April 26, 2020

1845: The “initial collision of irreconcilable forces”: The “raging” of a “violent controversy”; the anger of the mullás

With the Báb’s return to Shíráz the initial collision of irreconcilable forces may be said to have commenced…The people of Shíráz were by that time wild with excitement. A violent controversy was raging in the masjids, the madrisihs, the bazaars, and other public places. Peace and security were gravely imperiled. Fearful, envious, thoroughly angered, the mullás were beginning to perceive the seriousness of their position. 
- Shoghi Effendi  (‘God Passes By’)