Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Mahmud: June 10 – Bahá’u’lláh appointed and confirmed ‘Abdu’l-Bahá as the Center of the Covenant

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

After prayers and meditations in the morning, the Master called us into His presence and requested that we chant some prayers. Later He was occupied managing His affairs. In the meeting with the friends today He spoke about differences that arise within religions after the ascension of their Founders, the Manifestations, to the heavenly abode. But the Blessed Beauty has shut the door on such differences and has referred all affairs to the House of Justice so that whatever the House of Justice commands, all must obey and submit to it. He said that if the Bahá’ís should become divided into two branches, each establishing a House of Justice of its own in opposition to the other, both would be false. Bahá’u’lláh wrote His Covenant with His own Pen and, prior to the establishment of the House of Justice, He appointed and confirmed the Center of the Covenant, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, directing that ‘whatever He does is correct’.

The Master spoke with great emotion at the meetings of the Bahá’ís, His exhortations accompanied by sighs of grief. His condition during this time was such as to cause great sadness.