Who was Abdu’l-Baha?

Abdu'l-Baha
Abdu’l-Baha

The name Abdu’l-Bahá is a title that means ‘Servant of Baha.’ After Baha’u’llah passed on in 1892–His eldest Son–Abdu’l-Bahá was appointed to be the leader of the Baha’i Cause in His Father’s Will and Testament. Abdu’l-Bahá was a gentle Man of infinite kindness who dedicated Himself to the service of all humanity. Baha’is cherish His life on this earth as a perfect example of how we might all live out our days. Abdu’l-Baha gave everything He had to others. He was known throughout the lands in which He lived and traveled as One who would give generously to the poor, care for the sick, and shower love and kindness on everyone with whom He had contact. No one left from His presence without feeling unconditionally loved.  As Abdu’l-Baha wrote, “Never is it the wish of Abdu’l-Bahá to see any being hurt, nor will He make anyone to grieve; for man can receive no greater gift than this, that he rejoice another’s heart. I beg of God that ye will be bringers of joy, even as are the angels in Heaven.” (Abdu’l-Baha, SWA, p. 203)

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