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Mahmúd's Diary

Author Abdu'l-Bahá
Author 2
Mirza Mahmud-i-Zarqani
Title of item
Mahmúd's Diary
Subtitle of item
The Diary of Mírzá Mahmúd-i-Zarqání Chronicling 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Journey to America
Total pages
Editor, translator, etc.  
Mohi Sobhani, trans
Editor, translator, etc.
Shirley Macias, ed
Publisher of this ed.
Oxford: George Ronald
Date of this edition 1998
Language of first ed. Persian
Title of original
Badáyi'u'l-Áthar, vol. 1
Permission editor and publisher
Posted 2005-01-30 by Brett Zamir
Formatted 2005-01-17 by Brett Zamir
Classified in Bahá'í Writings and Books and Pilgrims' notes
Abstract Extensive account of the 1912 travels of Abdu'l-Bahá in the West.
Notes Also available as an updated, proofread Microsoft Word file.

The Universal House of Justice states of this work that it "...attaches great importance to this work which, as you may know, is regarded as a reliable account of `Abdu'l-Bahá's travels in the West and an authentic record of His utterances, whether in the form of formal talks, table talks or random oral statements. Mírzá Mahmúd was a careful and faithful chronicler and engaged in assembling and publishing his work with the permission of the beloved Master, as he states in the Introduction. Indeed, Shoghi Effendi drew upon it for details about the Master's visit to the West in writing God Passes By..."

In response to a question whether the translation as a whole (including the observations of Mahmúd) were approved, the publisher states "The translation as a whole has not been 'approved' but, as mentioned in the Note from the Publisher at the beginning of the book: 'The translations of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's words recorded in the present volume were read and revised at the Bahá'í World Centre."

As the digital copy of this text was taken from a version prior to final editing, there may be some discrepancies between this and the printed work. We have divided the book into "chapters" according to the month of the diary entry to allow for manageable online viewing (though the book can also be viewed as a whole if desired), but the book itself does not separate itself into chapters.

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Tags Abdul-Baha, Life of (documents); Abdul-Baha, Travels of (documents); Mahmuds Diary; Mirza Mahmud-i-Zarqani; Pilgrims notes; Promulgation of Universal Peace (book)
Locations United States (documents)
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