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By Shua Ullah Behai, Eric Stetson

A historical past of the kinfolk of Mirza Husayn Ali Baha'u'llah (d. 1892) informed 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 better Baha'i sect. This booklet is the 1st of its type and a massive old record.

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11. 12. Muhammad Baqir, son of Zayn al-Abedin. Ja'far Sadiq, son of Muhammad Baqir. 32 Musa Kazim, son of Ja'far Sadiq. 33 Ali Reza, son of Musa Kazim. Muhammad [al-Jawad] Taqi, son of Ali Reza. Ali [al-Hadi] Naqi, son of Muhammad Taqi. Hasan Askari, son of Ali Naqi. H. ] The Shi'ites hold that he did not die, but disappeared in an underground passage in Surra Man Ra'a; that he still lives surrounded by a chosen band of his followers in one of the 36 mystical cities called Jabulqa and Jabulsa; and that when the fullness of time is come, when the earth is filled with injustice, and the faithful are plunged in despair, he will come forth to overthrow the infidels, establish universal peace and justice and inaugurate a millennium of blessedness.

After 40 years of exile and continuous labor and after the martyrdom of 20,000 of his followers, Baha’u’llah died in 1892, leaving a will to his eldest son, Abbas Effendi, to be succeeded by his second son, Mohammed Ali Effendi, assigning to them the spiritual leadership of the movement and the responsibility of carrying out his mission of brotherhood and peace. Siyyid Kazim Rashti, forerunner of the Bab. 2 The Cultural and Religious Precursors of Baha’ism By Shua Ullah Behai Shua Ullah Behai (1878 - July 3,1950), also known in the Baha’i tradition as Mirza Shua'u’llah, was the son of Mohammed Ali, son of Baha’u'llah.

Ja'far Sadiq, son of Muhammad Baqir. 32 Musa Kazim, son of Ja'far Sadiq. 33 Ali Reza, son of Musa Kazim. Muhammad [al-Jawad] Taqi, son of Ali Reza. Ali [al-Hadi] Naqi, son of Muhammad Taqi. Hasan Askari, son of Ali Naqi. H. ] The Shi'ites hold that he did not die, but disappeared in an underground passage in Surra Man Ra'a; that he still lives surrounded by a chosen band of his followers in one of the 36 mystical cities called Jabulqa and Jabulsa; and that when the fullness of time is come, when the earth is filled with injustice, and the faithful are plunged in despair, he will come forth to overthrow the infidels, establish universal peace and justice and inaugurate a millennium of blessedness.

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