A distinguished Muslim, Abdu’llah Mukhlis, on the death of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, said: I beg your pardon if I fail in doing my duty as far as faithfulness is concerned or if I am unable to pay the generous one who has departed what he deserves of the best and highest praise, because what my tongue utters has emanated from
a tender memory and broken heart.
(H.M. Balyuzi, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá - The Centre of the Covenant, p. 469)
Assist with the hands of justice the broken-hearted … .
(Bahá’u’lláh, Bahá’í Scriptures, p. 116)
But, even as the sun rises after the darkest night, so have emerged the clear evidences of the unfailing protection of Bahá’u’lláh vouchsafed to His broken-hearted servants.
(Custodians, Ministry of the Custodians, p. 78)
Had it not been for Abdul Bahá,—His Love and faith in me, I would have succumbed broken-hearted. He alone has sustained me.
(Marzieh Gail, Arches of the Years, p. 122)
If we are caused joy or pain by a friend, if a love prove true or false, it is the soul that is affected. If our dear ones are far from us—it is the soul that grieves, and the grief or trouble of the soul may react on the body.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 65)