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Shoghi Effendi writes in God Passes by that the Blessed Beauty visited Haifa a total of four times [1]. The first visit took place when the Blessed Beauty arrived to ‘Akká by way of Haifa and the last was in 1891.

This compilation is also available to download as a pdf (Bahaullahs visits to Haifa).

 

First Visit (31st of August 1868)

 

“The first visit was of short duration, when He disembarked in 1868 from the Lloyd-Triestino steamer [2].

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When Ali Kuli Khan served the Cause in the United States, it happened that he frequently met with representatives of Iran in that country. In some of those situations, he had to take instant decisions of diplomatic character. In such situations, although he did his Read the rest of this entry »

‘Abdu’l-Baha recounted the following stories of early believers who exemplified being in constant a state of devotional attitude.

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Bahá’u’lláh says:

“That one indeed is a man who, today, dedicateth himself to the service of the entire human race. In all circumstances one should seize upon every means which will promote security and tranquillity among the peoples of the world… Great is the station of man. Great must also be his endeavours for the rehabilitation of the world and the well-being of nations.” Tablet of Maqsúd

It was the summer of 1905 when Mr Sydney Sprague arrived in India. He travelled from town to town and bore every kind of hardship in order to reach the seekers with the call of “Yá Bahá’ul-Abhá”.

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“O ye servants of the Sacred Threshold! The triumphant hosts of the Celestial Concourse, arrayed and marshalled in the realms above, stand ready and expectant to assist and assure victory to that valiant horseman who with confidence spurs on his charger into the arena of service.” (Selections from the Writings of `Abdu’l-Bahá, no 208, p. 264)

One day in the guesthouse in `Akká, `Abdu’l-Bahá told the following story:

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