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CHAPTER IV: MULLA HUSAYN'S JOURNEY TO
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CHAPTER IV: MULLA HUSAYN'S JOURNEY TO
- Visit of Mulla Husayn to Isfahan
Delivered the message fearlessly to whatever class he addressed.
- a. His relations with the disciples
of Haji Siyyid Muhammad-Baqir 97
Son of the Siyyid had replaced deceased father. In absence of Siyyid,
disciples denounced Mullá Husayn to son to no avail.
The ill Hájí Muhammad-Ibráhím-i-Kalbásí was also approached by them
to which he enjoined them to investigate dispassionately and
expressed own wish to investigate.
Disciples went to Manúchihr Khán, the governor, who deterred them from
- b. Story of the Sifter of
Unreservedly accepted the Message and was zealous advocate. When
heard of siege at Tabarsí, he arose immediately with his sieve to find
souls who will join him toward martyrdom. Báb praised him and pointed
out irony of the sifter's lack of learning compared to "learned" of Isfáhán.
- c. Conversion of Mulla
Siyyids accepted Faith, including Ismu'lláhu'l-Asdaq who was preparing
others for new Revelation in Isfáhán. Sought and recognized Báb as
Letters of Living did (was told by Mullá Husayn that the door of grace is
never closed to seeker). Gave him mission to tell Hájí Mírzá Karím Khán
then go to Shíráz.
- His stay in Kashan and Qum 101
Mullá Husayn enrolled Hájí Mírzá Jání (Par-Pá) but Siyyid 'Abdu'l-Báqí wouldn't
sacrifice leadership for Cause.
In Qum no one was ready until Hájí Mírzá Músá sought Bahá'u'lláh in Baghdád
and was eventually martyred.
- His experiences in Tihran 101
Stayed in room of Mírzá Sálih (Páy-i-Minár) madrisih. Brought Tablet to Sháh?
Was relatively low-key here, returning to room early & did not appear in public.
- a. His relations with Haji Mirza
Was a shaykhí who feared losing shaykhí community & failed to respond.
- b. His meeting with Mulla
Muhammad-i-Nuri, and his message to Baha'u'llah 104
Stayed in room adjoining Mullá Husayn's. Mullá Husayn saw that he was to instruct the pupil (Mu'allim) who was not like his master. He found
from him that among the family of Mírzá Buzurg-i-Núrí was One of
high attainments (Bahá'u'lláh). He asked him to deliver the scroll
of the Báb to Bahá'u'lláh who gave it to Mírzá Músá.
Bahá'u'lláh acknowledged His Truth and sent gift of sugar and tea to
Mullá Husayn who received them with great joy to surprise of Mu'allim.
Mullá Husayn told him to keep it secret, pray for Him, and raise the call.
Foretold martyrdoms to come in Tihrán. (cont. on Chpt. 6, p. 123)
The Declaration of the Báb's Mission
(Condensed Summary of Chapter 4)
I. Mullá Husayn converted a sifter of wheat and others in Isfáhán as well as in Káshán, but no one was ready in Qum.
II. In Tihrán Mullá Husayn reportedly brought a Tablet of the Báb to the Sháh (?) and met shaykhí leader who did not accept the Faith. His pupil, however, was receptive and sought Mullá Husayn out.
III. This pupil brought a Tablet of the Báb from Mullá Husayn to Bahá'u'lláh Who acknowledged the Truth of the Báb. Bahá'u'lláh sent Mullá Husayn a gift in return for which he was overjoyed.
IV. Mullá Husayn gave the disciple, Mu'allim, instructions to conceal the secret (of Bahá'u'lláh) but to proclaim the Cause.
Cross-References for Chapter 4
Regarding a summary of Bahá'u'lláh's life before the assassination attempt on the Sháh
(and implied fulfillment of the Báb's prophecies) DB 106-107, see also 112-117, 227-228, 279, 284-286, 292-299, 348-350, 369-374, 519-522, 593-594), see GPB 40,
66-70; TN 34-37.
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