My Name is ʻAbdu’l-Bahá, my identity is ʻAbdu’l-Bahá, my qualification is ʻAbdu’l-Bahá, my reality is ʻAbdu’l-Bahá, my praise is ʻAbdu’l-Bahá. Thraldom to the Blessed Perfection is my glorious and refulgent diadem; and servitude to all the human race is my perpetual religion. Through the bounty and favor of the Blessed Perfection, ʻAbdu’l-Bahá is the Ensign of the Most-Great-Peace, which is waving from the Supreme Apex; and through the gift of the Greatest name, he is the Lamp of Universal Salvation, which is shining with the light of the love of God. The Herald of the Kingdom is he, so that he may awaken the people of the East and of the West. The Voice of Friendship, Uprightness, Truth and Reconciliation is he, so as to cause acceleration throughout all regions. No name, no title, no mention, no commendation hath he nor will ever have except ʻAbdu’l-Bahá. This is my longing. This is my supreme apex. This is my greatest yearning. This is my eternal life. This is my everlasting glory!


نامِ من عبدالبهاء ذاتِ من عبدالبهاء صفتِ من عبدالبهاء حقیقتِ من عبدالبهاء ستایشِ من عبدالبهاء زیرا عبودیّتِ جمالِ مبارک اکلیلِ جلیلِ من است و خدمتِ کلِّ بشر آئینِ دیرینِ من از فضل و عنایتِ جمالِ مبارک عبدالبهاء رایتِ صلحِ اکبر است که در اوجِ اعلی موج زند و بموهبتِ اسمِ اعظم مصباحِ سلامِ عام است که بنورِ محبّت اللّه درخشد منادیِ ملکوتست تا شرق و غرب را بیدار نماید و صوتِ دوستی و راستی و حقیقت‌پرستی و آشتی است که ولوله در آفاق انداخته و هیچ اسمی و رسمی و ذکری و نعتی جز عبدالبهاء ندارد و نخواهد داشت اینست آرزویِ من و اینست اوجِ اَعلایِ من و اینست غایتِ قُصوایِ من و اینست حیاتِ ابدیّۀ من و اینست عزّتِ سرمدیّۀ من

حضرت عبدالبهاء

This is a passage from a significant Tablet of ʻAbdu’l-Bahá (a title meaning “Servant of Bahá”) that was written to the New York City Board of Counsel on 1 January 1907 to clarify, in no uncertain terms, that the Báb and Baháʼuʼlláh represented the second coming of Christ, and to emphatically dispel the notion that He Himself occupied this divine station.

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