son of Bahá'u'lláh and leader of the Bahá'í Faith

`Abdu'l-Bahá was a Persian man who was born on May 23, 1844 and died on November 28, 1921. His father was Bahá'u'lláh who founded the religion known as the Bahá'í Faith.


Bahá'í Faith


The Báb · `Abdu'l-Bahá

Important Books
Aqdas · Kitáb-i-Íqán

The Hidden Words
Some Answered Questions

Leaders and Councils

Administrative Order
The Guardian
Universal House of Justice
Spiritual Assemblies


Bahá'í history · Timeline
Bábís · Shaykh Ahmad

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Shoghi Effendi
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Badí‘ · Apostles
Hands of the Cause


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Index of Bahá'í Articles

`Abdu'l-Bahá spent most of his adult life in prison or under arrest, because of his father's new religion. Bahá'u'lláh called him the "Expounder" of his word, meaning that only `Abdu'l-Bahá had the right to say what Bahá'u'lláh's writings mean. This was to prevent different people from splitting the religion up because they thought Bahá'u'lláh meant different things, the way many other religions have split up.