the friends were stirred by emotion and excitement. He said:

My weakened condition and excessive work hamper me, otherwise many extraordinary souls would have arisen among these friends. As long as such souls do not arise, the real object will not have been accomplished. A certain amount of enthusiasm and ability can be discerned among them, it is other persons who are to arise.

He then mentioned the names of Mulla Hasan and Mulla ‘Abdu’l-Latif, saying:

They were deputized by the mujtahid to see the Blessed Beauty in Mazandaran. The moment they approached Him, they were transformed and became a new creation, not seeking rest for a moment whether by day or night. After undergoing great suffering and persecutions in Mashhad, Mulla ‘Abdu’l-Latif sacrificed his life in the field of martyrdom and hastened to the Abha Kingdom. Similarly, a blind Indian Shaykh attained the presence of Bahá’u’lláh in Mazindaran and danced and sang ecstatically from night till morn. Thus are people required to arise for the Cause of God. Such are the people who are worthy of the field of service and sacrifice.

In the evening the Master spoke on the importance of unity and amity among the friends, on the composition and decomposition of elements, and on the existence and disappearance of matter.