Palestine, 1892, Telegram: “the Sun of Bahá has set”

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Palestine, 1892, Telegram: “the Sun of Bahá has set”
by alborz
29-May-2009
 

May 29th, 1892, at approximately 3 AM, marks the ascension of Bahá’u’lláh.  The news of His ascension was instantly communicated to Sultan Abdu'l-Hamid in a telegram which began with the words "the Sun of Bahá has set" and in which the monarch was advised of the intention of interring the sacred remains within the precincts of the Mansion, an arrangement to which he readily assented. Bahá’u’lláh was accordingly laid to rest in the northernmost room of the house which served as a dwelling-place for His son-in-law, the most northerly of the three houses lying to the west of, and adjacent to, the Mansion. His interment took place shortly after sunset, on the very day of His ascension.

For a full week a vast number of mourners, rich and poor alike, tarried to grieve with the bereaved family, partaking day and night of the food that was lavishly dispensed by its members. Notables, among whom were numbered Shi'ahs, Sunnis, Christians, Jews and Druzes, as well as poets, ulamas and government officials, all joined in lamenting the loss, and in magnifying the virtues and greatness of Bahá’u’lláh, many of them paying to Him their written tributes, in verse and in prose, in both Arabic and Turkish. From cities as far afield as Damascus, Aleppo, Beirut and Cairo similar tributes were received. These glowing testimonials were, without exception, submitted to His eldest Son, `Abdu'l-Bahá.

Already nine months before His ascension Baha'u'llah, as attested by `Abdu'l-Bahá, had voiced His desire to depart from this world. From that time onward it became increasingly evident, from the tone of His remarks to those who attained His presence, that the close of His earthly life was approaching, though He refrained from mentioning it openly to any one. On the night preceding the eleventh of Shavval 1309 A.H. (May 8, 1892) He contracted a slight fever which, though it mounted the following day, soon after subsided. He continued to grant interviews to certain of the friends and pilgrims, but it soon became evident that He was not well. His fever returned in a more acute form than before, His general condition grew steadily worse, complications ensued which at last culminated in His ascension, at the hour of dawn, on the 2nd of Dhi'l-Qa'dih 1309 A.H. (May 29, 1892), eight hours after sunset, in the 75th year of His age.

On this occasion, `Abdu'l-Bahá wrote:

The world's great Light, once resplendent upon all mankind, hath set, to shine everlastingly from the Abhá Horizon, His Kingdom of fadeless glory, shedding splendour upon His loved ones from on high and breathing into their hearts and souls the breath of eternal life.

This day is one of the nine Bahá’i Holy Days, on which work is suspended.

Alborz

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There is a good chance ...

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... that he has become the mouthpiece of the Australian Azali (AA) that, according to Anonymous 414, is now banned from this site.

I have no doubt that he will be able to fully explain the difference between an Azali, a Bayani, and a Moslem.

During the Constitutional Revolution the Azalis pretended to be Moslems out of fear. Today, the few that remain, also pretend to be Moslems in daily life for the same reason.  So this "sighe" of convenience between the two is not only possible and probable, but also perfectly "shar-ee" in their minds.

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Reza 41

Dear Faryar ,are you reading ok ?

by Reza 41 on

Dear Faryar, Alla'U'Abha

 sorry, But I think you got little confuse by my "design to confuse" question,

I didn't, ask you H.Baha'ullah if he dyed his hair jet black or not.

 Here I repeat again: by any chance can you(or any one) find, or, is there any public record (news paper or non Bahai, locally source )recorded or picture of H.Baha'ullah (abha alyeh)day of passing and gathering mass of weeping men and women participating his funeral, from all over the world, as Bahais claim in their records ??

how this day of mourning passed with out notice in whole world? how could that be possible ? did any one thought of that before ?

BTW, Dr.Brown British PHD, said very similar thing for Azal as he said for H.Baha'ullah ,while visiting Azal in cypress. you should read what he wrote in his book about Bahaies "one year among Iranian" ,also read his book noghtat-ol- kaf too.

 http://www.h-net.org/~bahai/areprint/nk/nuqta.htm

Reza ,Akhond 2 riyali


faryarm

Impression of Baha'u'llah by a not so sympathetic observer..

by faryarm on


The final years of Bahá'u'lláh's life (1879-1892) were spent in the Mansion of Bahjí, just outside `Akká, even though he was still formally a prisoner of the Ottoman Empire. During his years in `Akká and Bahjí, since `Abdu'l-Bahá, his eldest son, had taken care of the organizational work, Bahá'u'lláh was able to devote his time to writing, and he produced many volumes of work including the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, his book of laws.[42] His other works included letters outlining his vision for a united world, as well as the need for ethical action; he also composed many prayers.[42]

In 1890 the Cambridge orientalist Edward Granville Browne had an interview with Bahá'u'lláh in this house. After this meeting he wrote his famous pen-portrait of Bahá'u'lláh:

"In the corner where the divan met the wall sat a wondrous and venerable figure, crowned with a felt head-dress of the kind called táj by dervishes (but of unusual height and make), round the base of which was wound a small white turban. The face of him on whom I gazed I can never forget, though I cannot describe it. Those piercing eyes seemed to read one's very soul; power and authority sat on that ample brow; while the deep lines on the forehead and face implied an age which the jet-black hair and beard flowing down in indistinguishable luxuriance almost to the waist seemed to belie. No need to ask in whose presence I stood, as I bowed myself before one who is the object of a devotion and love which kings might envy and emperors sigh for in vain!"[42][43]

On May 9, 1892 Bahá'u'lláh contracted a slight fever which grew steadily over the following days, abated, and then finally took his life on May 29, 1892. He was buried in the shrine located next to the Mansion of Bahjí.[44]



Mona 19

آقا رضا ...

Mona 19


یا ایّهَا الّذِینَ ءامنوُا لا یَسخَر قُومُ مِن قَومٍ عَسَی اَن یکُنُوا خیراً مِنهُم ۴۹:۱۱  

به علماء از قول بهاء بگو: ما به زعم شما مقصريم ،از نقطۀ اولي روُحُ ما سِواهُ فِداه چه تقصيري ظاهر كه هدفِ رِصاصش نموديد. نقطۀ اولي مقصّر، از خاتم النبيين روحُ العالمين لهُ الفِداء چه تقصيري باهِر كه بر قتلش مجلس شورا ترتيب داديد . خاتَمُ النّبيين مقصّر ، از حضرت مسيح چه تقصير و افترا هويدا كه صليبش زديد . حضرت مسيح به زَعمِ باطل شما كاذب، ازحضرت كليم چه كذبي و افترايي آشكار كه بر كذبش گواهي داديد. حضرت كليم به زعم باطل شما كاذب و مقصّر ، از حضرت خليل چه تقصيري هويدا كه در آتشش انداختيد. اگر بگوييد ما آن نفوس نيستيم ، مي گوييم اقوال شما همان اقوال و افعال شما همان افعال.

مونا

 


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Reza 41, NUR, Sophia and Badi 19

by Omid 11 (not verified) on

are all the same person after all or all in secret communication. At least we don't have to read Reza's first grade English any more: what an act by NUR. No wonder Bahaees did not like Azal. How low could you get?


Reza 41

wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish,

by Reza 41 on

That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption. 10 For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others. 11 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names. 12 Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish. 13 This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah. 14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling. 15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah. 16 Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased; 17 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him. 18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself. 19 He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light. 20 Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.
Psalms 49


Reza 41

to ab111

by Reza 41 on

you may want to reconsider your comment,

Bahais ARE master of exaggeration, and master of manipulation of the facts, therefore you cant win them. there is game called "Shotor Morgh"( Farsi means camel bird=ostrich) they play it well, if you ask about contradictions in Bahai faith ,form of answer they choose is like: because she has wing and bird feet and head is a bird not a Camel ,and and another time they get cut lying they say ; because she walks like a camel and and is big body and dont fly therefor  is camel is not a bird.

Faryam; not to confuse you but,if Behje Castle was rented and not owned by Baha'ullah until recent(as you said),than,what the fight over will of Baha'ullah between its resident(other children of Bahaullah) and Ab-Baha was about? 

oh, BTW(for the record),soon after arrival of Bahaullah in Akka, three (in some account 7) prominent azalies(1) like S.Mohammad Isphahani, they were brutally butchered by Bahaullah's hit men ,so it was very important and logical for rich men WG(World Government) great religion makers  behind the scene to have Baha'ullah protected ,because remaining (pised)Babbies there were out there to get them and take a revenge.therefore, for two years and 6 days he and his whole family were reside in that army base , and as evidence shows they were not incarcerated rather just living there for their own protection .

Faryar,as curiosity, is there any independent(from Bahai)source or public record , has any record of the day that Bahaullah went to malakoot-i- Abha? and all this people that Alborz saying were gathered for his funeral ? most likely you'll find non, because Bahaullah was unknown to local, and he never revealed who he is or if he is from GOD or he has any message (in 40 years  going in the Sunni mosque and praying Sunni way of Islam).how ever locales knew him as strange Darvish living in the Castle ;0)

p.s there is no evidence of Ab-Baha publicly talking about the Bahai Faith in Palestine ,therefore Ab-Baha also never revealed to local that his father or himself were from GOD, and he even sometimes lead local Sunni mosque for congregational prayer to cover his faith, that is why when he died Muslims congregational prayer leader of Akka and local Muslim people came to his funeral and his interment was Islamic way.

1) there is suspicious that,sayied Mohammad Isphahanni most effective Babbi faithful , and azal's teacher and guide and second in command in Babbei,ws purposely  transferred to Akka ,just to get killed. because with his knowledge, Baha'ullah never could make his way to become who he became. and according to Baha'ullah chef admission Baha'ullah knew about plot but "he didn't approve" nor try to stop the mass killing by calling authority. 

cheer,

 Reza Akoond 2 rialy


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Subh-i Azal

by Badi19 (not verified) on

Subh-i Azal And Him-Whom-God-Will-Make-Manifest

Mirza Jani has ‘identified’ ‘He Whom God Shall Manifest’ with Subi-I Azal in the sense that “there may not be two Points [i.e. the Manifestations of the Primal Will, for the definition of the term Point (Nuqta).

No documentary evidence has been traced to uphold Mirza Jani’s statement that Subh-i Azal “was to abrogate the Bayan if ‘He Whom God Shall Manifest’ should appear in His Power in thy time, and to put into practice that which we shall inspire into thine heart.”

Mirza Jani in N-K considers the manifestation of Subh-i Azal to be the manifestation of Him-Whom-God-Shall-Make-Manifest. Mirza Jani misdirects himself his in his opinion and thereby arrived at a wrong conclusion. Where the text is clear there is no room for interpretation. The Point’s Testamentary Disposition addressed to Subh-i-Azal is clear and prevail.

Mirza Jani was not the only one who was mistaken. Many a believer passed away with the belief that Subh-i Azal was Him-Whom-God-Will-Make-Manifest. In one of his epistles Subh-i Azal says:

بعضی توّهم مینمایند که این شجره دعوی مقامات لانهایة داشته و مدعی مقام موعود است. ای جهال نادان اگر چنین مقصود بود از اول کلام تا امروز همگی شما شجرة ازلیة را من یظهره الله جلّ و عزّ فرض مینمودید و آن عبد مفتقر منع می نمود و سلب این مقام از خویش مینمود چنانچه کثیری به همین اعتقاد از این عالم فانی رفتند اگر فی الحقیقة مقصود او از بعد این بود قبل را شما خود مقرر بودید چه احتیاج به انکار تا آنکه مزیر بر زحمت شده دلیل و برهان آوریم.

For some years Mirza Husayn Ali Baha himself held the same belief:
In his Sata’at, Sat’a 107, Subh-i Azal says:

«... و انا الظلام یومئذ کان فی افتکار عظیم بان کیف یظهر الله امره و کیف یظهر نفسا اخر و کان یصتقد فی بعض سنین بان هذا الوجه ذلک القمص و قد ؟ عن ذلک هذا العبد و ؟ الله امره انه علام حکیم فلما رای و قد فعل ما اجراه الی ان سفل دمآء و قبل نفوسا و اهلک قوما ...»

The Primal Point did not expect the immediate appearance of the next manifestation, and Subh-i Azal never claimed to be He-Whom-God-Will-Make-Manifest.
Subh-i Azal stood in relation to the Primal Point as did Ali to the Prophet. The Point’s Testamentary Disposition addressed to Subh-i Azal confirms no command to abrogate the Bayan, but rather make impossible such a directive.


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The Ancient Beauty

by Khanoum Joon (not verified) on

Let's imagine for a moment:

Imagine the Mahdi, the Q'aim, the Prince of Peace, The Lord of the Age, God's Avatar, Amitabha, Meshiah, Christ, He Whom God Shall Make Manifest all appear in one Radiant Personage who is crowned in the reality of a Thousand Shining Names.

Let's imagine that humanity notices Him and universally embraces this miraculous Being eager to pay homage to the wonderment of His Teachings.

In such case, the people around Him would beg to serve this Being, no thing would be suffered to be denied Him. The treasures of the earth would arrive at His door. People would count themselves amazed and awestruck to gaze at Him even from great distances. they would be willing to sacrifice everything for His legendary and prophecy-fulfilling Word.

STOP . . .(sigh).

All this HAS happened . . . except only a FEW people (at first) realized the sanctity of this glorious Personage. Baha'u'llah has explained in the Kitab-i-Iqan that persecution is one of the Proofs of a Divine Teacher. No true Messenger ever escaped it.

Those who undertood Who Baha'u'llah was in His lifetime sacrificed all that they had willingly
Wouldn't you? If you believed?

Today, those who have heard His Call feel immensely enriched to know of His Life and to offer the best they have to this Heavenly Prince born and exiled from Iran.

He came to the Mansion of Bahji late in His life (after being persuaded to leave Akka by the Turkish governor; His jailers also came to respect Him.) He dressed simply, owned little furniture and gave His one carpet away to raise funds for a member of the community who needed aid.. Thereafter He lived with simple rushes on the floor of His rooms.

Baha'u'llah was descended from a noble family. If a rich mansion was all He had wanted, He could have hidden Himself away and denied God; denied humanity. He could have kept the many enviable properties that were stripped away from Him after He was taken to prison in 1852.

This is one of the meanings Baha'is contemplate in the words, "The Ancient Beauty hath consented to be bound in chains . . ."


Mona 19

The Ancient Beauty ...

by Mona 19 on

"The Ancient Beauty hath consented to be bound with chains that mankind may be released from its bondage, and hath accepted to be made a prisoner within this most mighty Stronghold that the whole world may attain unto true liberty. He hath drained to its dregs the cup of sorrow, that all the peoples of the earth may attain unto abiding joy, and be filled with gladness.

This is of the mercy of your Lord, the Compassionate, the Most Merciful. We have accepted to be abased, O believers in the Unity of God, that ye may be exalted, and have suffered manifold afflictions, that ye might prosper and flourish.

He Who hath come to build anew the whole world, behold, how they that have joined partners with God have forced Him to dwell within the most desolate of cities!"

http://www.nybahai.org/ascension/ascension.html

Regards, Mona

 

 

 


faryarm

Baha'u'llah was 'respected' by Sultan Abdul Hamid?

by faryarm on

 

Baha’u’lah was "respected" by Sultan Abdul Hamid?

He may have been respected, but please dont confuse the issues... 

The Sultan's Farman of confinement was never rescinded; however

the Ottoman Pashas were continuously frustrated by the fact that their emissaries, the Governors they sent  who were to rule with an iron fist over the Persian Exiles,  were quickly disarmed by the sheer majesty and personality of Baha'u'llah,  not tomention, the admiration and reverence that had grown and shown to Baha'u'llah by the locals ; so much so that they had to keep changing governors, to enforce the conditions of incarceration and exile.

Despite this, Baha'u'llah refused to take advantage of the occasional leniency, since in His eyes He was still a Prisoner and an Exile of the Ottomans and the Qajars, who had been  banished Him from his homeland,Iran. 

for more detailed look, please see

Bahá’u’lláh’s Incarceration in ‘Akká  

http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/GPB/gpb-13.html 

 


faryarm

This was no palace, 100 years ago

by faryarm on

This was no palace, 100 years ago

Its owner had escaped the area because of a tragic plague...

it was a run down and sparse place; it was rented and not purchased by HIs son Abdul Baha, where Baha'u'llah and his family were housed.

Today, in respect and in honour of Baha'u'llah , The properties have been purchased , where Bahji has been renovated and majestic gardens planted around it. 

It is a place of pilgrimage for millions around the world; a quite place of prayer and meditation, for All, including Arabs and Jews and visiting Bahai Pilgrims from every race and religion and country.

 faryarm

 


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Dear ab111

by Anonymousdoost (not verified) on

a golden cage is still a cage!


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Nice little Palace by the

by pd (not verified) on

Nice little Palace by the Mediterranean!!


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Bahaullah's 40 years of imprisonment

by ab111 (not verified) on

I do not understand why our Bahai friends insist that Bahaullah was imprisoned for forty years. First two years the Ottomans gave Him and His family residence in a military barracks. Following that he rented a house with three rooms and and a hall and garden where He resided for three years. Once the financial subsidy from His followers increased, He bought the Palace of Bahji where after renovation the entire family resided. Visitors have marveled at the beauty of the marbled mosaic floor. During all these years He and His family were allowed to freely go out for their daily needs. According to the above writing He was interred in the precincts of the Mansion and He was well respected by Sultan Abdul Hamid so much that the king was notified in a telegram of His ascension. Living in a mansion with all due deference by the Ottoman king contradicts the state of imprisonment.


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Thank you O Land of Ta, O Iran!

by Baha'i Lady (not verified) on

Ever since the day Thou didst create me at Thy bidding, O my God, and didst arouse me through the gentle winds of Thy tender mercies, I have refused to turn to any one except Thee, and have, through the power of Thy sovereignty and Thy might,arisen to face Thine enemies,and have summoned all mankind unto the shores of the ocean of Thy oneness and the heaven of Thine all-glorious unity.

I have sought, all my days, not to guard myself from the mischief of the rebellious among Thy creatures, but rather to exalt Thy name amidst Thy people.

I have, thereby, suffered what none of Thy creatures hath suffered.

- Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings
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Thank you O Land of Ta, O Iran!
Thank you for allowing me the blessing of knowing the Sun of Truth, Bahá’u’lláh.

As I stood with my Friends from all nations this morning, facing toward the Baha'i Qiblih at Bahji, a bird outside the window of our Baha'i Center began to warble.

I wished that the Seven Bahá’í leaders imprisoned in Evin could hear the same song. Perhaps they do.
Eid Mubarak!


Ahang Rabbani

An eyewitness account

by Ahang Rabbani on

The above write-up by Alborz is very nice and complete.

A few years ago, I was delighted and surprised to find an account of the passing of Baha'u'llah by the noted poet 'Andalib.  Both the orginal poem (in 'Andalib's hand) and a translation can be found here:  http://ahang.rabbani.googlepages.com/passing

Thanks again for the write-up.


amigo19

Lets pray for our dear bahai friends in Iran on this special Day

by amigo19 on

 When the victory arriveth, every man shall profess himself as believer and shall hasten to the shelter of God's Faith. Happy are they who in the days of world-encompassing trials have stood fast in the Cause and refused to swerve from its truth.

 (Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 318)