By Peter Smith
This finished and succinct encyclopedia strains the origins and improvement of the BahNB'! religion from nineteenth-century Iran to the fashionable day, protecting its imperative figures and significant historic occasions.
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The city is close to the Iranian border, and received large numbers of Iranian immigrants from the 1880s onwards. These included Bahi'is, many of them merchants and builders, who were seeking both economic opportunity and the chance to escape persccution in their homeland. Their numbers soon rose to about four hundred. The Rahi'i presence led to growing antiBahi'i sentiment amongst the Iranian Shi'i settlers, culminating in the brutal public murder of a prominent Bahi'i (Hiji Muhammad-Ridi Isfihini) on 8 Scptember 1889, preliminary to a projected general attack on the Bahi'is.
Continental FUNDS were UHJC no. x. established to support their work. The appointment of a second sct of Boards was called for in October 1957. e. safeguarding Former cleric, also known as ~ ~ a twho i, the unity of the Baha'i community and responding to attacks by COVENANT-became one of the most prominent Iranian Bahi'is. He wrote what was BREAKERS and non-Bahi'i opponents), regarded at the time as a particularly whilst the original Boards focused their authoritative history of the Bdbi and attention o n the T E A C H I N G work Bahb'i religions, al-Kawdkib ad-duriyya ('Propagation').
Quranic-style verses in Arabic, prayers, homilies, commentaries, and Persian-language writing. Throughout his ministry the Bib composed numerous letters, including lettyrs to MUHAMMAD SHAH,Hiji Mirzi AQAS~, and to all the leading clerics in Iran. In addition to his writings the Bib also fashioned many TALISMANS. Browne, ~elections 198-239; GPB 22-7; McS 11-1 03. Babi and Baha'i Studies 1 Academic study of the Bibi and Bahi'i religions. The term 'Bahi'i Studies' has also come to have a wider usage (see below; see also SCHOLARSHIP).