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'Abdul-Baha Abbas visits William Jennings Bryan's Fairview


photograph of Bahai leader

'Abdul-Baha Abbas (1844-1921), eldest son of Baha'i founder Baha'u'llah, became the sole interpreter of his father's teaching after Baha'u'llah's death.

Fairview guestbook

The Fairview guest book page shows 'Abdul-Baha's blessing, written himself in Farsi (Persian) and including his signature. Also on the page is a somewhat inferior translation by his interpreter, and the names and signatures of the other members of his travelling party.

'Abdul-Baha's prayer

Since its discovery, 'Abdul-Baha's prayer has been translated into English by the secretariat of the International Baha'i Faith. It reads:

Bless this family and grant it happiness in both this world and the world to come. Confirm this distinguished person in the greatest service to the human world, which is the unity of all mankind, that he may attain to Thy good pleasure in this world and obtain a bounteous portion from the surging ocean of Divine outpourings in this luminous age.

-- 'Abdul-Baha Abbas

This article from the Lincoln Daily News of September 23, 1912, related details of 'Abdul-Baha's visit. (548k pdf)

This article about 'Abdul-Baha's visit is from the September 23, 1912, Lincoln Daily Star. (400k pdf)


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