February 8, 2014

"To the friends and maid-servants of God, Stuttgart, Germany"

Through Monsieur Dreyfus, to the friends and maid-servants of God, Stuttgart, Germany

Upon them be the glory of El-Abha!

He Is God!

O sons and daughters of the Kingdom!

Your letter which was written on the Day of Naw-Ruz in the assembly of the friends, has arrived. Its contents told of spiritual happenings and feelings of attraction. Its reading brought me the utmost happiness, for -- Praise be to God!--in Germany, the servants and the maid-servants of the Rahman have adorned a gathering of friendship and love in the Day of Naw-Ruz, have perfumed their nostrils with the vivifying breezes of the divine garden, and have been mentioning the King of the Kingdom and the Lord of Hosts.

Therefore, ‘Abdu’l-Baha has been praying and supplicating to the Word of God that these servants and maid-servants of the Rahman may day by day become more brilliant and make greater progress, penetrate the mysteries of the Kingdom, become the cause of the diffusing of the principles of human unity, call every one to the Shade of the Tent of harmony and instruction of mankind, become the cause of enlightenment of these regions, make the hearts filled with the love of the bountiful Beloved, and attract the people to the divine Kingdom, so that during the coming year they may make still greater progress.

The flowers which were inside of your letter were exceedingly sweet, delicate and perfumed; it told of the sweetness of your countenances and characters.

Upon you all be the glory of God.

(Signed) ‘Abdu’l-Baha Abbas
(Star of the West, vol. 1, no. 13, November 4, 1910)