Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Poems by Louise Waite (Shanaz Khanum) were sung to piano accompaniment for the Master

Mahmud's Diary
September 16, 1912
Chicago, IL

At a gathering of the believers in the afternoon, some of the friends had arranged a musical program at which poems written by Mrs. [Louise] Waite (who had been given the Persian name Shanaz Khanum by the Master) were sung to piano accompaniment as the Master descended the stairs. The Master walked among the friends in such a manner that everyone was moved, overcame their reserve and shed tears of joy and love. A clergyman came forward and supplicated ‘Abdu’l-Bahá: ‘O Thou Prophet of God, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, pray thou for me.’ The Master bestowed His blessings upon him.