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TITLEThe Choice of the West for Abdu'l-Bahá's Epoch-Making Trip
AUTHOR 1Baharieh Rouhani Ma'ani
TITLE_PARENTLights of Irfan
PUB_THISHaj Mehdi Armand Colloquium
ABSTRACTReasons for Abdu'l-Bahá choosing Western nations for the climax of his ministry, and results he achieved in Europe and the United States.
NOTES Presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #107, Louhelen Bahá'í Center (October 2011). Mirrored with permission from'ani_west.
TAGS- Europe; `Abdu'l-Bahá, Travels of (documents); Canada; China; India; Japan; United States (documents)
Abstract: When `Abdu’l-Bahá gained freedom, after fifty-eight years of exile and confinement, He made preparations for a momentous trip. By August 1910, when He began His trip, the Faith of Bahá’u’lláh had spread beyond the borders of lands gripped in the yoke of Islamic fanaticism and orthodoxy, and was established in areas which enjoyed religious freedom. However, He chose the West for His historic trip. The presentation on this topic explores the reasons for His choice and discusses the tremendous results achieved by the visit He made to Europe and North America, particularly the United States.
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