December 21, 2016

Bahá’u’lláh’s faithful brother, Áqáy-i-Kalím, recalls his impression of Quddus when met him in Tihran in the fall of 1845

“The charm of his person, his extreme affability, combined with a dignity of bearing, appealed to even the most careless observer. Whoever was intimately associated with him was seized with an insatiable admiration for the charm of that youth. We watched him one day perform his ablutions, and were struck by the gracefulness which distinguished him from the rest of the worshippers in the performance of so ordinary a rite. He seemed, in our eyes, to be the very incarnation of purity and grace.” 
- Nabil  (‘The Dawn-Breakers’, translated and edited by Shoghi Effendi)