Design for the Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Posted: 2019/09/20

20 September 2019 / 13 Might 176

All Local Spiritual Assemblies

All Regional Bahá’í Councils

All Registered Groups

Dear Bahá’í Friends,

The National Spiritual Assembly is delighted to share the following information from a letter of today’s date, written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice, about the design that has been approved for the Shrine of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá:

“The structure that is envisaged in the design seeks to honour ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s unique position as the Centre of the Covenant, and to reflect at once His lofty station and His humility. It creates a space of immense sacredness, to which pilgrims and visitors will be drawn for the purpose of prayer and meditation.

“A brief video showing the design concept is being made available for viewing in connection with a news story on the website of the Bahá’í World News Service at

“Preparations to commence the construction work for this historic undertaking are already well advanced. The House of Justice has every expectation that the unveiling of this design, which has been so eagerly anticipated since Riḍván, will bring tremendous joy to the friends and inspire them in all the efforts they are making for the progress of the Cause of God.”

Please ensure that the friends in your communities are advised of this joyous news.

With loving Bahá’í greetings,
Karen McKye, Secretary