The House of Abbúd

House of ‘Abbúd: Holy place restoration completed

To read the story online or view more photos, visit

BAHÁ’Í WORLD CENTRE, 8 April 2021, (BWNS) — A two-year long project that strengthened seismic resistance of the House of ‘Abbúd while restoring parts of the building that had deteriorated over time has concluded. This undertaking was an extension of the conservation work carried out by Shoghi Effendi in the early 1950s, when he prepared the sacred site for pilgrimage.

As exiles and under house arrest, Bahá’u’lláh and His family arrived at this building in 1871 and lived in extremely cramped conditions. At one point more than 13 people were living in one room.

It was at this sacred site that, in 1873, Bahá’u’lláh revealed His Most Holy Book—the Kitáb-i-Aqdas—which outlines the essential laws and principles of His Faith, lays the groundwork for Bahá’í institutions, and is referred to in the Bahá’í writings as the “charter of the future world civilization.”

The restoration of the House of ‘Abbúd aims to preserve “the building in a befitting condition for centuries to come”, wrote the Universal House of Justice in a letter to Bahá’í National Spiritual Assemblies on Friday.Different aspects of the restoration and conservation work can be seen in a selection of images on
Share this story



Follow the Bahá’í World News Service on Twitter and Instagram for regular updates and stories.

Leave a ReplyCancel reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The Earth is one country and all humans are its citizens Dismiss