A few years ago, I was on my pilgrimage. During this sacred experience, I had an epiphany. One day as I was looking at the pictures hanging on the walls at the House of Abbud, I felt like I was visiting a museum and I did not like that feeling at all. Pilgrimage is to be a sacred experience, not a visit to a museum. Then moments later, as I passed the room where Some Answered Questions had been revealed, I suddenly felt a different feeling. I felt as If I could visualize the conversations, I could imagine where Younis Khan had sat and my experience became sacred. I realized that knowing more about what events have transpired, what stories took place, what Writings had been revealed at the different Holy Places, was the key for me to have a truly sacred experience and connect personally with the history of my Faith. Therefore, I began making compilations on different Holy Places.
I have already posted some of them, more is to come. They are linked below. Perhaps reading about these compilations will assist you in making your pilgrimage more special.
During the Time of Bahá’u’lláh
House of Udi Khammar (work in progress)
House of Abbud (work in progress)
Mansion of Bahji (work in progress)
Bahá’u’lláh in Haifa (work in progress)
During the Time of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
House of Abdullah Pasha (work in progress)
The Carriage of the Master (work in progress)
House of the Master in Haifa (work in progress)
Shrine of the Báb (work in progress)
The Pilgrim House in Haifa (work in progress)