Selected Writings
on Pilgrimage
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Twin Holy Shrines
Visiting Bahá’í Holy
Places in ’Akká
Mount Carmel
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The resting places of the Purest Branch and Navváb.   Larger photo >
The resting place of the Greatest Holy Leaf.   Larger photo >
The resting place of Munírih Khánum.   Larger photo >
“The conjunction of these three resting-places, under the shadow of the Báb’s own Tomb, embosomed in the heart of Carmel, facing the snow-white city across the bay of ‘Akká, the Qiblih of the Bahá’í world, set in a garden of exquisite beauty, reinforces, if we would correctly estimate its significance, the spiritual potencies of a spot, designated by Bahá’u’lláh Himself the seat of God’s throne. It marks, too, a further milestone in the road leading eventually to the establishment of that permanent world Administrative Centre of the future Bahá’í Commonwealth, destined never to be separated from, and to function in the proximity of, the Spiritual Centre of that Faith, in a land already revered and held sacred alike by the adherents of three of the world’s outstanding religious systems.”
Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By, p. 348.