A few weeks ago I had the privilege to attend a weekend dedicated to styuding the life of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá; most specifically, His travels to the West (Europe and the United States) and realized how little I knew about Him and how much he did for humanity. His life was indeed a life dedicated to everyone around him and I don’t just mean the people He knew and were close to Him but also random strangers He never met before!
This was way over me. How can one person radiate and give so much love? Well, that is the mystery of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá!
He lived a life of tests alonsdige His Father, accompanying Him during His exiles and in prison. He was a prisoner for 40 years! Nothing kept Him from showering everyone with love and compassion. He was truly an angel on Earth.
He was born the 23rd of May 1844 and passed away the 28th of November 1921 after sickness.
“‘Abdu’l-Bahá passed away in 1921, having consolidated the foundations of the Bahá’í Faith and greatly expanded its reach. The northern rooms of the Shrine of the Báb, where He is interred, are a place of pilgrimage for Bahá’ís visiting the World Centre of their Faith.”
Overall, I strongly suggest you read about His life whether you are a Bahá’í and already love Him or if you are not and just want to read the life’s story of an outstanding man that did nothing but spread the love of God to everyone and everywhere He ever went. This is a good start: CLICK HERE.
Please note that even though it is written that His passing was on the 28th of November, with the introduction of the Badí calendar, this date now varies. This year (2016) is celebrated on the early morning of the 27th of November.