Day: October 8, 2023

The Murder of Three Azalis in Akka in 1872 and Baha’u’llah’s Lawh-i Istintaq (“Tablet of the Interrogation”)

One of the saddest events in Baha’u’llah’s life was the murder of three followers of His half-brother Mirza Yahya “Subh-i Azal” in ‘Akka in 1872 by seven Baha’is. Like their master, Sayyid Muhammad Isfahani, “the Antichrist of the Baha’i Revelation” and the instigator of Mirza Yahya, and two others were inveterate enemies of Baha’u’llah and […] Read More

The Life and Fate of Mulla Ali Bastami: Letter of the Living, “the second believer in God” and “the first to suffer for His sake”

We will follow the life of Mulla Ali Bastami, a disciple of the Bab, a Letter of the Living, who was sent as His emissary to Iraq to propagate His Cause. Bastami who was “the first to leave the House of God (Shíráz) and the first to suffer for His sake,” was imprisoned in Baghdad […] Read More

A Reinterpretation of the concept of detachment in Baha’i writings

Baha’u’llah’s revolutionary worldview is manifested in his reinterpretation of traditional concepts. Detachment is one example. Read More