19 Apostles of Baha'u'llah

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Posted by Stuart Gilman ( on September 25, 2003 at 07:40:10:

Baha'i Faith 

19 Apostles of Baha'u'llah (Baha'i) 1853-1892 A.D.-B.E.

Mirza Musa: the only true brother of Baha'u'llah, surnamed "Kalim" 1

Mirza Buzurg: youthful martyr, bearer of Baha'u'llah's Tablet to Nasiri-Din Shah, surnamed "Badi" 2

Syyid Hasan: one of the martyred brothers of Isfahan, surnamed "Sultanu'sh-Shuhada'" 3
Mulla Abu'l-Hasan: faithful steward of Baha'u'llah and `Abdu'l-Baha, surnamed "Amin" 4
Mirza Abu'l-Fadl: Foremost and authoritive expounder of the Baha'i Revelation.  5
Mirza `Ali Muhammad: poet, teacher and martyr of the Faith, surnamed "Varqa" 6
Mirza Mahmad: an indomitable spirit and jealous defender of the Faith 7
Mulla Ali Akbar: a flame of zeal and devotion 8
Mulla Muhammad: learned and steadfast exponent of the Baha'i Revelation, surnamed "Nabil-i-Akbar" 9

Haji Mirza Muhammad Taqi: cousin of the Bab and chief builder of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkar of Ishqabad, surnamed "Kabir-i-Afnan"
Mulla Muhammad: poet, historian, and teacher of the Faith, surnamed "Nabil-i-A'zam" 11
Shaykh Kazim: a flame of the love of God, favoured of Baha'u'llah, surnamed "Samandar" 12
Muhammad Mustafa: brave and vigilant custodian and bearer of the remains of the Bab 13
Mirza Husayn: distinguished Calligraphist, and companinon-in-exile of Baha'u'llah, surnamed "Mishkin-Qalam" 14
Mirza Hasan: devoted teacher of the Cause, surnamed "Abid"
Shaykh Muhammad `Ali: eloquent and learned champion of the Faith in Russia Turkistan 16

Zaynu'l `Abidin: noted scribe, chief figure among "the exiles of Mosul" surnamed "Zayunu'l-Mugarra-bin" 17
Mirza `Ali Muhammad: zealous advocate in the early days of the proclamation of the Covenant of Baha'u'llah, surnamed "Shahid-ibn-i-Shahid" 18

This source refers to Bahaullah as His own Apostle, reconciling the number 19.

SOURCES: Abdu'l-Bahá, Memorials of the Faithful
Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By

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