By Shua Ullah Behai, Eric Stetson
A background of the family members of Mirza Husayn Ali Baha'u'llah (d. 1892) advised from their very own viewpoint. those are these Baha'i kin of Baha'u'llah whom Abbas Effendi 'Abdu'l-Baha made Covenant Breakers and ostracized from the higher Baha'i sect. This booklet is the 1st of its style and a huge ancient rfile.
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The Shaykhi Reform Movement The era of awakening for liberation from religious orthodoxy began in th Iran (Persia) in the early 19 century. D. From his youth this great personage was a seeker of new light. He was a devout student of the Qur’an and the Shi'ite doctrine, a progressive teacher and [the founding] leader of the Shaykhi school. At the suggestion of his spiritual advisors he journeyed to Karbala and 38 Najaf (the center for students of theology) where he resided and taught his progressive teachings.
Kamar Bahai, granddaughter of Baha’u’llah, as a young woman, c. 1940. xxix I i XXX Mousa and Kamar Bahai at their daughter Maliha’s wedding. xxxi 1 - Preface By Eric Stetson -----0 ---- The Paradox of the Baha’i Faith In 1891, Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri, a Persian nobleman in exile who called himself Baha’u’llah (“The Glory of God”), wrote the following words, claiming to be revealing God’s message for a new era of human civilization: The first Glad-Tidings... e. the scriptures of religion].... The second Glad-Tidings: It is permitted that the peoples and kindreds of the world associate with one another with joy and radiance.
Consort with the followers of all religions in 1 a spirit of friendliness and fellowship. e. e. as Baha’is]... The religion of God is for love and unity; make it not the cause of enmity or 1 2 dissension. 1 Lawh-i-Bisharat (“Tablet of Glad-Tidings”). : US Baha’i Publishing Trust, 1988 pocket-size edition), pp. 21-22. 2 Kitab-i-Ahd (“Book of the Covenant”). , p. 220. xxxiii XXXIV A Lost History of the Baha’i Faith Baha’u’llah’s first son and successor, Abbas Effendi, who called himself ‘Abdu’l-Baha ("Servant of the Glory”), wrote the following in his own will: So intense must be the spirit of love and loving kindness, that the stranger may find himself a friend, the enemy a true brother, no difference whatsoever existing between them.