Friday, April 15, 2011

'Abbas Effendi & Egypt

The son of Bahá'u'lláh the founder of the Baha'i Faith, 'Abbas Effendi ('Abdu'l-Bahá 'Abbas), became the head of the emerging religion after the passing of Bahá'u'lláh—in accordance with His Covenant. When 'Abbas Effendi embarked on his travels in Europe and North America, he frequented Egypt between 1910 and 1913, where he was well received and hosted with respect and dignity by the generous Egyptian people during his sojourn in a number of its cities in these enlightened days of Egypt's modern history.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of 'Abbas Effendi's visits to Egypt, a book was authored and released by Professor Suheil Badi Bushrui, a distinguished author, poet, critic, translator, and media personality who is well known in the United States, the Middle East, India, Africa, and the Arab world. Presently, Bushrui was the first incumbent of CIDCM's (Center for International Development and Conflict Management) Bahá'ì Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland, a position to which he was appointed from 1992 to 2005. He is the founder and current Director of University of Maryland's Kahlil Gibran Research and Studies Project. Well known for his seminal studies in English of the works of W.B. Yeats and for his translations of Yeats' poetry into Arabic, Bushrui is also the foremost authority on the works of Kahlil Gibran. Of note, the author's father, the late Mirza Badi Bushrui who was a resident of Alexandria, had spent much of his childhood and youth years in the home of 'Abbas Effendi in Palestine.

In order to accurately document the historical events during these momentous times, the book, authored in Arabic, was extensively researched and meticulously written by Professor Bushrui. A permission to publish the electronic version of the book was granted by the publisher (© Al-Kamel Verlag 2011)  and can be viewed and downloaded in its entirety at the following links:


Pages 001-008

Pages 009-100

Pages 101-200

Pages 201-300

Pages 301-400

Pages 401-448

For easiest viewing and download, please click HERE....

Entire book in one file

Another site for file download (entire book--one file) here....

The book is also available for download at this link...

A link for reading the book online is available here....

Story in BWNS


  1. Link 009-100 is incorrect. Please provide the correct pages. Thank you very much.

  2. Thank you for noticing. It should work now. Please let me know if there are any other problems.

  3. Barak allah Bekum akhi Bilo.

    Thank you for this wonderful gift. I know Suheil and his brother Danesh Bushrui. Wonderful work indeed.
    Mercy 6

  4. His dear father was like a father to me. A truly blessed family.

  5. There is a problem with the links for the "cover" and the cover picture as each of these two links will ask for a password. Please ignore these, they will be fixed in a few hours, meanwhile the rest of the links should work fine.

  6. شكرا على الجهد الممير لاظهار كتاب متميز

  7. Is this available in English , would be wonderful


  8. Warm Greetings ... I would love to read this book ... Is it available in English?
    Kindest ... Celia in South Africa

  9. The link that reads: "An excellent link for reading the book is available here...." does not work.

    Thanks. :-)

  10. Thanks for alerting me to this. Please try it now.

  11. الله ابهى .. شكرا على الكتاب الرائع ..
    وقد تم عرض الكتاب كصفحات مصورة على موقع سفير الانسانية على الرابط التالى :

  12. Thank you for publishing it. The link has been referred to in the post and is actually:

  13. Rodriguez . Canary Islands
    The Egyptian people have good guidance for lasting peace. The Baha'í community will help. seize the opportunity. Good luck.

  14. For easiest viewing and download, please go to this site:

  15. Beautiful download! I await an English translation with keen anticipation. Loving Baha'i Greetings to all concerned, --Waldo.

  16. Beautiful book, great job Mr. Bushrui, well done. The Persian translation of the book is also available on


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