Saturday, April 17, 2010

April 9th in Baha'i History

1848: The Báb is removed from the fortress of Máh-Kú by orders of Hájí Mírzá Áqásí

'Abdu'l-Bahá states that the Báb's incarceration in the castle of Mah-Ku lasted nine months. According to Nabil-i-A'zam, on the twentieth day after Naw-Ruz (April 9th 1848), He left that mountain fastness on the Russian and Turkish frontiers.(11)

(H.M. Balyuzi, The Bab - The Herald of the Day of Days, p. 132)

1913 - Abdul-Baha Travels to Budapest

On March 30 He traveled to Stuttgart, and from there proceeded, on April 9, to Budapest, visited Vienna nine days later, returned to Stuttgart on April 25, and to Paris on May first, where He remained until June 12, sailing the following day, on the S.S. Himalaya from Marseilles bound for Egypt, arriving in Port Said four days later, where after short visits to Isma'iliyyih and Abuqir, and a prolonged stay in Ramleh, He returned to Haifa, concluding His historic journeys on December 5, 1913.

(Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By, p. 281)

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