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Reader comment on item: Resurrection and Renewal: The Making of the Babi Movement in Iran, 1844-1850

Submitted by Peter Terry (United States), Oct 21, 2006 at 23:11

The review is well written and accurate, with one small clarification of an historical nature. The declaration of the Bab's "mission" occurred at a very specific time, according to the Bab and virtually all chroniclers of his life and times. This exact time was 2 hours and 11 minutes after sunset on 22 May 1844 CE (corresponding to 5 Jumada al-Ula 1260 AH). Mulla Husayn gave an eye-witness report of his fateful meeting with the Bab in which he indicated that it took place in the latter's home in Shiraz, not on the outskirts of that city.

Jason stated that Mulla Husayn and the Bab did not meet, according to his Baha'i informants. If he double-checks with them, or reads reliable books on the subject, he will discover that Mulla Husayn did indeed meet the Bab, but that Baha'u'llah, later the founder of the Baha'i Faith, did not meet the Bab.

Like Max Defender, I also wondered if this version of the review has been truncated. It is excellent, but short.

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