Baha’i Communities Mark Death of Founder’s Son | Faith and values

DECATUR – Members of Baha’i Faith around the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the death of Abdu’l-Baha, who died on November 28, 1921.

Abdu’l-Baha was the son of the Founder of the Faith, Baha’u’llah, and ruled the Faith from his father’s death in 1892 until his own death. His funeral in Haifa, Israel, brought together 10,000 people in mourning.

While in the Chicago area, he laid the cornerstone of the Baha’i House of Worship at Wilmette. A few years earlier, when he could not leave what is now Israel, Abdu’l-Bahá had approved the construction of this, the second Bahá’í House of Worship, and had given advice to the American Bahá’í on its location and architectural design basics.

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