Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

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O peoples of the world! The Sun of Truth hath …
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O my Lord! I have drawn nigh unto Thee, in the …
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O ye beloved of God! O ye children of His Kingdom! …
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Praise be to Him Who hath made the world of being, …
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The world’s great Light, once resplendent upon all …
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O ye peoples of the Kingdom! How many a soul …
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O ye spiritual friends of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá! A trusted …
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O ye beloved of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and ye handmaids of …
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O thou whose heart overfloweth with love for the …
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O thou dear handmaid of God! Thy letter hath …
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Service to the friends is service to the Kingdom of …
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Know thou of a certainty that Love is the secret of …
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O thou daughter of the Kingdom! Thy letter dated …
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O ye two blessed souls! Your letters were received. …
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O captive of the love of God! The letter which …
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O ye illumined loved ones and ye handmaids of the …
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O ye who are the chosen ones of the Abhá Kingdom! …
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O thou possessor of a seeing heart! Although, …
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Praise be to Him through Whose splendours the …
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When Christ appeared, twenty centuries ago, although …
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O thou distinguished personage, thou seeker after …
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O thou who art turning thy face towards God! …
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O thou who dost search after truth! Thy letter of …
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O spiritual youth! Praise thou God that thou hast …
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O thou handmaid of God! It is recorded in eastern …
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O thou who seekest the Kingdom of Heaven! Thy …
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In cycles gone by, each one of the Manifestations of …
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O leaf upon the Tree of Life! The Tree of Life, of …
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O thou who art captivated by the truth and …
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Existence is of two kindsone is the existence of …
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O thou who art dear, and wise! Thy letter dated …
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O ye handmaids of the Lord! In this century—the …
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O servant of God! We have noted what thou didst …
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O thou who art serving the world of humanity! …
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O army of God! A letter signed jointly by all of …
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O ye two favoured handmaids of the Lord! The …
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O ye dear friends of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá! A blessed letter …
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O handmaid of God, who tremblest even as a fresh …
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O handmaid of God! Thy letter hath been received, …
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O ye whom ‘Abdu’l-Bahá loveth! I have read your …
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O thou who art steadfast in the Covenant, and …
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O ye co-workers who are supported by armies …
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The prime requisites for them that take counsel …
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The members thereof must take counsel together …
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The first condition is absolute love and harmony …
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O ye who are firm in the Covenant! ‘Abdu’l-Bahá …
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O ye true friends! Your letter hath been received …
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O ye loyal servants of the Ancient Beauty! In every …
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Thy letter hath been received. Thou didst write of …
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You have asked as to the feast in every Bahá’í …
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As to the Nineteen Day Feast, it rejoiceth mind and …
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O servant of the One true God! The Lord be …
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Verily, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá inhaleth the fragrance of the …
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Ye have written as to the meetings of the friends, and …
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It befitteth the friends to hold a gathering, a …
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Whensoever a company of people shall gather in a …
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We hear that thou hast in mind to embellish thy …
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Thou hast asked about places of worship and the …
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‘Abdu’l-Bahá hath long cherished the desire that a …
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Although to outward seeming the Mashriqu’l-Adhkár …
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O Lord, O Thou Who dost bless all those who …
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O my well-beloved daughter of the Kingdom! …
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O ye blessed souls! The letter ye had written to …
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The Mashriqu’l-Adhkár is one of the most vital …
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O thou favoured handmaid of the heavenly Kingdom! …
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O thou who hast sought illumination from the …
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O thou lady of the Kingdom! Thy letter sent from …
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O ye who are firm in the Covenant and the Testament! …
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Thou hast written concerning organization. The …
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O thou ignited candle! Thy letter was received. Its …
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O thou beloved maidservant of God! Thy letter …
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O thou true friend! Read, in the school of God, the …
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O daughter of the Kingdom! Thy letter hath come …
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O bird that singeth sweetly of the Abhá Beauty! In …
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Strive with heart and soul in order to bring about …
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O thou who hast an illumined heart! Thou art even …
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O thou revered maidservant of God! Thy letter …
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O thou who art pure in heart, sanctified in spirit, …
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O respected personage! I have read your work, …
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O thou who art turning thy face to God! Thy …
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Those souls who during the war have served the …
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O thou who art firm in the Covenant, thy letter …
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Convey on behalf of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to thy respected …
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O thou dear handmaid of God! Thy letter hath …
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As for the question regarding marriage under the …
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Bahá’í marriage is the commitment of the two …
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O thou memento of him who died for the Blessed …
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O ye my two beloved children! The news of your …
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O thou who art firm in the Covenant! The letter …
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O God, my God! This Thy handmaid is calling …
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O thou who hast bowed thyself down in prayer …
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O ye two believers in God! The Lord, peerless is …
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O thou maidservant of God! Every woman who …
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O handmaids of the beauty of Abhá! Your letter …
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O handmaids of the Lord! The spiritual assemblage …
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O handmaids of the Merciful! Render ye thanks …
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There are certain pillars which have been established …
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Were there no educator, all souls would remain …
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Thou didst write as to the childrenfrom the very …
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My wish is that these children should receive a …
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O ye who have peace of soul! Among the divine …
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O true companions! All humankind are as children …
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The education and training of children is among …
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O loved ones of God and handmaids of the …
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As to the difference between that material civilization …
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Among the greatest of all services that can possibly …
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It is the hope of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá that those youthful …
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Ye should consider the question of goodly …
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O ye recipients of the favours of God! In this new …
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As to the organization of the schoolsif possible …
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The root cause of wrongdoing is ignorance, and …
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In this holy Cause the question of orphans hath …
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O handmaid of God!… To the mothers must be …
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O ye loving mothers, know ye that in God’s sight, …
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O ye two well-loved handmaids of God! Whatever …
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O thou daughter of the Kingdom! Thy letters …
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O dear one of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá! Be the son of thy …
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O ye young Bahá’í children, ye seekers after true …
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It is incumbent upon Bahá’í children to surpass …
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O my dear children! Your letter was received. A …
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O thou whose years are few, yet whose mental …
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As to thy question regarding the education of …
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O thou who gazest upon the Kingdom of God! …
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The Sunday school for the children in which the …
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The changing of teachers should be neither too …
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Thy letter was received. Praise be to God it …
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O thou servant of the One true God! In this …
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Thy letter was received. I hope that thou mayest …
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O Friends of the Pure and Omnipotent God! To …
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O thou distinguished physician!… Praise be …
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When giving medical treatment turn to the …
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Although ill health is one of the unavoidable conditions …
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There are two ways of healing sickness, material …
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O thou who art attracted to the fragrant breathings …
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According to the explicit decree of Bahá’u’lláh …
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It is incumbent upon everyone to seek medical …
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O thou who art voicing the praises of thy Lord! …
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O ye beloved of the Lord! The Kingdom of God …
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O thou handmaid of God! The heavenly glad …
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Thou didst ask as to the transfiguration of Jesus, …
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O thou yearning flame, thou who art afire with …
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O thou dear handmaid of God! Praise thou God, …
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O thou who hast drawn nigh unto the spirit of …
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O lover of humankind! Thy letter hath been …
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Thou didst write as to the question of spiritual …
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O thou handmaid afire with the love of God! I …
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Reflect upon the past events of the time of …
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O ye sons and daughters of the Kingdom! …
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O thou who hast eyes to see! That which thou …
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O thou handmaid aflame with the fire of God’s …
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O thou believer in the oneness of God! Know …
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As to the question regarding the soul of a murderer, …
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O thou handmaid of God! In this day, to thank …
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O thou son of the Kingdom! Thy most agreeable …
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O thou flame of God’s love! What thou hast …
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O thou servant of the Holy Threshold! We have …
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O ye who are strongly attracted! O ye who are …
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Grieve thou not over the ascension of my beloved …
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As to thy question, doth every soul without …
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O thou sincere and loyal handmaid of the Lord! …
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O thou who seekest the Kingdom of heaven! …
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O ye dear friends of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá! At all times …
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O ye two seekers after truth! Your letter was …
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O ye two faithful and assured souls! The letter …
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O my God! O my God! Verily Thy servant, …
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O servant of Bahá! Be self-sacrificing in the path …
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Thou hadst asked about fate, predestination and …
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O thou lady of the Kingdom! Praise thou God …
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O ye two patient souls! Your letter was received. …
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O thou seeker of the Kingdom! Thy letter was …
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O thou beloved maidservant of God, although …
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Praise be to God, thy heart is engaged in the …
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Those souls that, in this day, enter the divine …
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O ye spiritual friends of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá! The letter …
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Mortal charm shall fade away, roses shall give …
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O thou who art attracted to the Kingdom of …
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O living flame of heavenly love! Thine heart …
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O maidservant of God! Thy letter dated …
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Strive as much as ye can to turn wholly toward …
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I hope that in this nether world thou shalt attain …
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Regarding the statement in The Hidden Words, …
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O ye who are holding fast unto the Covenant and …
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O thou daughter of the Kingdom! Thy letter was …
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O ye blessed souls! Although ye are undergoing …
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O ye friends and maidservants of the Merciful! …
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O thou who art firm in the Covenant! Three …
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O thou who art firm in the Covenant! Thy letter …
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O ye the cherished loved ones of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá! …
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Today, every wise, vigilant and foresighted person …
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Thou seest me, O my God, bowed down in lowliness, …
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O thou who hast been sore afflicted on the pathway …
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Today, the Lord of Hosts is the defender of the …
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It is daybreak, and from the rising-point of the …
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O ye the sincere loved ones of the Abhá Beauty! …
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O thou exalted bough of the divine Lote-Tree! …
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O thou who art steadfast in the Covenant! Thy …
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O thou servant of God! Do not grieve at the …
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O thou who art enamoured of the breaths of God! …
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O ye sincere ones, ye longing ones, ye who are …
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O my spiritual loved ones! At a time when an …
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O thou who art carried away by the love of God! …
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O ye lovers of truth, ye servants of humankind! …
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O thou who art enamoured of the Covenant! …
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O phoenix of that immortal flame kindled in the …
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O ye respected souls! From the continual imitation …
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Praise be to Him Who hath rent the dark asunder, …
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O ye who have turned your faces toward the …
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O ye servants of the Sacred Threshold! The …
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O ye servants of the Blessed Beauty!… It is clear …
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O ye roses in the garden of God’s love! O ye …
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When the friends do not endeavour to spread the …
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It is at such times that the friends of God avail …
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The teaching work should under all conditions be …
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Follow thou the way of thy Lord, and say not …
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My hope from the grace of the One true Lord …
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Rest assured that the breathings of the Holy Spirit …
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The teacher, when teaching, must be himself …
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O ye close and dear friends of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá! …
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O ye sons and daughters of the Kingdom! Your …
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The Lord of all mankind hath fashioned this …
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O ye who are steadfast in the Covenant! The …
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O ye homeless and wanderers in the Path of God! …
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O ye sons and daughters of the Kingdom! Your …
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O thou servant of God! Thy letter was received. …
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O ye concourse of the Kingdom of Abhá! Two …
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O thou servant of God! Thy letter was received, …
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O ye esteemed ones who are pioneers among the …
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O Servant of the Threshold of Bahá’u’lláh! Thy …
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O sincere servant of the True One! I hear thou …
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O respected personage! Thy second letter dated …
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O thou blossom on the Tree of Life! Happy art …
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As to President Wilson, the fourteen principles …
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O ye faithful friends, O ye sincere servants of …
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O thou who art enraptured by the sweet breathings …
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O God, my God! Illumine the brows of Thy true …
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O Thou, my God, Who guidest the seeker to the …
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Whoso reciteth this prayer with lowliness and …
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