Material civilization is like a globe of glass. Divine civilization is the light itself, and the glass without the light is dark.
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05/23/1844 - 11/28/1921 Persian born as `Abbás Effendí in Tehran to an aristocratic family, was the eldest son of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. In 1892, `Abdu'l-Bahá was appointed in his father's will to be his successor and head of the Bahá'í Faith.