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Condensed Outline


GPB page #- paragraph# (print copy line#)Topic/HeadingsDB/TN page # (or GPB page # cross-reference)
61-1, 62-0
  1. Overview of the Attempt on the Life of the Sháh and Its Consequences
DB 595-599-650, 655-656; TN 29-31
62-2 (19-30)
  1. Circumstances attending the attack on Násiri'd-Dín Sháh
DB 599-600
63-1, 63-2 (36-38)
  1. Massacre of the Bábís in Tihrán
DB 601-604-645
64-1, 65-0
  1. Brutalities in Tihrán (Specific)
DB 605 note 1, 609-614, note 2
66-1 (11-17)
  1. Reference to Fury against remaining leaders of Faith
DB 621-631; TN 19-20
66-2 (39-41), 67-0 (1-2)
  1. Rôle played by Bahá'u'lláh during the Báb's ministry
(see below)
69-0 (33-41), 70-0 (1-18)
  1. Bahá'u'lláh's achievements demonstrate His capacity and show why the enemies of the Faith sought to slander or harm Him, leading to His bold surrender and imprisonment by the Sháh
(see below)
72-2 (28-31)
  1. His arrest and imprisonment in the Síyáh-Chál
(see below)
72-1 (32-38), 72-2 (39-41), 73-0 (1-25)
  1. Arrest and martyrdom of Táhirih
(see below)
77-1 (8-22)
  1. Execution of prominent disciples of the Báb
DB 616-621, 629-631
78-1, 79-0 (1-2)
  1. Torment facing masses of other Bábís (in other places)
DB 639-645-648 note 1
79-1 (26-36)
  1. Tributes paid to the heroism of the Bábís
All references are in DB 663 note 1, 2nd of Browne also in Appreciations of the Bahá'í Faith, p. 31, 48
81-2 (34-41), 82-0 (1-4)
  1. Fate of the persecutors of the Báb and His disciples
(see below)
84-1, 85
  1. God's judgment
DB 196, 523-524, (Other general overviews of this most likely exist in DB)










Extended Outline


GPB page #- paragraph# (print copy line#)Topic/HeadingsDB/TN page # (or GPB page # cross-reference)
61-1, 62-0
  1. Overview of the Attempt on the Life of the Sháh and Its Consequences
DB 595-599-650, 655-656; TN 29-31
62-0 (6)
    • (Brief Reference to Mázindarán)
DB 324-429
62-1 (7)
    • (Brief References to Tihrán, Nayríz, Zanján)
DB 446-458, 462-463; DB 465-499;
DB 527-581; respectively
62-2 (19-30)
  1. Circumstances attending the attack on Násiri'd-Dín Sháh
DB 599-600
62-2 (30-33)
    1. Choice of Weapon Showed Lack of Judgment
DB 600-601
62-3 (34-41), 63-0
    1. Resulting Alarm and Tumult
DB 599 note 3
63-1, 63-2 (36-38)
  1. Massacre of the Bábís in Tihrán
DB 601-604-645
63-1 (28)
    • (Reference to Mázindarán and Nayríz)
DB 324-429 and
DB 465-499, respectively
63-1 (29)
    • (Reference to Zanján)
DB 527-581
63-2 (38-39)
    1. Repercussions even went to the European press (for more Western accounts, see IV.F. below)
DB 605-606 note 1
63-2 (39-41), 64-0 (1-5)
    1. Division of Victims by Grand Vazír
DB 605-606 note 1, 612-614 note 2, 609-612, 613-617-621
64-0 (5-10)
    1. Ardishír Mírzá had guards scrutinize all leaving
DB 599 note 3
64-0 (10-15)
    1. The youth 'Abbás impelled to betray Bábís
DB 605-606 note 1, 634-635
64-1, 65-0
  1. Brutalities in Tihrán (Specific)
DB 605 note 1, 609-614, note 2
64-1 (16-26)
    1. Suffering of Perpetrators
DB 605 note 1, 609-611
64-1 (16-22)
      1. Suffering of Sádiq
DB 609-610
64-1 (22-24)
      1. Suffering of companion (Fathu'lláh-i-Hakkak-i-Qumí)
DB 605 note 1
64-1 (24-26)
      1. Suffering of Hájí Qásim
DB 610-611
64-1 (27-29)
    1. Suffering of Others
DB 612-614 note 2
64-1 (30-33)
    1. Torture Mongers' Vicious Mutilations
DB 611-612
64-1 (34-35)
    1. Amazement of Executioners at the cruelty of the populace
DB 612
64-1 (36-41), 65-0
    1. Women and children expiring from candles in flesh, flung amidst family
DB 612-614 note 2
65-1, 66-0
    1. Western Accounts (for more Western accounts, see above (and below))
DB 605, note 1, 606 note 1
65-1, 66-0 (1-7)
      1. Account of Austrian officer on horrors (for more Western accounts, see above (and below))
DB 605-606 note 1
66-0 (7-10)
      1. Reference in Renan's "Les Apôtres" to this day (for more Western accounts, see above)
DB 605 note 1
66-1 (11-17)
  1. Reference to Fury against remaining leaders of Faith
DB 621-631; TN 19-20
66-1 (17-19)
    1. Martyrdom of Táhirih (see IX. below)
DB 621-626-628, 629-631; TN 19-20
66-1 (19-22)
    1. Martyrdom of Siyyid Husayn (see X.A. below)
DB 629-631
66-1 (23-30), 66-2 (31-39)
    1. Bahá'u'lláh's Providential preservation
DB 646
66-2 (39-41), 67-0 (1-2)
  1. Rôle played by Bahá'u'lláh during the Báb's ministry
(see below)
66-2 (39-41), 67-0 (1-2)
    1. Bahá'u'lláh accepting the Báb's Revelation and proclaiming it (see also E. and K. below)
DB 106-107
67-0 (2-14)
    1. The Báb's references to Bahá'u'lláh and importance given to Him (see also D. and H. below)
DB 96
67-0 (2-5)
      1. The Báb's references to Mullá Husayn of a Mystery--alluding to Bahá'u'lláh
DB 96
67-0 (5-8)
      1. Mullá Husayn's report of his meeting with Bahá'u'lláh
DB 126-127
67-0 (8-9)
      1. Reference to the Báb's Pilgrimage undertaken (as a result of the report)
DB 129
67-0 (9-14)
      1. References to Bahá'u'lláh in the Qayyúmu'l-Asmá'
TN 4-5
67-0 (14-21)
    1. Association of Bahá'u'lláh with and influence upon Vahíd, Hujjat, Quddús, Mullá Husayn, and Táhirih (see also G. below)
67-0 (21-25)
    1. The Báb's mention to Quddús of the greatness of their immanent meeting with Bahá'u'lláh in the next world (see also B. above and H. below)
DB 142-143
67-0 (25-30)
    1. Arising of Bahá'u'lláh in the Cause of the Báb (in Tihrán / His native province of Mázindarán) (see also A. above and K. below)
DB 106-107; DB 112-114, respectively
67-0 (30-33)
      1. Enlisted officials (including associates and relatives) and Expounded Faith to Mullá Muhammad's representatives
DB 114-116
67-0 (33-35)
      1. Winning over of ecclesiastics, officers, peasants, and traders
DB 116
67-0 (35-37)
      1. Challenged mujtahid
DB 117
67-0 (37-41+)
    1. Bahá'u'lláh's comforting message to the Báb
DB 227-228
68-0 (1-2)
      • (Reference to the Báb's arrest in Shíráz)
DB 148-151
68-0, 69-0 (1)
    1. More on Bahá'u'lláh's association with and assistance to other prominent disciples of the Báb (see C. above)
DB 279, 284-286, 292-300, 348-349, 369-374, GPB 40
68-0 (2-5)
      1. Bahá'u'lláh's suffering for Táhirih and her companions
DB 279, 372
68-0 (6-10)
      1. Táhirih's deliverance due to Bahá'u'lláh
DB 284-286
68-0 (10-13)
      1. Mullá Husayn's visit with Bahá'u'lláh
68-0 (13-17)
      1. Bahá'u'lláh's role at the Conference of Badasht
DB 292-297
68-0 (17-22)
      1. Bahá'u'lláh's protection after Badasht
DB 298-299
68-0 (22-26)
      1. Muhammad Sháh's opposition and summoning of Him to the capital
DB 299-300
68-0 (26-30)
      1. Influence of Bahá'u'lláh on defenders of Tabarsí
DB 348-349, GPB 40
68-0 (30-33)
      1. Bahá'u'lláh's influence in the release of Quddús
DB 349
68-0 (33-37)
      1. Second imprisonment of Bahá'u'lláh for defenders
DB 369-372
68-0 (37-38)
      1. Acceptance of bastinado by Bahá'u'lláh
DB 372
68-0 (38-39)
      1. Confinement in governor's home
DB 373
68-0 (40-41), 69-0 (1)
      1. Persecution by leading mullá and mob
DB 374
69-0 (1-5)
    1. References of praise made by Quddús and the Báb were to Bahá'u'lláh (see also B. and D. above)
DB 34, 352-353, 357, 368, 504-505
69-0 (1-5)
      1. Bahá'u'lláh alluded to by Quddús orally upon His arrival at the fort
DB 352-353
69-0 (6-9)
      1. Object of Quddús' praise in his work
DB 357
69-0 (10-13)
      1. The Báb's reference to Bahá'u'lláh in Tablet in Dayyán's name
DB 34
69-0 (10-11)
        • "Lawh-i-Hurúfat" is "Tablet of the Letters"
69-0 (12)
        • "Mustagháth" is the time until the next Manifestation (after the Báb (i.e., Bahá'u'lláh))
69-0 (13-15)
      1. Mullá Báqir was directed by the Báb to attain to Bahá'u'lláh
DB 368, 504-505
69-0 (16-21)
    1. The Báb's deliverance of documents, rings, etc., to Bahá'u'lláh
DB 504-505, see also DB 368; TN 25-26; see also GPB 51
69-0 (21-25)
    1. Bahá'u'lláh's directing of the Báb's remains
DB 519-522; see also GPB 54
69-0 (25-32)
    1. Bahá'u'lláh's spreading Teachings of the Báb in Karbilá (see also A. and E. above)
DB 593-594
69-0 (33-41), 70-0 (1-18)
  1. Bahá'u'lláh's achievements demonstrate His capacity and show why the enemies of the Faith sought to slander or harm Him, leading to His bold surrender and imprisonment by the Sháh
(see below)
70-0 (19-41), 71-0 (1-2)
    1. Anger and suspicions of His enemies
DB 120-122, 299-300, 591, 598, 602, 604; TN 31
70-0 (19-23)
      1. Muhammad Sháh's anger against Bahá'u'lláh
DB 299-300; TN 31
70-0 (24-28)
      1. Hájí Mírzá Áqásí's enmity against Bahá'u'lláh
DB 120-122; TN 31
70-0 (28-33)
      1. The Amír Nizám's accusations
DB 591; TN 31
70-0 (31)
        • A kurúr is an antiquated monetary unit used in Iran and India. In Iran it is equal to five hundred thousand tumáns. But in India one kurúr is ten million. For two and a half million tumans (five kurúrs), one "can't even buy a descent car in Iran for that amount", but in the Qájár's time this was an extravagant sum of money. It was unheard of!...Even though the word "kurúr", does not have much value in present day, it has kept its value well in old Persian books!" (thanks to Arash Zare)
70-0 (34-41)
      1. Mírzá Áqá Khán-i-Núrí's relation with Bahá'u'lláh and suspicions of the people
DB 598; TN 31
70-0 (41+), 71-0 (1-2)
      1. Sháh's mother's anger against Bahá'u'lláh
DB 602, 604; TN 31
71-1
    1. Response of Bahá'u'lláh to news of the attempt on the life of the Sháh
DB 599, 602; TN 31
71-1 (3-6)
      1. Bahá'u'lláh in Lavásán as a guest of the Grand Vazír at the time of the attempt
DB 599
71-1 (6-27)
      1. Bahá'u'lláh bravely turned Himself in
DB 602; TN 31
72-2 (28-31)
  1. His arrest and imprisonment in the Síyáh-Chál
(see below)
72-2 (28-31)
    1. (Foretelling of sufferings to face)
72-2 (31-36)
    1. Bahá'u'lláh harrassed on way to Tihrán
DB 606-608
72-2 (36-41), 72-0 (1-20)
    1. Description of Dungeon
DB 608, 601, 631-632
72-0 (20-25)
    1. Poisoning of Bahá'u'lláh's food
DB 635-636
72-0 (25-31)
    1. 'Abdu'l-Bahá's witnessing Bahá'u'lláh's condition
DB 609 note 1, GPB 240, 'Abdu'l-Bahá's testimony: Paris Talks, p. 76, Esslemont's reference in Bahá'u'lláh and the New Era, Chapter 4
72-1 (32-38), 72-2 (39-41), 73-0 (1-25)
  1. Arrest and martyrdom of Táhirih
(see below)
72-1 (32-38), 72-2 (39-41), 73-0 (1-25)
    1. Táhirih's coming martyrdom
DB 621-631
72-1 (36)
      • (References to her career in Karbilá and Badasht)
Karbilá: DB 268-271; Badasht: DB 292-297
73-0 (9)
      • "Tongue of Power and Glory": God through Bahá'u'lláh?
GPB 32
73-0 (17, 18)
    1. Earlier Civil/Ecclesiastic Opposition to Táhirih...
DB 271, DB 272, ?
73-0 (17)
      1. ...in Karbilá and Baghdád
Karbilá: DB 271, Baghdád: DB 272
73-0 (18)
      1. ...in Qasvín
73-1 (26-36)
    1. Táhirih in Karbilá
DB 271, note 1
73-1 (26-31)
      1. Táhirih's epistles to the 'ulamás in Karbilá
DB 271
73-1 (31-36)
      1. Táhirih's bold disregard for anniversary of Imám Husayn's martyrdom)
DB 271 note 1
73-1 (36-41), 74-0 (1-7)
    1. Táhirih in Baghdád
DB 272
73-1 (36-41)
      1. Táhirih's eloquence before Baghdád notables
DB 272
73-1 (41), 74-0 (1-7)
      1. Táhirih's vindication before Muftí of Baghdád and other notables
DB 272
74-0 (7-12)
    1. Translated Qayyúmu'l-Asmá'
see GPB 23
74-0 (12-16)
    1. Teaching victories in Qasvín
74-0 (16-22)
    1. Táhirih in Tihrán
DB 285
74-0 (16-22)
      1. Táhirih's call to Vahíd for heroism (with 'Abdu'l-Bahá on her lap in Tihrán)
DB 285
74-0 (22-29)
      1. Táhirih's influence on feminine society in Tihrán
DB 621-622
74-0 (29-33)
      1. Táhirih's affirmation of the Faith with Grand Vizir's deputies
DB 622 note 1
74-0 (33-36)
    1. Táhirih's poetry for the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh
74-0 (36-41)
    1. Táhirih's role in Badasht
DB 292-297
74-0 (41), 75-175-0
    1. Táhirih's martyrdom
DB 621-631
74-0 (41), 75-0
      1. Foreshadowing of Táhirih's martyrdom
DB 621-631
75-1 (1-7)
      1. Táhirih's preparation for marytrdom
DB 622-625
75-1 (7-17)
      1. Táhirih's martyrdom
DB 625-626
75-1 (17-22)
      1. Táhirih's burial
DB 627
75-2 (23-41)
    1. Táhirih's marytrdom, life, and influence
75-2 (23-24)
      • (Reference to Táhirih as the first woman suffrage martyr)
House of Justice letter
75-2 (39)
      • "ratiocination": logical reason
76-0 (1-38), 76-1 (39-41), 77-0 (1-7)
    1. Testimonies on Táhirih
76-0 (9-32)
      1. Testimonies of Lord Curzon, E.G., Browne, Dr. T. K. Cheyne, Comte de Gobineau, Chirol on Táhirih
DB 629-631 note 1
77-1 (8-22)
  1. Execution of prominent disciples of the Báb
DB 616-621, 629-631
77-1 (8-22)
    1. Siyyid Husayn-i-Yazdí's martyrdom (see V.B. above)
DB 629-631
77-2 (23-41), 78-0
    1. Hájí Sulaymán Khán's martyrdom
DB 616-621
78-1, 79-0 (1-2)
  1. Torment facing masses of other Bábís (in other places)
DB 639-642
78-1, 79-0 (1-2)
    1. Conflagration ravaging Bahá'u'lláh's province
DB 639-642
79-1 (3-15)
    1. Campaign of outrage and spoliation to Yazd, Nayríz, and Shíráz
DB 642-645
79-1 (10-15)
      • (quote from Nabíl)
DB 645
79-1 (16-25)
    1. Details of ferocious Persecutions (including towards women and children)
DB 645-648 note 1
79-1 (26-36)
  1. Tributes paid to the heroism of the Bábís
All references are in DB 663 note 1, 2nd of Browne also in Appreciations of the Bahá'í Faith, p. 31, 48
79-1 (26-36)
    1. Overview of glorious deeds performed
(Other general overviews of this most likely exist in DB)
79-2 (37-41), 80-0 (1-8)
    1. Bahá'u'lláh's testimony of martyrs deeds
80-1 (9-24)
    1. Muhammad's foreshadowing of the martyrs' deeds
80-2 (25-41), 81-0 (1-19)
    1. Testimonies of Westerners
80-2 (38-41)
      • (Reference of Renan to their heroism)
Appreciations of the Bahá'í Faith, p. 48
81-0 (9-19)
      • (Testimonies of E.G. Browne and Comte de Gobineau)
All references are in DB 663 note 1, 2nd of Browne also in Appreciations of the Bahá'í Faith, p. 31
81-1 (20-33)
    1. An enemy's testimony
81-2 (34-41), 82-0 (1-4)
  1. Fate of the persecutors of the Báb and His disciples
(see below)
81-2 (34-41), 82-0 (1-4)
    1. Overview of fate of oppressors
(Other general overviews of this most likely exist in DB)
82-0 (4-12)
    1. Demise of Muhammad Sháh
DB 253, 539, 299-300
82-0 (12-23)
    1. Hájí Mírzá Áqásí
DB 524-525, 231-234 and note 2, 263-264
82-0 (12-17)
      1. Introduction to Hájí Mírzá Áqásí
DB 524-525, 231-234 and note 2
82-0 (17-23)
      1. Demise of Hájí Mírzá Áqásí
DB 263-264
82-0 (23-38)
    1. Amír Nizám
DB 332-353; DB 446-452; 500-501, 526
82-0 (23-27)
      1. Review of Amír Nizám's role in Tabarsí, Seven Martyrs of Tihrán
DB 332-353; DB 446-452; respectively
82-0 (27-30)
      1. Amír Nizám's role in Nayríz (?), the death sentence of the Báb, and Zanján (?)
DB 500-501 (the sentence)
82-0 (30-38)
      1. Demise of the Amír Nizám
DB 526
82-0 (38-41)
    1. Demise of Mírzá Áqá Khán
83-1 (1-8)
    1. Husayn Khán
DB 150-151, 197, 524
83-1 (1-4)
      1. Review of Persecutions by Husayn Khán
DB 150-151
83-1 (4-8)
      1. Demise of Husayn Khán
DB 197, 524
83-1 (8-15)
    1. Hájibu'd-Dawlih
DB 617-621, 603, 635-637
83-1 (8-15)
      1. Introduction to persecutions of Hájibu'd-Dawlih
DB 617-621, 603, 635-637
83-1 (10-15)
      1. Demise of Hájibu'd-Dawlih
83-1 (15-27)
    1. Sa'ídu'l-'Ulamá
DB 265-267, 338-339 note 2, 347, 408-411, 410 note 1
83-1 (15-18)
      1. Introduction to persecutions of Sa'ídu'l-'Ulamá
DB 265-267, 347, 408-411, 338-339 note 2
83-1 (18-27)
      1. Demise of Sa'ídu'l-'Ulamá
DB 410 note 1
83-1 (27-32)
    1. Kalantar's demise
83-1 (32-35)
    1. Mírzá Hasan Khán's demise
DB 506-507, 526, TN 25-26
83-1 (35-41), 84-0 (1)
    1. Shaykhu'l-Islám
DB 320-322, note 1
83-1 (35-39)
      1. Introduction to persecutions of Shaykhu'l-Islám
DB 320-322, note 1
83-1 (39-41), 84-0 (1)
      1. Demise of Shaykhu'l-Islám
DB 321
84-0 (2-7)
    1. Mírzá Abú-Tálib Khán
DB 639-642
84-0 (2-5)
      1. Introduction to persecutions of Mírzá Abú-Tálib Khán
DB 639-642
84-0 (5-7)
      1. Demise of Mírzá Abú-Tálib Khán
DB 642
84-0 (7-11)
    1. Shujá'u'l-Mulk's Demise
DB 645-648 note 1
84-0 (11-13)
    1. Demise of Mírzá Na'ím
84-0 (13-25)
    1. Demise of regiment which executed the Báb
DB 525
84-1, 85
  1. God's judgment
DB 196, 523-524, (Other general overviews of this most likely exist in DB)
84-1 (26-32)
      1. Overview of God's judgment
84-1 (33-39)
      1. Testimony of the Báb to God's judgment
DB 196
84-1 (39-41), 85
      1. Nabíl's Testimony on God's judgment
DB 523-524