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Baha, Abdul, Sir (also 'Abd al-Baha', Abdul-Baha Abbas; Abbas Effendi, Abb)

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Born: 1844 AD
Died: 1921 AD, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: Persian
Categories: Religious Leaders

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Persian-born religious leader.

 

1844 - Born on the 23rd of May in Tehran, Persia.

 

1850 - Witnessed social instability and the persecution of his father and other religious leaders by Shi'ite Muslims.

 

1853 - Accompanied his father and seventy other devout Baha'ists into exile in Baghdad, Arabia, where they initiated a thriving Babi community.

 

1866 - Proclaimed himself the third religious leader of the Baha'is as well as the slave of Baha, interpreter of divine revelation, and the promised successor described in the Bab's covenant.

 

1904-1907 - The hostile agents jailed him at a Turkish prison, where he continued to receive representatives of all faiths and races.

 

         - During this period he married Munirih Khanum, mother of their four daughters.

 

1908 - He was freed from the jail because the Turkish revolution resulted in the overthrow of the Ottoman Empire and the freeing of political and religious prisoners.

 

1911 - He visited France and England.

 

1912 - Dispatched reformers to the United States, which he toured in April.

 

1920 - The King of England knighted him for promoting peace in the Middle East.

 

1921 - Abdul-Baha died peacefully in his sleep on the 28th of November.

 

 


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