"Lua in Persian means 'Flag', and you must be my flag and wave it in the East and in the West!" ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said to Lua Getsinger when she visited Him as a prisoner of
In December 1898, with the kindness and graciousness of Phoebe, she invited Robert (as her butler) to assist her, along with Lua and others to visit the Holy Land.
He was an early martyr of the Faith, was the recipient of the Tablet of the Verse of Light, as he had requested that Bahá'u'lláh interpret the isolated letters at the chapter beginnings of
Locke taught and lectured for more than forty years and worked to protect sacred Indian sites. She won a MacArthur Foundation fellowship for her lifelong work to preserve indigenous North American languages.
Austin was a pioneer in the civil rights movement, and in 1930 was the first African-American woman to graduate from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and the first African American woman to
In 1958, she and her husband established a foundation to support projects in the developing world. She was also instrumental in providing early support for the New Era High School and the New Era
"‘Abdu’l-Bahá recognized Chase as "the first American believer," and Shoghi Effendi later described him as "indeed the first to embrace the Cause of Bahá’u’lláh in the Western world."
Táhirih asked to borrow the writings and take them home. Mullá Javád violently objected, telling her: “Your father is an enemy of the Twin Luminous Lights, Shaykh Ahmad and Siyyid Kázim.
He spent some time in Iraq, and won a crown of endless favor: he would enter the presence of Bahá’u’lláh and many a time would accompany Him on foot to the Shrine of the