God Passes By Outline
Correlation with A Traveler's Narrative and The Dawn-Breakers



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Introduction (by George Townshend)

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Condensed Outline


GPB page #- paragraph# (print copy line#)Topic/HeadingsDB/TN page # (or GPB page # cross-reference)
35-1, 35-2
  1. Highlights of the Mázindarán Upheaval
(see below)
36-0 (11-20), 36-1, 36-2, 37, 38-0 (1-4)
    1. Hájí Mírzá qásí and Clerical Opposition
DB 231-234; TN 15-18, 29
38-1, 38-2, 39-0 (1-6)
    1. Overview of Mázindarán Upheaval
DB 324-429; TN 22-24
39-0 (6-41), 40-0 (1-6)
    1. Under Mullá Husayn's leadership
DB 325, 328-330-334, 337-338, 363-367, 410
40-0 (6-11)
    1. Bahá'u'lláh's influence
DB 348-350, GPB 68
40-0 (11-41), 41, 42-0
    1. Under the leadership of Quddús
DB 332, 352-415, TN 19
42-1 (13-40)
  1. Outstanding features of the Nayríz Upheaval
DB 465-499
44-1 (3-27)
  1. Episodes associated with the Zanján Upheaval
DB 527-581; TN 24-25
44-2 (28-30)
    1. (Introduction)
44-2 (30-40)
    1. Antecedents to the Zanján conflict
DB 543-546, 551, 553, 565
44-2 (40-41), 45-0 (1-41)
    1. The Zanján Conflict
DB 547-556, 559, 562-563
45-0 (41), 46-0 (1-30)
    1. Treachery and Massacre/Aftermath
DB 563-567, 569-570, 572-578
46-0 (30-35)
    1. Summary of Zanján
46-0 (36-41), 47-0 (1-5)
  1. The Seven Martyrs of Tihrán
DB 445-464











Extended Outline


GPB page #- paragraph# (print copy line#)Topic/HeadingsDB/TN page # (or GPB page # cross-reference)
35-1, 35-2
  1. Highlights of the Mázindarán Upheaval
(see below)
35-1 (1-5)
    • Summary of the Báb's Captivity
35-2 (38)
    • (Reference to Bahá'u'lláh)
35-3 (32-34+), 36-0 (1-11)
    • (Reference again to the Proclamation/Examination of the Báb)
DB 315-319; see also GPB 21-22
36-0 (11-20), 36-1, 36-2, 37, 38-0 (1-4)
    1. Hájí Mírzá qásí and Clerical Opposition
DB 231-234; TN 15-18, 29
37-1 (41)
      • Tabarsí, Nayríz, Zanján
DB 324-429, 465-499, 527-581, respectively
38-1, 38-2, 39-0 (1-6)
    1. Overview of Mázindarán Upheaval
DB 324-429; TN 22-24
39-0 (6-41), 40-0 (1-6)
    1. Under Mullá Husayn's leadership
DB 325, 328-330-334, 337-338, 363-367, 410
39-0 (6-12)
      1. Mullá Husayn's patience until mob killed 7
DB 329-330-334
39-0 (12-18)
      1. Tenanacity of his faith in persevering in adhán
DB 337-338
39-0 (18-31)
      1. Their renunciation of material possessions
DB 325, 329, 366-367
39-0 (31-35)
      1. Disclaimer of Intent (by Mullá Husayn to the Prince) to Usurp Authority
DB 363-365
39-0 (36-41+)
      1. Sa'ídu'l-'Ulamá's frenzy
DB 410, 328
40-0 (1-6)
      1. Mullá Husayn's prowess at cutting tree, man, and musket
DB 330-331
40-0 (6-11)
    1. Bahá'u'lláh's influence
DB 348-350, GPB 68
40-0 (6-10)
      1. Bahá'u'lláh's arrival at the Fort
DB 348-349, GPB 68
40-0 (11)
      1. Deliverance of Quddús through Bahá'u'lláh's advice
DB 349-350
40-0 (11-41), 41, 42-0
    1. Under the leadership of Quddús
DB 332, 352-415, TN 19
40-0 (11-14)
      1. Overview of Quddús in Fort
DB 352-415
40-0 (14-23)
      1. Quddús' recital of commentary on Sád of Samad
DB 357, 390
40-0 (23-32)
      1. Mullá Husayn and Quddús bold foray
DB 365-366
40-0 (32-41), 41-0 (1-4)
      1. Mullá Husayn's last day of life
DB 379-380; TN 19
41-0 (4-12)
      1. Companions subsequent bold foray
DB 386-388, 332
41-0 (12-29)
      1. Fortitude of companions amidst severest conditions
DB 395, 394
41-0 (26)
        • "contemporary chronicler" is Comte de Gobineau
DB 394 note 2
41-1 (30-37)
      1. Treachery of Prince
DB 399-413
41-1 (37-41)
      1. Quddús companions sold into slavery
DB 404
42-0 (1-4)
      1. Gruesome deaths of many companions
DB 405-408
42-0 (5-12)
      1. Martyrdom of Quddús
DB 410-413
42-1 (13-40)
  1. Outstanding features of the Nayríz Upheaval
DB 465-499
42-1 (27+)
    • Zaynu'l-Ábidín, etc.
DB 477-499
42-1 (28)
    • "'Abdu'lláh Khán"
DB 485
42-1 (29-30)
    • "Prince Fírúz Mírzá"
DB 482
42-1 (38-40)
    • "well-trained" (for the imperial troops) seems to contradict the assertion in DB p. 485 note 1?
DB 483, 485, note 1, 486
42-2 (41), 43-0 (1-12)
    1. (Hostility and Fanaticism of Ecclesiastics, the Civil Authority, and People in Nayríz Contrasted with the Spirit and Courage of the Bábís; their Avid Faith Declarations Compared to Those in Mázindarán)
43-0 (12-15)
    1. Their Repudiation of Political Interference
DB 472, 482-483
43-0 (16-18)
    1. (Restraint of victims)
43-0 (18-20)
    1. (Cowardice of foe)
43-0 (21-23)
    1. Treachery
DB 488-495
43-0 (23-24)
    1. (Massacre)
43-0 (24-32)
    1. Martyrdom of Vahíd
DB 494-499
43-0 (32-41), 44-0 (1-2)
    1. Persecution of Men, Women and Children and Executions
DB 495-496
44-1 (3-27)
  1. Episodes associated with the Zanján Upheaval
DB 527-581; TN 24-25
44-2 (28-30)
    1. (Introduction)
44-2 (30-40)
    1. Antecedents to the Zanján conflict
DB 543-546, 551, 553, 565
44-2 (30-34)
      1. Division into two camps by governor's order
DB 543-546
44-2 (34-36)
      1. Insistence of Hujjat on desisting from aggression
DB 544, 546
44-2 (36-40)
      1. Call by Hujjat to Sacrifice for the Lord of the Age and to Serve the People and Government
DB 544, 551, 553, 565
44-2 (40-41), 45-0 (1-41)
    1. The Zanján Conflict
DB 547-556, 559, 562-563
44-2 (40-41+)
      1. Repulsion of Onslaught
DB 547-548
45-0 (1-3)
      1. Failure and Demotion of Sadru'd-Dawlih
DB 548
45-0 (3-7)
      1. Crier's Failure to trick/bribe them to renounce Cause
DB 549
45-0 (7-14)
      1. Zaynáb's exploit
DB 549-551
45-0 (14-23)
      1. Effect of the Recital of the 5 Invocations of the Báb on the Enemy
DB 552-554
45-0 (23-27)
      1. Contrast of ribaldry and shame to reverent devotion and praise
DB 553
45-0 (28-32)
      1. Hujjat's assertion of loyalty and soundness of Cause
DB 554-555
45-0 (32-34)
      1. Interception of Hujjat's messages and forged substitutions of abuse
DB 555-556
45-0 (34-41)
      1. Women's Contributions in shouts, care for wounded
DB 559, 562-563
45-0 (41), 46-0 (1-30)
    1. Treachery and Massacre/Aftermath
DB 563-567, 569-570, 572-578
45-0 (41), 46-0 (1-3)
      1. Betrayal of Pledge on Qur'án
DB 563-565
46-0 (3-7)
      1. Persecution of Hujjat and followers
DB 565-567
46-0 (8-12)
      1. Calm of Hujjat till death despite severity
DB 572-573
46-0 (12-17)
      1. Revenge in Massacre and Pillage by Army and Populace
DB 574, 576
46-0 (17-21)
      1. Cruel Exposure of Men and Women for 15 days
DB 575, 577, 569-570
46-0 (21-24)
      1. Gruesome Executions
DB 577
46-0 (24-30)
      1. Disinterment of Hujjat
DB 577-578
46-0 (30-35)
    1. Summary of Zanján
46-0 (36-41), 47-0 (1-5)
  1. The Seven Martyrs of Tihrán
DB 445-464
47-0 (5-8)
    1. Amír-Nizám with Mahmúd Khán-i-Kalantar
DB 446-459, 462-463
47-0 (8)
      • (a certain Husayn, one of the 'ulamás of Kashán)
DB source?
47-0 (8-13)
    1. Refusal of Taqíyyih
DB 458-459 note 1
47-0 (14-23)
    1. Failure of Intercessions to Dissuade Martyrs
DB 447, 449-451, 455 note 1
47-0 (23-31)
    1. Defiance of persecutors, ecstasy toward death, appeals to witnesses, eagerness to precede others
DB 447-448, 451-453, 454-455, 456-458
47-0 (31-39)
    1. Atrocities on bodies
DB 462-463
47-0 (39-41), 48
    1. The Báb's glorification of Martyrs
DB 463