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Chapter 7

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    The Declaration of the Báb's Mission

    (Condensed Summary of Chapter 7)

    I. The Báb went on pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina with Quddús and His Ethiopian servant.
    A. The quarrels on the journey led to His prayer to ease the ardor of ocean travel which was soon fulfilled.

    B. His writings were snatched on the way to Mecca but He assured His servant that they would travel further as a result.

    C. The Báb reverently followed all of the rites of pilgrimage.

    II. Major events occurring after the rites of their pilgrimage.
    A. During His visit to the Black Stone, He challenged Mírzá Muhít to either denounce the Cause or accept it, refusing to let go until He chose one or the other.
    1. Mírzá Muhít acknowledged Him then but failed to fulfill a promise to stay in Medina to receive a response to his questions from the Báb. He later opposed the Cause sometimes as a follower of other enemies and sometimes as a leader.
    B. The Sherif of Mecca received a letter from the Báb via Quddús but he failed to read it. He later expressed His sadness at the treachery affecting the Bábís.

    III. In Medina the Báb called to mind the Prophet and holy ones associated with it and reflected on His immanent Martyrdom.

    Cross-References for Chapter 7

    Regarding the Declaration to Mírzá Muhít-i-Kirmání (DB 134), see GPB 9.

    Regarding the epistle via Quddus to the Sherif of Mecca (DB 138), see GPB 9.

    Regarding the Báb's pilgrimage to Medina (DB 140-141, see also 142), see GPB 9.

    Overall for Chapter 7 (DB 134, 138, 140-141): GPB 9.

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