Selections from the Writings of `Abdu'l-Bahá
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Selections from the Writings of `Abdu'l-Bahá
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  • Baha'i Terms of Use
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  • References to the Qur’án
  • 1: O peoples of the world! The Sun of Truth hath ...
  • 2: O my Lord! I have drawn nigh unto Thee, in the ...
  • 3: O ye beloved of God! O ye children of His Kingdom! ...
  • 4: Praise be to Him Who hath made the world of being, ...
  • 5: The world’s great Light, once resplendent upon all ...
  • 6: O ye peoples of the Kingdom! How many a soul ...
  • 7: O ye spiritual friends of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá! A trusted ...
  • 8: O ye beloved of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and ye handmaids of ...
  • 9: O thou whose heart overfloweth with love for the ...
  • 10: O thou dear handmaid of God! Thy letter hath ...
  • 11: Service to the friends is service to the Kingdom of ...
  • 12: Know thou of a certainty that Love is the secret of ...
  • 13: O thou daughter of the Kingdom! Thy letter dated ...
  • 14: O ye two blessed souls! Your letters were received. ...
  • 15: O captive of the love of God! The letter which ...
  • 16: O ye illumined loved ones and ye handmaids of the ...
  • 17: O ye who are the chosen ones of the Abhá Kingdom! ...
  • 18: O thou possessor of a seeing heart! Although, ...
  • 19: Praise be to Him through Whose splendours the ...
  • 20: When Christ appeared, twenty centuries ago, although ...
  • 21: O thou distinguished personage, thou seeker after ...
  • 22: O thou who art turning thy face towards God! ...
  • 23: O thou who dost search after truth! Thy letter of ...
  • 24: O spiritual youth! Praise thou God that thou hast ...
  • 25: O thou handmaid of God! It is recorded in eastern ...
  • 26: O thou who seekest the Kingdom of Heaven! Thy ...
  • 27: In cycles gone by, each one of the Manifestations of ...
  • 28: O leaf upon the Tree of Life! The Tree of Life, of ...
  • 29: O thou who art captivated by the truth and ...
  • 30: Existence is of two kinds: one is the existence of ...
  • 31: O thou who art dear, and wise! Thy letter dated ...
  • 32: O ye handmaids of the Lord! In this century—the ...
  • 33: O servant of God! We have noted what thou didst ...
  • 34: O thou who art serving the world of humanity! ...
  • 35: O army of God! A letter signed jointly by all of ...
  • 36: O ye two favoured handmaids of the Lord! The ...
  • 37: O ye dear friends of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá! A blessed letter ...
  • 38: O handmaid of God, who tremblest even as a fresh ...
  • 39: O handmaid of God! Thy letter hath been received, ...
  • 40: O ye whom ‘Abdu’l-Bahá loveth! I have read your ...
  • 41: O thou who art steadfast in the Covenant, and ...
  • 42: O ye co-workers who are supported by armies ...
  • 43: The prime requisites for them that take counsel ...
  • 44: The members thereof must take counsel together ...
  • 45: The first condition is absolute love and harmony ...
  • 46: O ye who are firm in the Covenant! ‘Abdu’l-Bahá ...
  • 47: O ye true friends! Your letter hath been received ...
  • 48: O ye loyal servants of the Ancient Beauty! In every ...
  • 49: Thy letter hath been received. Thou didst write of ...
  • 50: You have asked as to the feast in every Bahá’í ...
  • 51: As to the Nineteen Day Feast, it rejoiceth mind and ...
  • 52: O servant of the One true God! The Lord be ...
  • 53: Verily, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá inhaleth the fragrance of the ...
  • 54: Ye have written as to the meetings of the friends, and ...
  • 55: It befitteth the friends to hold a gathering, a ...
  • 56: Whensoever a company of people shall gather in a ...
  • 57: We hear that thou hast in mind to embellish thy ...
  • 58: Thou hast asked about places of worship and the ...
  • 59: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá hath long cherished the desire that a ...
  • 60: Although to outward seeming the Mashriqu’l-Adhkár ...
  • 61: O Lord, O Thou Who dost bless all those who ...
  • 62: O my well-beloved daughter of the Kingdom! ...
  • 63: O ye blessed souls! The letter ye had written to ...
  • 64: The Mashriqu’l-Adhkár is one of the most vital ...
  • 65: O thou favoured handmaid of the heavenly Kingdom! ...
  • 66: O thou who hast sought illumination from the ...
  • 67: O thou lady of the Kingdom! Thy letter sent from ...
  • 68: O ye who are firm in the Covenant and the Testament! ...
  • 69: Thou hast written concerning organization. The ...
  • 70: O thou ignited candle! Thy letter was received. Its ...
  • 71: O thou beloved maidservant of God! Thy letter ...
  • 72: O thou true friend! Read, in the school of God, the ...
  • 73: O daughter of the Kingdom! Thy letter hath come ...
  • 74: O bird that singeth sweetly of the Abhá Beauty! In ...
  • 75: Strive with heart and soul in order to bring about ...
  • 76: O thou who hast an illumined heart! Thou art even ...
  • 77: O thou revered maidservant of God! Thy letter ...
  • 78: O thou who art pure in heart, sanctified in spirit, ...
  • 79: O respected personage! I have read your work, ...
  • 80: O thou who art turning thy face to God! Thy ...
  • 81: Those souls who during the war have served the ...
  • 82: O thou who art firm in the Covenant, thy letter ...
  • 83: Convey on behalf of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to thy respected ...
  • 84: O thou dear handmaid of God! Thy letter hath ...
  • 85: As for the question regarding marriage under the ...
  • 86: Bahá’í marriage is the commitment of the two ...
  • 87: O thou memento of him who died for the Blessed ...
  • 88: O ye my two beloved children! The news of your ...
  • 89: O thou who art firm in the Covenant! The letter ...
  • 90: O God, my God! This Thy handmaid is calling ...
  • 91: O thou who hast bowed thyself down in prayer ...
  • 92: O ye two believers in God! The Lord, peerless is ...
  • 93: O thou maidservant of God! Every woman who ...
  • 94: O handmaids of the beauty of Abhá! Your letter ...
  • 95: O handmaids of the Lord! The spiritual assemblage ...
  • 96: O handmaids of the Merciful! Render ye thanks ...
  • 97: There are certain pillars which have been established ...
  • 98: Were there no educator, all souls would remain ...
  • 99: Thou didst write as to the children: from the very ...
  • 100: My wish is that these children should receive a ...
  • 101: O ye who have peace of soul! Among the divine ...
  • 102: O true companions! All humankind are as children ...
  • 103: The education and training of children is among ...
  • 104: O loved ones of God and handmaids of the ...
  • 105: As to the difference between that material civilization ...
  • 106: Among the greatest of all services that can possibly ...
  • 107: It is the hope of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá that those youthful ...
  • 108: Ye should consider the question of goodly ...
  • 109: O ye recipients of the favours of God! In this new ...
  • 110: As to the organization of the schools: if possible ...
  • 111: The root cause of wrongdoing is ignorance, and ...
  • 112: In this holy Cause the question of orphans hath ...
  • 113: O handmaid of God!... To the mothers must be ...
  • 114: O ye loving mothers, know ye that in God’s sight, ...
  • 115: O ye two well-loved handmaids of God! Whatever ...
  • 116: O thou daughter of the Kingdom! Thy letters ...
  • 117: O dear one of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá! Be the son of thy ...
  • 118: O ye young Bahá’í children, ye seekers after true ...
  • 119: It is incumbent upon Bahá’í children to surpass ...
  • 120: O my dear children! Your letter was received. A ...
  • 121: O thou whose years are few, yet whose mental ...
  • 122: As to thy question regarding the education of ...
  • 123: O thou who gazest upon the Kingdom of God! ...
  • 124: The Sunday school for the children in which the ...
  • 125: The changing of teachers should be neither too ...
  • 126: Thy letter was received. Praise be to God it ...
  • 127: O thou servant of the One true God! In this ...
  • 128: Thy letter was received. I hope that thou mayest ...
  • 129: O Friends of the Pure and Omnipotent God! To ...
  • 130: O thou distinguished physician!... Praise be ...
  • 131: When giving medical treatment turn to the ...
  • 132: Although ill health is one of the unavoidable conditions ...
  • 133: There are two ways of healing sickness, material ...
  • 134: O thou who art attracted to the fragrant breathings ...
  • 135: According to the explicit decree of Bahá’u’lláh ...
  • 136: It is incumbent upon everyone to seek medical ...
  • 137: O thou who art voicing the praises of thy Lord! ...
  • 138: O ye beloved of the Lord! The Kingdom of God ...
  • 139: O thou handmaid of God! The heavenly glad ...
  • 140: Thou didst ask as to the transfiguration of Jesus, ...
  • 141: O thou yearning flame, thou who art afire with ...
  • 142: O thou dear handmaid of God! Praise thou God, ...
  • 143: O thou who hast drawn nigh unto the spirit of ...
  • 144: O lover of humankind! Thy letter hath been ...
  • 145: Thou didst write as to the question of spiritual ...
  • 146: O thou handmaid afire with the love of God! I ...
  • 147: Reflect upon the past events of the time of ...
  • 148: O ye sons and daughters of the Kingdom! ...
  • 149: O thou who hast eyes to see! That which thou ...
  • 150: O thou handmaid aflame with the fire of God’s ...
  • 151: O thou believer in the oneness of God! Know ...
  • 152: As to the question regarding the soul of a murderer, ...
  • 153: O thou handmaid of God! In this day, to thank ...
  • 154: O thou son of the Kingdom! Thy most agreeable ...
  • 155: O thou flame of God’s love! What thou hast ...
  • 156: O thou servant of the Holy Threshold! We have ...
  • 157: O ye who are strongly attracted! O ye who are ...
  • 158: Grieve thou not over the ascension of my beloved ...
  • 159: As to thy question, doth every soul without ...
  • 160: O thou sincere and loyal handmaid of the Lord! ...
  • 161: O thou who seekest the Kingdom of heaven! ...
  • 162: O ye dear friends of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá! At all times ...
  • 163: O ye two seekers after truth! Your letter was ...
  • 164: O ye two faithful and assured souls! The letter ...
  • 165: O my God! O my God! Verily Thy servant, ...
  • 166: O servant of Bahá! Be self-sacrificing in the path ...
  • 167: Thou hadst asked about fate, predestination and ...
  • 168: O thou lady of the Kingdom! Praise thou God ...
  • 169: O ye two patient souls! Your letter was received. ...
  • 170: O thou seeker of the Kingdom! Thy letter was ...
  • 171: O thou beloved maidservant of God, although ...
  • 172: Praise be to God, thy heart is engaged in the ...
  • 173: Those souls that, in this day, enter the divine ...
  • 174: O ye spiritual friends of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá! The letter ...
  • 175: Mortal charm shall fade away, roses shall give ...
  • 176: O thou who art attracted to the Kingdom of ...
  • 177: O living flame of heavenly love! Thine heart ...
  • 178: O maidservant of God! Thy letter dated 9 ...
  • 179: Strive as much as ye can to turn wholly toward ...
  • 180: I hope that in this nether world thou shalt attain ...
  • 181: Regarding the statement in The Hidden Words, ...
  • 182: O ye who are holding fast unto the Covenant and ...
  • 183: O thou daughter of the Kingdom! Thy letter was ...
  • 184: O ye blessed souls! Although ye are undergoing ...
  • 185: O ye friends and maidservants of the Merciful! ...
  • 186: O thou who art firm in the Covenant! Three ...
  • 187: O thou who art firm in the Covenant! Thy letter ...
  • 188: O ye the cherished loved ones of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá! ...
  • 189: Today, every wise, vigilant and foresighted person ...
  • 190: Thou seest me, O my God, bowed down in lowliness, ...
  • 191: O thou who hast been sore afflicted on the pathway ...
  • 192: Today, the Lord of Hosts is the defender of the ...
  • 193: It is daybreak, and from the rising-point of the ...
  • 194: O ye the sincere loved ones of the Abhá Beauty! ...
  • 195: O thou exalted bough of the divine Lote-Tree! ...
  • 196: O thou who art steadfast in the Covenant! Thy ...
  • 197: O thou servant of God! Do not grieve at the ...
  • 198: O thou who art enamoured of the breaths of God! ...
  • 199: O ye sincere ones, ye longing ones, ye who are ...
  • 200: O my spiritual loved ones! At a time when an ...
  • 201: O thou who art carried away by the love of God! ...
  • 202: O ye lovers of truth, ye servants of humankind! ...
  • 203: O thou who art enamoured of the Covenant! ...
  • 204: O phoenix of that immortal flame kindled in the ...
  • 205: O ye respected souls! From the continual imitation ...
  • 206: Praise be to Him Who hath rent the dark asunder, ...
  • 207: O ye who have turned your faces toward the ...
  • 208: O ye servants of the Sacred Threshold! The ...
  • 209: O ye servants of the Blessed Beauty!... It is clear ...
  • 210: O ye roses in the garden of God’s love! O ye ...
  • 211: When the friends do not endeavour to spread the ...
  • 212: It is at such times that the friends of God avail ...
  • 213: The teaching work should under all conditions be ...
  • 214: Follow thou the way of thy Lord, and say not ...
  • 215: My hope from the grace of the One true Lord ...
  • 216: Rest assured that the breathings of the Holy Spirit ...
  • 217: The teacher, when teaching, must be himself ...
  • 218: O ye close and dear friends of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá! ...
  • 219: O ye sons and daughters of the Kingdom! Your ...
  • 220: The Lord of all mankind hath fashioned this ...
  • 221: O ye who are steadfast in the Covenant! The ...
  • 222: O ye homeless and wanderers in the Path of God! ...
  • 223: O ye sons and daughters of the Kingdom! Your ...
  • 224: O thou servant of God! Thy letter was received. ...
  • 225: O ye concourse of the Kingdom of Abhá! Two ...
  • 226: O thou servant of God! Thy letter was received, ...
  • 227: O ye esteemed ones who are pioneers among the ...
  • 228: O Servant of the Threshold of Bahá’u’lláh! Thy ...
  • 229: O sincere servant of the True One! I hear thou ...
  • 230: O respected personage! Thy second letter dated ...
  • 231: O thou blossom on the Tree of Life! Happy art ...
  • 232: As to President Wilson, the fourteen principles ...
  • 233: O ye faithful friends, O ye sincere servants of ...
  • 234: O thou who art enraptured by the sweet breathings ...
  • 235: O God, my God! Illumine the brows of Thy true ...
  • 236: O Thou, my God, Who guidest the seeker to the ...
  • 237: Whoso reciteth this prayer with lowliness and ...
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