Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Speaking about the martyrs of the Faith and visiting Mirza Valiyu’llah Khan, the son of Varqa

Mahmud's Diary
July 19, 1912
New York, NY

A letter was received from Mrs. Parsons in Dublin, New Hampshire, begging Him to go there to meet some seekers after truth as well as for a change of surroundings and climate. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, although very tired and weak, spent the afternoon receiving friends and revealing Tablets for the believers. At the evening meeting He spoke about the martyrs of the Faith and visited the son of Varqa, the martyr, Mirza Valiyu’llah Khan, who was the recipient of the Master’s loving kindness. He then spoke of the martyrdom of Varqa and his son Ruhu’llah in a most impressive and dignified manner, paying tribute to and demonstrating His great loyalty to these servants of the threshold of the Blessed Beauty. He then said, ‘It is my last night with you and I exhort you to be loving and united.’ When He finished His talk, all the friends demonstrated their great joy and happiness.