Shrine of `Abdu'l-Bahá

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The Shrine of `Abdu'l-Bahá is the location in Israel where the remains of `Abdu'l-Bahá, one of the Bahá'í central figures, have been temporarily laid to rest. It is found in one of the rooms of the Shrine of the Báb; the Shrine of `Abdu'l-Bahá will be relocated to a new structure to be built in the future.[1]

There also exists a home in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where `Abdu'l-Bahá stayed during his visits to the West. Although `Abdu’l-Bahá stayed in various homes where he travelled, the house in Montreal, which was the Maxwell's residence, is the only place officially designated to be a shrine. Shoghi Effendi, who designated the home a shrine in a June 1953 letter, stated that the house “should be viewed in the nature of a national Shrine, because of its association with the beloved Master, during His visit to Montreal.”[2] The Maxwell residence is located at 1548, Pine Avenue West, Montreal.


  1. ^ Momen, Moojan (2007). Baha'i Faith. Oneworld. p. 82. ISBN 1851685634. 
  2. ^ "The Bahá'í Shrine in Canada". Bahá’í Community of Canada. 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 


  • Smith, Peter (1999). A Concise Encyclopedia of the Bahá'í Faith. Oxford, UK: Oneworld Publications. ISBN 1-85168-184-1. 

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Coordinates: 32°48′52.59″N 34°59′14.17″E / 32.8146083°N 34.9872694°E / 32.8146083; 34.9872694