Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Mahmud: June 12 — Prohibition of cursing enemies and to pray for their forgiveness

Mahmud's Diary
June 12, 1912
New York, NY

As so many people come every day requesting to see ‘Abdu’l-Bahá alone, it is more than the Master can bear in His state of fatigue and exhaustion. Therefore, He instructed us in the morning:

If anyone has not yet met me, or if anyone has some urgent business, call them. All others I will meet in the public gatherings because I have no time and it is impossible to see everyone individually.

After seeing a few seekers and settling the affairs of some friends, He came downstairs and delivered a public address on one of the great teachings of Bahá’u’lláh not found in previous dispensations, which is the prohibition of cursing enemies and to pray for their forgiveness.