Abdu’l-Bahá’s life story, from his childhood in Iran and as an exile for 60 years in the Ottoman Empire; his unique station, unequalled in religious history; travels in the West; achievements and contributions to the expansion of His Father’s religion.
published in The World of the Bahá'í Faith, ed. Robert Stockman, pages 72-87 London: Routledge, 2021
Abstract: This chapter is about the third Central Figure of the Bahá’í Faith, the eldest son of Bahá’u’lláh, who was the designated successor and sole interpreter of His Writings. The chapter follows ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s life story from His early childhood in Iran and the Ottoman Empire, where He lived as an exile for more than sixty years until His release in 1908. Emphasis is also placed on His unique station, which does not have an equal in religious history; His travels in the West; and His achievements and contributions to the expansion of His Father’s religion.