Posted by anon (126.96.36.199) on October 02, 2002 at 22:10:32:
When ÎAbduâl-Bahá saw His Father, He was in chains and tied to His nephew, Mirza Mahmud. He walked with great difficulty, His beard and hair were unkempt, His neck bruised and swollen from the pressure of a heavy steel collar, and His back was bent with the weight of the chain. On witnessing this sight ÎAbduâl-Bahá fainted and was carried home, unconscious.
[1 According to the lunar calendar. He was born 23 May 1844 and was in His ninth year.] Ę10Ę
The fate of Mirza Mahmud was tragic. Notwithstanding the many favours that Baháâuâlláh bestowed upon him and the unique honour which was his, to share the same chain as Baháâuâlláh, he betrayed Him some years later by joining hands with His half-brother, Mirza Yahya, the breaker of the Covenant of the Báb and Baháâuâlláhâs arch-enemy.
(Adib Taherzadeh, The Revelation of Baha'u'llah v 1, p. 9)
What do we know about this nephew? I do not have in my reasearch any where a nephew by this name. Can anyone help me out?
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