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- CHAPTER II: THE MISSION OF SIYYID
- His relations with Haji Siyyid
Sent Mullá Husayn-i-Bushrú'í to Siyyid (and then to Mirzá 'Askarí) after being
plotted against by Siyyid Ibráhím-i-Qazvíní and other slanderers/enemies.
Mullá Husayn impressed the Siyyid and won support for Kázim & his mission--
afterwards, he refused compensation for his visit.
- His allusions to the Promised One
Described Promised One as being in midst, young, noble lineage, descendant
of Prophet, having unparalleled innate knowledge. Many thought it was Kázim.
- The anecdote of Shaykh
Suffered by Shaykhís, married, was charged meeting Bahá'u'lláh, but was told
to wait in proclaiming His mission. Became detached from all earthly concerns.
- References to the Promised One in the
works of Siyyid Kazim 33
Alluded to Bahá'u'lláh and Báb: wrote he feared the people harming Him.
- The siege of Karbila 35
Kázim's enemies plotted to destroy him--evicted Ottoman official for revenues -
Ottomans asked Kázim to warn them and did persuade them until superstitious
ignored him-only Kázim's house would be safe-they massacred even in Imám
Husayn's shrine-22 people trampled to get in to Kázim's house. Wrath of God.
- The allusions of Siyyid Kazim to his
unfaithful disciples 36
Described Qá'im as free of bodily defects--referred to vain disciples who
- The account related by Shaykh
3 disciples (One-eyed, obese, skinny) plotted leadership. Kázim said Hájí
Mirza Karím Khán, antichrist of Bábí Revelation, best judge of book
'Guidance to the Ignorant'. Warned disciples not to be swayed by them--
they would feel gnawing remorse.
- The exhortations of Siyyid Kazim to his
Told them to scatter to find Promised One, told to be patient, persistent, and
After 1st trumpet blast (Báb), 2nd would sound (Bahá'u'lláh) and begin Day of
- The meeting of Siyyid Kazim with the Arab
In shepherd's dream Muhammad told him to meet Siyyid, tell him will soon
die--soon after will Truth be made manifest--said it should be comfort to
- Death of Siyyid Kazim
Died as in prophecy--Shaykhí doctrine spread all over Persia-100,000 in Iraq
References to Promised One:
- Was attacked by enemies
- Sent Mullá Husayn to gain support from religious leaders
Protection offered by:
- Met and knew the Báb
- Hinted to Báb being in their presence
Mission to followers:
- Ottoman authorities warned people of Karbilá
- Only those who were in Siyyid Kázim's house were safe
- Told them to scatter to look for Promised One
- Told them to be patient and steadfast
- Báb made His claim
- Hájí Mirza Karím Khán tried to take power
Cross-References for Chapter 2
Regarding the Báb as a merchant (DB 30 (and also 129)), see TN 4.
Regarding Siyyid Kázim's tribute to Mullá Husayn (DB 48), see GPB 50.
Overall for Chapter 2 (DB 30, 48): GPB 50, TN 4.
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