O thou firm one in the Covenant!
Thy letter addressed to his honor Mirza Hayder Ali was noted and from its contents regret was experienced because our intention was to prepare the means of tranquility; now it has produced difficulties and you are greatly troubled; but as these troubles are in the path of God it is in reality a favor and will have great results.
Since this is so, it is better that with the utmost cheerfulness and happiness you bid farewell to the friends (saying): I am going on a journey to teach that perchance I may be confirmed in servitude and perhaps the cup of martyrdom may overflow. As in this region the giving up of life is not attainable, therefore it is necessary to hasten to other parts.
Then go to Ishkabad and a letter will be written to Hazrat-i-Afnan to prepare the necessities of the journey to send you to Isfahan because in Isfahan the people are crying aloud for teachers and I hope that you may attain to a great and distinguished service on this journey. From Isfahan you may hasten to Abadeh and Shiraz and from there to the shores of the Persian gulf and the journey may be ended at the blessed tomb.
Upon thee be Baha’u’l-Abha!
(Signed) ‘Abdu’l-Baha Abbas
(Star of the West, vol. 6, no. 7, July 13, 1915)