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The Bahá'í Faith

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'Abdu'l-Bahá










Left: Photograph of 'Abdu'l-Bahá taken
in Paris in 1911


Right: 'Abdu'l-Bahá as a younger man.


"'Abdu'l-Bahá" means "Servant of Bahá"

'Abdu'l-Bahá is the eldest son of Bahá'u'lláh and was appointed by Him as the Interpreter of His teachings and the Centre of His Covenant.

In His youth 'Abdu'l-Bahá suffered alongside Bahá'u'lláh in prison but when older He was able to travel to the West.

'Abdu'l-Bahá protected the Bahá'í Faith from division and passed on that duty to His grandson, Shoghi Effendi.

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