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TAGS: Bahaullah Life of (documents); Mysticism; Poetry; Sufism; Sulaymaniyyih
LOCATIONS: Baghdad; Iraq (documents); Kurdistan; Sulaymaniyyih
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The interplay of Bábí themes of messianism and the Sufi mystical emphasis on internal spirituality; analysis of an early poem by Bahá'u'lláh which hints that by the 1850s he began to see his mission of reform to carry out in the Bábí community.

Bahá'u'lláh and the Naqshbandi Sufis in Iraq, 1854-1856

by Juan Cole

published in Studies in the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions, Volume 2, pages 1-28
Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 1984
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