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BWNS: Shrine of Abdu’l-Baha – Work Begins on Building Systems and Exterior Surfaces

April 13, 2024, in Videos > News, by

This video from the Baha’i World News Service (BWNS) shares an update on the construction of the Shrine of Abdu’l-Baha. Following the completion of the structural elements of the Shrine, the project has now advanced to a stage focused on the intricate details of the finishing work. This next step encompasses a wide range of activities, from preparing the exterior surfaces to integrating electrical and mechanical systems, all aimed at bringing the physical form of the Shrine to its envisioned splendor.

You can read the full Baha’i World News Service article here: Shrine of Abdu’l-Baha: Work begins on building systems and exterior surfaces

Sign up to receive email updates from the Baha’i World News Service here, and subscribe to the BWNS YouTube channel here.

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.

You can also check out other great Baha’i-inspired videos on Baha’i Blog’s Youtube channel.

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