October 22, 2015

Baha’u’llah’s time in the Holy Land: August 1868 to May 1892

The journey of Bahá'u'lláh and His companions from Gallipoli to Haifa took place between August 21 to 31, 1968, lasting 11 days.
  • Bahá'u'lláh and His party were then transferred from the steamer carrying them to Haifa, to a sailing vessel, which arrived in 'Akká on the afternoon of August 31, 1868. The time they spent in Haifa was a few hours.
  • Baha’u’llah spent 2 years, 2 months and 5 days in the Prison Barracks of Akka.
  • From the Prison, Bahá'u'lláh was transferred directly to the House of Málik, thence to the Houses of Khavvám and Rabí'ih. This lasted 10 months.
  • The final House in Baha’u’llah was transferred to was the House of 'Abbúd where He stayed for approximately 7 years. During that time He made occasional visits to the Garden of Ridvan.
  • Baha’u’llah then moved to the Mansion of Mazra'ih and stayed there for about 2 years.
  • The last 12 years of Baha’u’llah’s earthly life were spent in the Mansion of Bahjí.
  • Towards the end of this period Bahá'u'lláh visited Haifa four times. His last visit to Haifa lasted three months.
The total period of the sojourn of Bahá'u'lláh in the Holy Land was 24 years: from August 31, 1868 to May 29, 1892.
(Adapted from compilation: ‘Holy Places at the Baha’i World Centre’, prepared by the Research Department of the Universal House of Justice)