Earl Redman writes:
‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s final days were marked by the humble visits of a number of former enemies. On 6 June He was visited by Ahmad ‘Izzat Páshá, who had been Sultán Abdu’l-Hamid’s chief counsellor before the Ottoman Empire succumbed to the Young Turks. He had escaped Turkey ahead of the rebellion. Now, he gave a dinner party for ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. A couple days later, a Persian prince stopped by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s hotel. The prince acted in an arrogant manner until the very humble Ahmad ‘Izzat Páshá arrived and, by his attitude of complete deference to the Master, taught the upstart an important lesson.