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In retrospect, it became clear that from the start Baha'u'llah had carefully prepared `Abdu'l-Baha to succeed Him. As He grew older, `Abdu'l-Baha became His Father's closest companion and carried out for Him many important at tasks. He interviewed in advance, for example, the numerous visitors who came to see His Father and protected Him from frivolous or ill-intentioned impositions on His work.
In Acre, when nearly the entire group of Baha'is there became ill with typhoid fever, malaria and dysentery, `Abdu'l-Baha washed, nursed and fed the patients, taking no rest for Himself. Finally, exhausted, He took ill Himself, suffering in critical condition for nearly a month.
These qualities of selflessness, erudition and great humility, along with Baha'u'llah's own obvious admiration, soon won for `Abdu'l-Baha the title of "the Master." It is a term still used today by Baha'is in referring to `Abdu'l-Baha. LEARN MORE >