June 29, 2020

1846 – While a guest of the Imám-Jum‘ih of Isfahán, the Báb revealed a commentary on a surih of the Qur’an – “verses that equalled in number a third of the Qur’án”

It was at the request of this same prelate [the Imám-Jum‘ih of Isfahán] that the Báb, one night, after supper, revealed His well-known commentary on the súrih of Va’l-‘Asr. Writing with astonishing rapidity, He, in a few hours, had devoted to the exposition of the significance of only the first letter of that súrih—a letter which Shaykh Ahmad-i-Ahsá’í had stressed, and which Bahá’u’lláh refers to in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas—verses that equalled in number a third of the Qur’án, a feat that called forth such an outburst of reverent astonishment from those who witnessed it that they arose and kissed the hem of His robe. 
- Shoghi Effendi (‘God Passes By’)

June 24, 2020

June 20, 2020

May 12, 1912: Unity Church, Montclair, N.J. - Translation of the prayer ‘Abdu’l-Baha wrote in the church book at the request of the minister

O God! Thou pure Lord! Thanks be unto Thee, that the mountains and deserts were traversed and the great Atlantic was crossed until we reached this continent and in this country, we have mentioned Thy name and fame with our tongue. Even in this church, like unto Elijah, we have proclaimed Thy Kingdom.

O God! Make the people of this church to be attracted to Thy beauty, and in Thy shelter, protect and bless them.

- 'Abdu'l-Baha Abbas
(Star of the West [The Baha’i Magazine], vol. 19, no. 5, August 1928)

June 16, 2020

1930: Twenty-three hundred Baha’is in attendance at the Naw-Ruz Feast in Tihran, Iran

This illustration has been enlarged from a small kodak picture taken by Dr. Lotfullah Hakim. It shows only a section of the group of twenty-three hundred in attendance at the Baha'i New Year Feast in Tihran, Persia, March 21, 1930. 
Another view of the assembled Baha'is at their New Year’s Feast in Tihran, March 21, 1930. 
(Star of the West [The Baha’i Magazine], vol. 21, no. 3, June 1930)

June 12, 2020

The Báb was a guest of the Imám-Jum‘ih of Isfahán for 40 days

Isfahan 1839
The first forty days of His [Báb's] the  sojourn in Isfahán were spent as the guest of Mírzá Siyyid Muhammad, the Sulṭanu’l-‘Ulamá, the Imám-Jum‘ih, one of the principal ecclesiastical dignitaries of the realm, in accordance with the instructions of the governor of the city, Manuchihr Khán, the Mu ‘Tamidu’d-Dawlih, who had received from the Báb a letter requesting him to appoint the place where He should dwell. He was ceremoniously received… 
- Shoghi Effendi  (‘God Passes By’)

June 8, 2020

September 1846: The Báb left Shiraz and proceeded to Isfahán

Miraculously preserved by an almighty and watchful Providence, the Báb proceeded to Isfahán (September, 1846), accompanied by Siyyid Kázim-i-Zanjání. Another lull ensued, a brief period of comparative tranquillity during which the Divine processes which had been set in motion gathered further momentum, precipitating a series of events leading to the imprisonment of the Báb in the fortresses of Máh-Kú and Chihríq, and culminating in His martyrdom in the barrack-square of Tabríz. 
- Shoghi Effendi  (‘God Passes By’)