- Abdu’l-Baha was the eldest son of Baha’u’llah. When Abdu’l-Baha passed away on 28 November 1921, He was eulogized as One who led humanity to the “Way of Truth,” as a “pillar of peace” and the embodiment of “glory and greatness.”
This video from the Baha’i World News Service (BWNS) describes how journalists from over 55 media outlets across Italy attended a press conference in Milan to learn about the preparation of the marble that will clad the underside of the trellis, the central plaza of the Shrine of Abdu’l-Baha, and the eight columns of the main edifice.
You can read the full Baha’i World News Service article here: Shrine of Abdu’l-Baha: Plans for marble presented at press conference in Italy
The Universal House of Justice announced plans to begin constructing the Shrine of Abdu’l-Baha in its 2019 Ridvan message (you can read the message here, or listen to it here). The Universal House of Justice stated that the Shrine would be in the vicinity of the Ridvan Garden, between Haifa and Bahji, on land consecrated by the footsteps of Baha’u’llah. If you’re curious why the Shrines of the Bab and Baha’u’llah and many Baha’i holy places are located in Israel, you might wish to check out this Baha’i Blog article: Why Is the Baha’i World Centre in Israel?
You can read more about Abdu’l-Baha, including a biography of His life, His Unique Station, a selection of His Writings, and other articles dedicated to Him here on Bahai.org.
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