Mansion of Bahjí

"Greetings and salutations rest upon this mansion which increases in splendour through the passage of time. Manifold wonders and marvels are found therein, and pens are baffled in attempting to describe them."


The dedicatory statement of Udí Khammár placed over the lintel)

"Here Bahá'u'lláh lived the remaining days of His earthly life in a manner that was majestic yet simple, noble and modest. Although the harsh farmán of Sultán Abdu'l-Azíz remained officially unrepealed, it had become a dead letter. Bahá'u'lláh was still nominally a prisoner, but "the door of majesty and true soverignty were" in words of Abdu'l-Bahá, "flung wide open.""


 Shoghi Effendi