Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

The value and greatness of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s travels will become apparent later

Mahmud's Diary
September 4, 1912

From here the Master and His companions went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell where letters from the East were given to Him. He read the petitions of the friends. Among them was a letter from Mirza Haydar-‘Ali, in which he dwelt on the greatness and significance of the journey of the Master. The Master said:

Yes, the value and greatness of these travels are not known now but will be apparent later on. As we had no other intention except to offer devotion to the Threshold of the One True God, we were assisted and the brightness of divine favor and grace appeared.

Continuing, He said:

At the time of Muhammad’s migration to Medina under divine protection, Abu Bakr, was with Him. He said to Abu Bakr, ‘Be not afraid, God is with us.’ These very words became afterwards the cause of his succession to the Caliphate because the word ‘with us’ included him also. Many proofs and arguments based on these words have been advanced. The value of this bounty, too, is not known now.