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Autobiography of Jináb-i-Azízí, "the Tailor," a companion of 'Abdu'l-Bahá who travelled with the Master to London and Paris, and also met with Shoghi Effendi. Includes photographs, and provisional translations of several Tablets.
Posted with permission of Mr. Hamid Azizi and his son, Mr. Moojan Azizi. Trans. from Taj-i-Vahhaj (Bahá'í 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.
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
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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