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Abstract:
Autobiography of Jináb-i-Azízí, "the Tailor," a companion of 'Abdu'l-Baha who travelled with the Master to London and Paris, and also met with Shoghi Effendi. Includes photographs, and provisional translations of several Tablets.
Notes:
Posted with permission of Mr. Hamid Azizi and his son, Mr. Moojan Azizi. Trans. from Taj-i-Vahhaj (Baha'i Publishing Trust of Iran, 1976) by Nahzy & Christopher Buck; English trans. edited by Hamid & Sandra Azizi, 1991. Privately published, and peer-reviewed by editors.

Crown of Glory:
Memoirs of Jinab-i-Aziz'u'llah Azizi

by Aziz'u'llah Azizi

translated by Nahzy Abadi Buck and Christopher Buck.
North Vancouver, BC: 1991
originally published as "Taj-i-Vahhaj" in Persian.
About:
Crown of Glory: Memoirs of Jináb-i-Azíz’u’lláh Azízí is the autobiography of “Jináb-i-Azízí, the Tailor” (1873–1949), whom ‘Abdu’l-Bahá considered to be one of His “dear, renowned and close companions” (Tablet of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, provisional translation, p. 22). This volume contains a wealth of historical anecdotes and photographs, including the author’s eight successive visits to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in the Holy Land, and personal accounts of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in London and in Paris (1913). Jináb-i-Azízí was present at the reading of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Will and Testament, and, two days later, was summoned to a private meeting with Shoghi Effendi, the newly appointed successor to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Provisional translations of several Tablets by Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá are provided as well.
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Preface to the Second Revised Edition5
Tablets of 'Abdu'l-Bahá to Jinab-a-Azízí17
Letter from Shoghi Effendi, via his secretary23
Introduction25
Preface32
Birth36
Teaching the Faith in the Jewish Community42
Account of the Conversion to the Faith of Jinab-i-Aziz'u’llah Azízí44
From Jewish Traditions to Bahá'í Practices46
How Father Attempts to Prevent the Bahá'í Faith from being Taught among the Jewish People  47
My First Baha' i Feast in my Father 's Home47
The Debate50
Debate with Jamal Burujirdi53
Marriage and a Gift from the Reigning Monarch55
Revelation of the First Tablet57
Love to Serve the Cause59
Bahá'í Dervishes62
First Journey to 'Akka to Visit 'Abdu'l-Bahá63
The City of 'Akka71
Journey to Jerusalem72
Wedding Reception In Jerusalem73
Holy Places In Jerusalem74
'Abdu'l-Bahá's Message and Instructions77
In the Presence of 'Abdu'l-Bahá at Bahji78
Permission Granted to Fashion a Rida (Overcoat)80
In the Presence of 'Abdu'l-Bahá after His Release80
Pilgrimage to Bahji, the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh in the Company of 'Abdu'l-Bahá81
Some Answered Questions82
The Gift of Two Lire83
Journey to Beirut84
Arrival in Paris86
In the Company of Muzaffari'd-Din Shah87
The First European-Style Shop at Lalehzar Avenue88
Monsieur Dreyfus Meets Muzaffari'd-Din Shah90
Mothers Death91
Monsieur Dreyfus Comes to Tehran93
Second Journey to Europe and Palestine, and Attaining the Presence of 'Abdu'l-Bahá Again95
Mishkin Qalam was always a source of joy to 'Abdu'l-Bahá99
Smoking Cigarettes and the Water Pipe99
Third Visit to the Presence of 'Abdu'l-Bahá104
The Fourth Visit to 'Abdu'l-Bahá106
Seeking Permission for My Brother to get Married109
The Fifth Visit to 'Abdu'l-Bahá110
Pilgrimage to Bahji in the Company of Shoghi Effendi, on Behalf of Abdu'l-Bahá113
Visiting 'Abdu'l-Bahá in London114
Obtaining a Persian Hat in London for Tamaddun 'ul-Mulk, the Master's Interpreter117
How Tamaddun' ul-Mulk's Conduct displeased 'Abdu'l-Bahá117
'Abdu'l-Bahá teaches in the Churches of London118
'Abdu'l-Bahá's Tour in London and His Encounter with an East Indian120
Portrait Taken of the Master In London122
A Persian Who was Pretending to be British122
The Generosity of 'Abdu'l-Bahá Towards British Ladies123
'Abdu'l-Bahá's Gifts to Me125
'Abdu'l-Bahá at Oxford University Faculty Club125
Attaining the Presence of the Master in Paris127
In the Master's Presence in Paris131
The Theosophical Society132
Newspaper Coverage132
Jalalu'd-Dawlih Attains the Presence of 'Abdu'l-Bahá in Paris133
The War of 1914-1918 and the Days Following134
Visit with the Master after a Lengthy Lapse of Time136
The Son of Azal , Who Sought Refuge at the Sacred Threshold 138
The Counsel of the Master that I should not Travel Alone139
A Mission Given by 'Abdu'l-Bahá140
My Wish for a Ninth Visit to the Beloved of the World, His Holiness 'Abdu'l-Bahá145
Distressing News147
Decision to depart for the Holy Land148
From Port of Eden to Port Said149
The Scene of Heart-Rending Sorrow 149
The Occasion on which the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Bahá was Read150
A Wonderful Feast Following the Reading of the Will and Testament151
Visit to the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh at the Request of the Greatest Holy Leaf152
In the Presence of the Guardian - Shoghi Effendi, "The Chosen Branch"152
Request for Pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Bab and to 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Place of Rest153
Request to Attain the Presence of the Guardian to Gain Permission to Wire Tehran153
The Trip to Europe154
A Third Visit to the Guardian of the Faith - Shoghi Rabbani 156
Letter from Shoghi Effendi, via his secretary159
The Wishes and Aspirations of Jinab-i-Azízí163
Last Days164
The Premonitory Dream of Jinab-i-Aziz'u'llah Azízí164
A Brief Account of the Acceptance of the Faith by Jinab-i-Azizf's Spouse176
The Last Days of Jinab-i-Azízí' s Wife and Her Passing to the Abha Kingdom177
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