Sunday, May 4, 2014
May 10th in Baha'i History
1849 - Quddus and his companions tricked into laying down their arms.
End of Mazindaran Upheaval.
(Misc Baha'i, Chronolgy of Principle Events - Dawn Breakers)
1912 - Abdul-Baha in America
In the afternoon `Abdu'l-Bahá spoke to a gathering of distinguished women on the rights and education of women. Later, after a drive in the park, He visited a home for the poor which had been established through the efforts of Mrs [Alice Barney-] Hemmick. In the evening, He spoke about the influence of the Cause of God, the spiritual power of Bahá'u'lláh, ending His talk with loving exhortations to the Bahá'ís. (Mahmud's Diary)
1925 - Egyptian Court Declares the Faith to be heretical
The achievements of the Faith and the important events which took place during these first sixteen years of the Guardianship are numerous. Notable among them was the verdict of the highest ecclesiastical court in Egypt issued on 10 May 1925 declaring the Faith to be heretical in character, and wholly incompatible with Islam. This document was hailed as a victory by the Guardian because it acknowledged that the Faith is an independent religion, and that it is as different from Islam as Islam is from either the Christian or Jewish Faiths.
(Adib Taherzadeh, The Covenant of Baha'u'llah, p. 305)
1979 - Seizure of the House of the Bab
NEWS JUST RECEIVED BLESSED HOUSE SHIRAZ AND FOUR ADJACENT HOUSES SEIZED BY ARMED MEN LAST WEEK OCCUPIED BY THEM FEW DAYS, BAHÁ'Í CUSTODIANS THEN SENT AWAY AND DOORS LOCKED AND SEALED....
[The House of the Báb was ordained by Bahá'u'lláh in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas as a place of pilgrimage. In this House the Báb held His celebrated interview with Mulla Husayn (the first to seek out the Báb and independently recognize His station) on the evening of 22 May 1844.]
UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE Messages 1963 to 1986 pg. 414