The Most Holy Spot

By Bob & Elaine Losey

Medium: Oil Paint on Canvas

Dimensions: 29" x 39"

Quote / Inspiration

This painting is of the Mansion of Bahji and Shrine of Baháʼu’lláh, the Most Holy Spot to the Baha’i world.

A 16-year-old Bahá’í “recalled a day that he accompanied ʻAbdu’l-Bahá on the walk from Akka to Bahji. It had rained and the ground was wet, but coming around the bend of the road into full sight of the Mansion, ʻAbdu’l-Bahá prostrated Himself and laid His forehead on the sodden earth. And innumerable were the occasions that, as ʻAbdu’l-Bahá approached Bahji, Baháʼu’lláh turned to those in His presence and told them: The Master is coming. Haste ye to go out to meet Him and escort Him.” ~ ʻAbdu’l-Bahá, by H.M. Balyuzi


The Shrine of Baháʼu’lláh is the Qiblih for the Bahá’í world. Baháʼu’lláh was laid to rest in this building in 1892. The mansion behind the Shrine is called Bahji, “Place of Delight”, was His home from 1879 until His ascension.While painting this picture I was meditating on the many pilgrimages, visits and blessings I have experienced in my 50 years as a Bahá’í.