Posted by Rob (220.127.116.11) on February 24, 2002 at 03:39:13:
In Reply to: Ibn-i-Asdaq posted by anon on February 16, 2002 at 16:47:22:
There is a short chapter on Ibn-i-Asdaq (Mirza Ali-Muhammad, c. 1850-1928) in Barron Harper's "Lights of Fortitude", George Ronald Publisher, Oxford, 1997. He was the youngest son of Hand of the Cause Mulla Sadiq-i-Muqaddas-i-Khurasani (whom Baha'u'llah named Ismu'llah'ul'-Asdaq) who fought at Fort Tabarsi. Ibn-i-Asdaq married the nice of Mulla Husayn Bushru'i, but she died shortly afterward without bearing children. His second wife was a Qajar princes, a great granddaughter of Fath-Ali Shah, 'Udhra Khanum, Diya'u'l-Hajiyyah, called by her family Agha Jan. She was a Baha'i and bore four daughters (unnamed in the book, nor are any other descendants). It was to Ibn-i-Asdaq that Baha'u'llah first wrote a Tablet describing the station of a Hand of the Cause of God as applying to individuals, though He had used the term before in general usage(April 1887. It was to him that the prayer, "Blessed is the spot...." was revealed. He died in Tihran in 1928 and was also designated as an Apostle of Baha'u'llah by the Guardian.
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