- 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, since the completion of the foundations for the Shrine of Abdu’l-Baha, the first vertical elements are now being raised. The subterranean portion of the structure, which will lie beneath the circular geometry, is also beginning to take shape.
You can read the full Baha’i World News Service article here: Shrine of Abdu’l-Baha: Structure Rises Above Foundation
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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