‘Abdu’l-Bahá is the title adopted by the Son of Bahá’u’lláh. His given name was Abbas. He was born in 1844 in what is now Irán and died in 1921 in what is now Israel.
As Bahá’u’lláh’s successor, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá served as Head of the Bahá’í Faith from 1892 to his death. As the chosen interpreter of His Writings, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá expounded upon the teachings of His Father’s Faith, amplified its doctrines, and outlined the central features of its administrative institutions. He wrote over 25,000 tablets, only a fraction of which are translated into English. Many of His lectures and speeches were also documented, some of which are published.