• Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Bahá

The Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá is the document which called into being, outlined the features and set in motion the processes of the Administrative Order of Bahá’u’lláh. It is a document which proclaims the fundamental beliefs of the Bahá’í community; reveals the twofold character of the Mission of the Báb; discloses the station of Bahá’u’lláh; establishes the institution of the Guardianship as a hereditary office and outlines its essential functions; provides the measures for the election of the Universal House of Justice, defines its scope and sets forth its relationship to the institution of the Guardianship; prescribes the obligations, and emphasizes the responsibilities, of the Hands of the Cause of God; and extolls the virtues of the indestructible Covenant established by Bahá’u’lláh.

The Tablet of Carmel, the Tablets of the Divine Plan, and the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá are identified by Shoghi Effendi as three charters informing...Show More

The Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá is the document which called into being, outlined the features and set in motion the processes of the Administrative Order of Bahá’u’lláh. It is a document which proclaims the fundamental beliefs of the Bahá’í community; reveals the twofold character of the Mission of the Báb; discloses the station of Bahá’u’lláh; establishes the institution of the Guardianship as a hereditary office and outlines its essential functions; provides the measures for the election of the Universal House of Justice, defines its scope and sets forth its relationship to the institution of the Guardianship; prescribes the obligations, and emphasizes the responsibilities, of the Hands of the Cause of God; and extolls the virtues of the indestructible Covenant established by Bahá’u’lláh.

The Tablet of Carmel, the Tablets of the Divine Plan, and the Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá are identified by Shoghi Effendi as three charters informing the development of the Bahá’í World Centre; the global expansion of the Bahá’í community; and the evolution of the Bahá’í administration respectively.

  • Contributors:: Abdu'l-Baha (Author)
  • Format: Hardcover book | 68 pages
  • Dimensions: 275 g
  • Publisher: Baha'i Publications Australia, 1992
  • Language: English & Persian
  • Digital Source: Bahá'í Reference Library & Bahaiebooks.org
  • ISBN: 9780909991470
  • SKU: ABDUL_WILL-AU-H
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  • Contributors:: Abdu'l-Baha (Author)
  • Format: Hardcover book | 68 pages
  • Dimensions: 275 g
  • Publisher: Baha'i Publications Australia, 1992
  • Language: English & Persian
  • Digital Source: Bahá'í Reference Library & Bahaiebooks.org
  • ISBN: 9780909991470
  • SKU: ABDUL_WILL-AU-H

About 'Abdu'l-Bahá [MENU]

‘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.

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Talks by 'Abdu'l-Bahá

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