Saturday, June 27, 2009

June 27th in Baha'i History


1826 - Death of Shaykh Ahmad-i-Ahsa'i. (Chronolgy of Principle Events - Dawn Breakers)


He foretold and taught his followers of the coming of the promised Q’aim and -


Shaykh Ahmad-i-Ahsa'i, that luminous star of Divine guidance who had so clearly perceived, before the year sixty, the approaching glory of Bahá'u'lláh, and laid stress upon "the twin Revelations which are to follow each other in rapid succession," had, on his part, made this significant statement regarding the approaching hour of that supreme Revelation, in an epistle addressed in his own hand to Siyyid Kazim: "The mystery of this Cause must needs be made manifest, and the secret of this Message must needs be divulged. I can say no more. I can appoint no time. His Cause will be made known after Hin (68)."
(Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By, p. 92)


1965 - Death of 'Alí Akbar Rafí'í Rafsanjání, Knight of Bahá’u’lláh named for pioneering to Morocco, International Zone.


1984 – Martyrdom in Tihran


To all National Spiritual Assemblies


400.1 FURTHER OUR TELEX DATED 3 JULY WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED DISTRESSING NEWS OF EXECUTION IN TIHRAN ON 27 JUNE OF IHSANU'LLAH KATHIRI, 40 YEARS OLD, AFTER 11 MONTHS IMPRISONMENT HIS BODY UNCEREMONIOUSLY BURIED BY AUTHORITIES WITHOUT INFORMING FAMILY. ...
UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE

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