Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Mahmud: June 25 — Prohibition of the drinking of wine in the Qur’an

Mahmud's Diary
June 25, 1912
Montclair, NJ

Later ‘Abdu’l-Bahá narrated the story of the conquest of Islam in Persia and spoke about the prohibition of the drinking of wine in the Qur’an. He said:

When the Muslims arrested the leader of the Zoroastrians and flogged him for drinking wine, under the whip he cried, ‘O Muhammad of Arabia, what have you done! What an influence you have shown!’ Now they must say, ‘O Bahá’u’lláh, what have you done! With what power You have made the proud ones the captives of love and have united the East with the West!’