As a supplementary graphic to our final publication in the Centenary Collection, the matchless Tablet of Visitation for ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the Utterance Project is proud to offer you a four-panel graphic on the language of humility in the Tablet of Visitation for ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.

The first panel pays tribute to the humility of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá throughout His long and heroic life, by focusing on the selection “My Name is ‘Abdu’l-Bahá“, the first selection by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá we chose to publish in the Centenary Collection, an excerpt entirely about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s station.

The next two panels study the Arabic vocabulary for humility in the Tablet of Visitation.

Lastly, this panel was inspired by and is an homage to Mr. ‘Alí Nakhjavaní, who, seventeen years ago, detailed for Violetta the beauty of the Tablet of Visitation for ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Arabic, pointing out to her that “selflessness” or “faná” in Arabic, was spoken four times in the original. That memorable conversation is why this graphic exists.