Selections from the Writings of 'Abdu'l-Baha
A compilation of correspondence and written works of one of the central figures of the Bahá'í Faith.
'Abdu’l-Bahá, meaning "Servant of the Glory" in Arabic, is the title assumed by 'Abbas Effendi (1844-1921) — the eldest son and appointed successor of Bahá'u'lláh, the Prophet and Founder of the Bahá'í Faith.
A prisoner since the age of nine, 'Abdu'l-Baha shared a lifetime of imprisonment and exile with his father at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. He spent his entire life in tireless service to, and promotion of, Baha'u'llah's teachings.
After His father's passing in 1892, 'Abdu’l-Bahá assumed leadership of the worldwide Bahá'í community until the time of his own passing in 1921. During that time he corresponded with Bahá'ís all over the world, providing them with an abundance of practical and spiritual guidance. The works collected here cover a wide range of topics, including physical and spiritual health, death and the afterlife, the spiritual reality of humankind, the oneness of humanity, and the elimination of prejudice. The wisdom imparted in this volume remains as timeless and relevant today as when it was first committed to paper.