Browsing Category "Egypt"
2 Aug
2012
The Marriage of Louis and Louisa Gregory

The Marriage of Louis and Louisa Gregory

 ‘Abdu’l-Bahá stirred up a revolution on race relations when visiting America in 1912 at a time of many restrictions for African-Americans. He rarely criticized others or over-emphasized any tenants of the Bahá’í Faith except His insistence on race amity and equality of […]

25 Mar
2012
Departure from Egypt

Departure from Egypt

While long distance travel by cars or airplanes was just being developed as  ‘Abdu’l-Bahá made His journey  to America, travel by sea across the Atlantic was in its sixth century. The S.S. Cedric which  ‘Abdu’l-Bahá took to New York from […]

18 Mar
2012
Ali Yazdi’s Recollections of Ramleh

Ali Yazdi’s Recollections of Ramleh

I recently came across a thin book called Blessings Beyond Measure: Recollections of `Abdu’l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi. It contains the memoirs of Ali Yazdi who was only 11 at the time of the Master’s second stay in Egypt.  It is delightful […]

4 Feb
2012
The Generosity of the Master

The Generosity of the Master

Detachment from personal wealth paired with generosity to others are twin virtues demonstrated by the Master throughout His life and there are legions of stories on the subject. Juliet Thompson recounts the following of His visit to Switzerland: Just as […]

17 Jan
2012
Hájí Mírzá Haydar-’Alí and Joy During Suffering

Hájí Mírzá Haydar-’Alí and Joy During Suffering

In a quest to learn more about the Baha’ís in Egypt during the time of the Master’s travels I stumbled upon Stories for the Delight of Hearts, the memoirs of Hájí Mírzá Haydar-’Alí. The connection is tenuous: Hájí Mírzá Haydar-’Alí was […]

6 Jan
2012
Major Tudor Pole’s Mission

Major Tudor Pole’s Mission

Wellesley Tudor Pole sought the presence of  ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Alexandria during His first sojourn in Egypt in 1910 —  at that time he wanted to find out more about the Faith and the mysterious personage of the Master. In The Silent […]

26 Dec
2011
The Master’s Health

The Master’s Health

I have been thinking recently about the Master’s health as rest and recuperation were primary reasons for His return to Egypt. Mr. Balyuzi, in his biography of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, writes: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá wintered in Egypt. The lavish expenditure of His energies, during the three […]