HuangRan wrote on an. 5, 2013:
The year A.H.260 is not A.D.362, and how to understand this?
Hello HuangRan, the equivalent of A.H. 260 is A.D. 844, the answer to your above question, the only one without any answer.
The Day of God in the Qur’an and the Bible is a thousand years and Qa’im or Mahdi, the promised one of Islam, appeared just a thousand year after the Revelation of the Qur’an plus the interpretations of Imams (260 years) and the Bab appeared at A.H. 1260, A.D. 1844.
The poets and writers of old when They wanted to prophesy an important date they brought it in a word which its numerical value was the same as that date, e.g.
Mirza Muhammad Akhbari has some poems which have prophesied the date of coming of the Promised One, Qa’im (Mahdi) namely the Bab. He says that in the year “GHARAS” the earth will be illuminated by the revelation of the Qa’im.
(Gharas) in Arabic consists of three letters Gh (ghaf), r (Ra’), and s (Sin) the numeral number of them in Abjad Notation are 1000, 200 and 60 respectively, the sum of them is 1260, A.H. 1260 or A.D. 1844, the Proclamation of the Bab.
Muhyid’din Arabi in his books and epistles has prophesied the NAME of Qaim and the YEAR of His coming: “The blessed name of Qa’im is a mixture of the names of the Nabi (the Prophet) and vali (The Guardian: Ali, the successor of Muhammad), while the name of Vali proceeds the name of Nabi”, which makes ‘ALI MUHAMMAD, the given name of the Bab.
Also he prophesied the date of His coming is equal to the HALF OF THE SMALLEST NUMBER which is divisible to each and all the figures from 1 to 9. (This number is 2520 which can be divided to any of the figures and there will be no remainder. And half of that number (2520) is 1260, the year of the proclamation of the Bab.
Hafiz one of the greatest poets of Iran has a poem which prophesizes the month of birthday and the year of the coming of the Qa’im (Mahdi), namely the Bab, he says:
See THE CRESCENT OF MUHARRAM, and ask for the CUP of the wine of happiness,
Because it is the month of safety and the year of peace and well-being.
In this poem Hafiz refers to the BIRTHDAY of the Bab which is on the CRESCENT OF MUHARRAM, (*) or the first of Muharram A.H.1235 (so it is with the birth of Baha’u’llah which is in the second day of the same month).
Also in this poem, CUP in Farsi is SAGHAR which has four letters S (sin) = 60, A (alif) =1, ghein (gh) =1000 and R (ra’) =200 the sum of them is equal to 1261 the year after the Bab had proclaimed His Mission.
"The Báb, Whose name was Siyyid Ali-Muhammad, was born on the first day of Muharram 1235 A.H., and Bahá'u'lláh on the second day of the same month in 1233 A.H. These dates are in accordance with the lunar calendar used in the Islamic world.
(*). Regarding the Lunar Calendar of Muslims, any month begins with the crescent of the moon, so THE CRESCENT OF MUHARRAM means the first of Muharram the month of the birth of the Bab.