Abdu’l-Baha’s Arabic

I did not study Arabic. When I was a child, I had a book of prayers by His Holiness the Bab in the handwriting of the Blessed Beauty. I really yearned to read it. At night, I would wake up and gaze with longing and intense desire until I saw that I understood Arabic well. Old friends know well that I did not study, but I know how to speak and write Arabic better than eloquent Arabs.”

Abdu’l-Baha, Mahmud’s Diary, Europe, 308; quoted in Muhammad Ali Faizi, Hayat Hazrat Abdu’l-Baha, 4.

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3 Responses to Abdu’l-Baha’s Arabic

  1. wuxiaworld says:

    Arabic is a difficult language to learn!

  2. Hasan says:

    Great! Thanks!

    It is clear that the Master had some powers of a Manifestation of God, for example, knowledge or omniscience at God’s will.

  3. Chris says:

    And here I am struggling with Kitab fi tallum!

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