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TAGS: Abdul-Baha, Writings and talks of; Haji Mirza Haydar-Ali; Persecution; Persecution, Deaths; Persecution, Iran; Upheavals; Yazd upheaval
LOCATIONS: Iran (documents); Isfahan; Yazd
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Events in Isfahán and Yazd from March-September 1903.
First published in 1904 as Bahá'í Martyrdoms in Persia in the Year 1903 AD, translated by Youness Khan Afrukhtih and incorrectly attributed to Haji Mirza Haydar-Ali. For most of the century following its publication, this book was believed to be by Haydar-Ali. However, in 2004, Rabbani and Khazeh Fananapazir concluded that the treatise was actually written by Abdu'l-Bahá. See the earlier translation at haydar-ali_bahai_martyrdoms_1903. See also The Events and Tragedies of Manshád.

Rabbani re-translated the work in 2005 and both posted it on his website and submitted it to BSR for publication. Below is a PDF of the 2005 website version. Also see the 2007 version published by BSR in draft Word format, abdul-baha_treatise_persecutions_1903_bsr.doc, which has an expanded Preface.

Treatise on Persecution of Bahá'ís in 1903

by Abdu'l-Bahá

translated by Ahang Rabbani
published in Bahá'í Studies Review, 14, pages 53-67
Association for Bahá'í Studies English-Speaking Europe, 2007-12
date of original: 1903
The PDF below is the draft 2005 version. See also a Word version with an expanded Preface and slightly different
footnotes, as submitted to Bahá'í Studies Review in 2007, at abdulbaha_treatise_persecutions_1903_bsr.doc.
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