Friday, August 28, 2009

August in Baha'i History


The exact dates are unavailable but the following happened in August.


1842 - The Bab marries Khadijih-Bagum


After a few months in Shiraz He declared His intention of going once again to 'Iraq. His mother, alarmed and agitated by this decision, once more sought the aid of her brother. Their efforts resulted in the marriage of the Báb to Khadijih-Bagum, daughter of Haji Mirza 'Ali, the paternal uncle of His mother. The marriage took place in August 1842. (H.M. Balyuzi, The Bab - The Herald of the Day of Days, p. 46)


1848 - The Bab was returned to the prison fortress of Chiriq


It must have been sometime in the first days of August 1848 that the Báb was restored to Chihriq. (H.M. Balyuzi, The Bab - The Herald of the Day of Days, p. 147)


1851 - Baha'u'llah was in Kirmanshah


Bahá'u'lláh spent most of August 1851, the month of Ramadan (the Muslim month of fasting), in Kirmanshah. There, both Nabil-i-A'zam and Mulla 'Abdu'l-Karim-i-Qazvini attained His presence. He directed Mulla 'Abdu'l-Karim to go to Tihran, and Nabil to take Mirza Yahya with him and stay in the vicinity of Shah-rud. (H.M. Balyuzi, Baha'u'llah - The King of Glory, p. 67)


1852 - Baha'u'llah imprisoned in the Siyah-Chal


He was thrown into the dungeon called 'The Black Pit' in Teheran in August 1852. (Thief in the Night)


1852 - Signs in the heavens


Biela's comet disappeared in 1846. It returned in August, 1852. This was the very month and year in which Bahá'u'lláh was cast into an underground prison in Teheran. It was the beginning of the forty years of his Mission which ended in Israel in 1892 with his death; the forty years foretold by Micah during which God would show to the Messiah 'wonderful things'. (Thief in the Night)


1852 - The Martyrdom of Tahirih


Tahirih was at the height of her beauty and power when she was slain in August 1852. She was thirty-six. Siyyid Kazim had called her Qurratu'l-'Ayn -- "Consolation of the Eyes." Others had called her Zarrin-T j "Crowned of Gold." But the name by which she lives forever in the hearts of her people is Tahirih -- the Pure One. (William Sears, Release the Sun, p. 120)


1883 - Baha'u'llah's second visit to Haifa


There is a dated Tablet, in the handwriting of Mirza Aqa Jan, which indicates that Bahá'u'lláh was in Haifa in August 1883, probably the date of this second visit. (H.M. Balyuzi, Baha'u'llah - The King of Glory, p. 373)




1918 - The Master threatened with crucifixion


But the greatest threat to the Master's life and to His family came at the moment when the Turkish Commander-in-Chief, "the brutal, the all-powerful and unscrupulous Jamal Pasha, an inveterate enemy of the Faith," as Shoghi Effendi described him, contemplated crucifying the Master and His whole family, according to Major Tudor which entered Haifa in August 1918, and who states this hideous act was due to take place two days before their entry, but was frustrated by the rapidity of the British advance and the consequent hasty retreat of the Turkish forces.
(Ruhiyyih Khanum, The Priceless Pearl, p. 26)


1980 - Disappearance of 2 Auxillary Board Members and the NSA of Iran


THIS HEINOUS ACT CAUSES US FEAR THAT MEMBERS PREVIOUS NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND TWO AUXILIARY BOARD MEMBERS WHO DISAPPEARED AUGUST 1980, AS WELL AS TWO OTHERS WHOSE WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN OVER TWO YEARS, HAVE SUFFERED SAME FATE. NAMES THESE HEROIC DEDICATED SERVANTS BLESSED BEAUTY ARE:
AUXILIARY BOARD MEMBERS
DR YUTSIF 'ABBASIYAN
DR HISHMATU'LLAH RAWHANI
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERS
DR 'ALIMURAD DAVUDI
MR 'ABDU'L-HUSAYN TASLIMI
MR HUSHANG MAHMUDI
MR IBRAHIM RAHMANI
DR HUSAYN NAJI
MR MANUCHIHR QA'IM MAQAMI
MR 'ATA'U'LLAH MUQARRABI
MR YUSIF QADIMI
MRS BAHIYYIH NADIRI
DR KAMBIZ SADIQZADIH
MEMBER LOCAL ASSEMBLY TIHRAN
MR RUHI RAWSHANI
PROMINENT TEACHER
MR MUHAMMAD MUVAHHID

EXEMPLARY CHARACTER THESE SELFLESS GLORIOUS SOULS SOURCE INSPIRATION TO BAHÁ'ÍS OF WORLD. WHILE NOT ABLE WIN CROWN MARTYRDOM LIKE PERSIAN BRETHREN, VALIANT DETACHED FRIENDS EVERY LAND UNDOUBTEDLY ARE ENDEAVOURING EVINCE SAME SPIRIT FOLLOW SAME PATH CONSECRATION DEDICATION GOD'S HOLY FAITH. WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT SANCTIFIED BLOOD OF THESE DESCENDANTS DAWN-BREAKERS WILL SERVE STRENGTHEN BODY CAUSE GOD THROUGHOUT GLOBE, PRODUCE UNPRECEDENTED VICTORIES TO COMPENSATE LOSSES SUSTAINED CRADLE FAITH. ...

UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE





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