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Hájí Mírzá Jání (Parpá), a notable of Káshán dreamed before His arrival that he was standing at a gate of the city when he beheld the Báb wearing the merchant hat surrounded by horsemen. He was told in his dream by the Báb that He was to be his Guest for 3 nights and to prepare to receive Him.
Its vividness convinced him of its reality. He prepared arrangements for his home and of a banquet for Him. He waited for Him at this gate and saw them approach as in his dream. He joyously approached and sought to kiss His stirrups. The Báb prevented him and declared that they would celebrate Naw-Rúz together in his home. Muhammad Big approved but first deferred to his colleague who denied the request. After an argument it was agreed that He would be delivered back on the 3rd morning.
The Báb prevented Parpá from inviting anyone else into his home and said that were it not for God's will, He could not have been delivered into his hands.
Siyyid Husayn-i-Yazdí was also invited into his home. The learned Siyyid 'Abdu'l-Báqí, a friend of Parpá, arrived while Siyyid Husayn was taking the dictation of a Tablet in honor of Parpá.
The Báb permitted him to enter but did not disclose His identity. By the power of the prayer revealed for him, Parpá was able to impress the most accomplished divines, despite his lack of schooling, and compel his enemies to at least outwardly acknowledge the truth of the Cause. Siyyid 'Abdu'l-Báqí failed to be moved by His speech &, through his apathy, lost the opportunity to seek His presence. The siyyid renounced society and died in seclusion.
The Declaration of the Báb's Mission
(Condensed Summary of Chapter 11)
Cross-References for Chapter 11