Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Responding to some engineers about a Bahá’í House of Worship

Mahmud's Diary
November 3, 1912
Chicago, IL

That night He went from there to the home of Mrs. Davies where, through the generosity of whose daughter a splendid banquet had been arranged for the Nineteen Day Feast. Several people visited the Master on the second floor of the house, among them some engineers who wanted His comments about the House of Worship. The Master answered:

The Mashriqu’l-Adhkar is circular in shape. It has nine paths, nine gardens, nine pools with fountains and nine gates. Each path will lead to a center such as an orphanage, a hospital, a school, a university and other buildings that are dependencies of the Mashriqu’l-Adhkar. In the building there will be an organ, balconies and a rostrum especially for prayers and devotional programs but addresses may be given there as well.