By Shua Ullah Behai, Eric Stetson
A historical past of the family members of Mirza Husayn Ali Baha'u'llah (d. 1892) instructed from their very own point of view. 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 publication is the 1st of its variety and a big historic record.
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It is thus a unique and crucially important compilation of the -views and memories of people who intimately knew the founder of the Baha’i faith, who believed him to be the new messenger of God for modern times, yet who, because of some combination of doctrinal disagreements and personal quarrels, were not allowed by their own relatives to participate in the religious community bearing his name. I contend that it is impossible to have a clear and balanced understanding of the Baha’i faith, its historical development, its current challenges and future potential, without reading A Lost History of the Baha’i Faith with a sincerely open mind.
It is situated between the following countries: to the north, the Caucasus, the Caspian 13 In 2014, it is exactly 1,648,195 square kilometers, which is 636,372 square miles. 7 8 A Lost History of the Baha’i Faith 14 Sea, and Russian Turkestan; to the east, Afghanistan and British Balu15 chistan; to the south, the Oman Sea and the Persian Gulf; to the west, Iraq and Turkey. Its population according to the last census is about 16 18,000,ooo. On account of the great mountains and wide plains, the climate of Iran is of two distinct types, that of the temperate regions and the tropical zones.
Thy alchemist Contentment be, Equal is stone or ore to thee. 20 As the legend goes, Prince Jamshid became a great king who reigned for hundreds of years and commanded the powers of light and darkness. He became prideful and fell from grace, and roamed the earth as an outcast for a hundred years, but gained wisdom and regained his kingdom after marrying King Gur- eng’s daughter. 21 The Parsees (also spelled Parsis) are Persians who continued to follow the Zoroastrian religion, the original faith of Persia, after the arrival of the Islamic empire.