‘Abdu’l-Bahá was the son of the founder of the Bahá’í Faith, Bahá’u’lláh. Before His passing, Bahá’u’lláh wrote a document telling the Bahá’ís to turn to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and that He would inspire His son with whatever He needed to know.
Today we can’t meet ’Abdu’l-Bahá, but we can get to know more about Him through the words of those who did meet Him. These stories are about the interactions of the pilgrims and visitors who met ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, both in America and the Holy land, and the emotions of those encounters. They illustrate dramatically the spiritual powers and prescience of ’Abdu’l-Bahá. He would answer questions before they were asked, convert atheists into believers, know the thoughts of His visitors and read the reality of their hearts. For those with receptive hearts, He would guide and educate with profound and uplifting talks. The stories attempt to show a little of what it had been like to be in His Presence.