Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February 2nd in Baha'i History

1849: Mullá Ḥusayn dies in battle at fort at the Shrine of Shaykh Tabarsí.

No less than ninety of the companions were wounded that night, most of whom succumbed. From the day of their arrival at Barfurush to the day they were first attacked, which fell on the twelfth of Dhi'l-Qa'dih in the year 1264 A.H.,[1] to the day of the death of Mulla Husayn, which took place at the hour of dawn on the ninth of Rabi'u'l-Avval in the year 1265 A.H.,[2] the number of martyrs, according to the computation of Mirza Muhammad-Baqir, had reached a total of seventy-two. [1 October 10, 1848 A.D.][2 February 2, 1849 A.D.] (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 382)

1917 - TABLET TO THE BAHÁ'ÍS OF THE NORTHEASTERN STATES

Revealed on February 2, 1917, in Isma'il Aqa's room at the house of 'Abdu'l-Bahá in Haifa, and addressed to the Bahá'ís of the nine Northeastern States of the United States: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut,Vermont, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. (Abdu'l-Baha, Tablets of the Divine Plan, p. 59)

1983 - Occupation of the Seat of the Universal House of Justice (The Universal House of Justice, Messages 1963 to 1986, p. 571)

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