|| Bahá'u'lláh sends Sulaymán Khán Ilyás, Jamál Effendi, to India. [BW4:285; GPB195; MC155]
- See EB120–1, 122–8 and MF134–8.
- BBRSM90, 193 say he was sent in 1871 and left in 1878. EB122 says he reached Bombay in 1878 and stayed 11 years on the subcontinent.
- His work helps establish Bahá'í communities in Bombay, Calcutta and Madras as well as in Burma. [BBRSM91; GPB225]
- Among those he teaches is Siyyid Mustafá Rúmí, who later founds the Bahá'í community of Burma. [BW10:517]
|Bombay; Calcutta; Madras; India; Burma;
||Sulayman Khan Ilyas; Jamal Effendi; Siyyid Mustafa Rumi
||Siyyid Mustafá Rúmí arrives in Burma with Jamál Effendi.
- He marries into a well-to-do Indo-Burman family of traders and settles in Rangoon, remaining in Burma to build up the Burmese community. [BW10:517; PH23]
- See BW10:517–18 and MC155 for his conversion of Daidanaw, the first all-Bahá'í village in the world outside Iran.
- See BW10:517–20 for an account of his life.
- His is named a Hand of the Cause of God by the Guardian after his passing. In the village of Daidanaw, Burma (Rangoon) there is a building they call "the Shrine of Siyyid Mustafa Rumí" in his honour. [CBN253Aug-Sep1971p5]
|Daidanaw; Burma; 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Village;
||Siyyid Mustafa Rumi; Jamal Effendi; Hand of the Cause of God
||Jamál Effendi, accompanied by Hájí Faraju'lláh-i-Tafrishí, embarks on a long journey to the East visiting Burma, Java, Siam, Singapore, Kashmir, Tibet, Yarqand, Khuqand in Chinese Turkistan, and Afghanistan. [EB123–4; PH22]
||Burma; Java; Siam; Singapore; Kashmir; Tibet; Yarqand; Khuqand; Chinese Turkistan; Afghanistan
||Jamal Effendi; Haji Farajullah-i-Tafrishi
|1909 21 Mar
||`Abdu'l-Bahá lays the sacred remains of the Báb in their final resting place at the Shrine in Haifa. [AB126; BBD210; DH138; GBF103; GPB276]
- See AB126–30, CT84 and GPB273–8 for details of the occasion and its history.
- The Shrine is a simple rectangular structure of six rooms. [DH71, ZK284]
- The marble sarcophagus used for the remains of the Báb is a gift from the Bahá'ís of Rangoon. [AB129; MC155]
- For details of the sarcophagus see RB3:431.
|Mount Carmel; Rangoon; Myanmar (Burma); Chicago; United States
||Bab, Shrine of; Bab, Sarcophagus for; Marble; Gifts
||Charles Mason Remey and Howard Struven leave the United States on the first Bahá'í teaching trip to circle the globe. [BFA2:348, GPB261]
- They go to Hawaii, Japan, Shanghai, Singapore and to Burma, India and `Akká. [BFA2:348–50]
|Hawaii; Japan; Shanghai; Singapore; Burma; India; `Akká
||Charles Mason Remey; Howard Struven; travel teaching
||The National Spiritual Assembly of India, (Pakistan) and Burma launched a Six Year Plan (1838-1944). [Ruhi 8.2 p46, BBRSM158]
- Lack of funds prevent the plan from being implemented until 1940. [SBBH2:160]
|India; Pakistan; Burma
||Teaching Plans; Six Year Plan
||In the village of Daidanaw eleven Bahá'ís were slain. Records, books and documents that had been transferred to Daidanaw from the headquarters in Mandalay and Rangoon were lost when the headquarters building was destroyed by file. [BW11]p33]
||Daidanaw; Mandalay; Rangoon; Burma
|1942 13 Mar
||The passing of Siyyid Mustafá Rúmí. who became a Baha'i in1875 through the teaching of Jamal Effendi. He was nearly 99 years old at the time of his death.
- He was born of a noble family from Iraq who had settled in Madras, India where he encounter Jamal Effendi. Together they journeyed to Burma in 1878 and he married and settle in Rangoon. In 1899 he and some others carried the marble casket made by the Bahá'ís of Mandalay to the Holy Land for the Holy Remains of the Báb. After the loss of his wife and his business interests in 1910 he was free to devote his full time to the Faith. He was instrumental in establishing a new centre in Daidanaw in the township of Kungyangoon.
- Among his many services for the Faith he translated the Writing to Urdu and to Burmese.
- The Guardian announced his elevation to the rank of Hand of the Cause of God on the 14th of July, 1945 and made a donation for the construction of his tomb. [MoCxxi, BW10p517-520i]
|Thingagyun; Burma; Daidanaw;
||In Memoriam; Hand appointed posthumously by Shoghi Effendi; Siyyid Mustafa Rumi; Jamal Effendi
|1945 13 Mar
||Siyyid Mustafá Rúmí passes away at the age of 99, in Burma. [BW10:519; PH23]
- He is named a Hand of the Cause of God posthumously. [BW10:519]
- For his obituary see BW10:517–20.
- For Shoghi Effendi’s tribute see BW10:519–20 and DND215.
||Siyyid Mustafa Rumi; Hand of the Cause
||India and Burma launch a Four and One-Half Year Plan. (1946-1951) [Ruhi 8.2 p46]
||Teaching Plans; Four and one-half year plan
||The National Spiritual Assembly of India and Burma is established.
||NSA India and Burma
||The Nineteen-Month Teaching Plan (1951–3) for India, Pakistan and Burma is launched. [BBRSM158; DND148–50]
||India; Pakistan; Burma
||Nineteen-Month Teaching Plan
||The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of India, Pakistan and Burma launch the Two Year Plan (1951-1953). [Ruhi 8.2 p46]
||India; Pakistan; Burma
||Teaching Plans; Two Year Plan
||Separate national spiritual assemblies are formed for India and Burma.
- For the letter of the Custodians to the national convention of Burma see MC155–7.
|1974 May c.
||The first National Youth Conference of Burma takes place during the visit of Hand of the Cause Amatu’l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum. [BW16:251]
||Amatul-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum; Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Youth; Youth; First conferences