"At my birth, Baha'u'llah named me 'Zia' (Light) and gave me the Turkish title 'Effendi.' But on my first visit to Him, when He inquired about my health, I replied in Arabic 'Mabsoot' (I
Although the young merchant's given name was Siyyid 'Ali-Muhammad, He took the name "Báb"
Her husband at a very young age masterfully read the Qur’an, wrote in the purest style and people often were amazed at his calligraphy for someone so young. As he was in his teens
The architect Aqa Bala, who was in 'Akka on pilgrimage at the time, should beg 'Abdu'l-Bahá's permission to build a small bath in His house. And so he submitted his request. Since he was
This handmaid of God was infinitely patient, dignified and reserved, and at all times thankful. But then Bahá’u’lláh left the world, and this was the supreme affliction, the ultimate anguish, and she could endure
Australian Stanley P. Bolton was the first Bahá'í to arrive in Tonga — he arrived on January 25, 1954.
Norman’s parents had moved to South Africa immediately after WWII and he had entered Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, with the intention of becoming a Presbyterian minister. At that time, Rhodes had the
It was Paule who travelled to New Jersey from Quebec and introduced me to the Faith as we fell in love with one another. Paule was originally French Catholic born in Algeria, but then
She often said something to this effect: Nothing worth knowing is attained without labor, tremendous effort, and undivided attention. She always felt sure that she was to go forth to service and that her
Muhammad-Mustafá arose to serve the Cause. He rested neither day nor night. After the Ancient Beauty had departed to the Most Great Prison; after the friends had been taken prisoner in Baghdad and sent