- Jun 2006
Abdu'l-Baha receiving recognition as a Knight of the British Empire.
On that same April 27th of 1920, in the garden of the Military Governor of Haifa, 'Abdu'l-Bahá was invested with the insignia of the Knighthood of the British Empire. That knighthood was conferred on Him in recognition of His humanitarian work during the war for the relief of distress and famine. He accepted the honour as the gift of a 'just king' but never used the title.
~ Hasan Balyuzi, "Abdu'l-Baha - The Centre of the Covenant," p. 443