This is the eighth post in a series of posts telling the life story of Zaynu’l-Muqarrabín.

Not long after, Bahá’u’lláh in a Tablet addressed to His currier (Shaykh Salman) conveyed to Jináb-i-Zayn that he should not be afraid of the people but rather be patient. When Jináb-i-Zayn received this message, he thought about its reason for the situation was very calm in Isfahan. It would not be long before Jináb-i-Zayn realized the meaning of this.

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This is the seventh post in a series of posts telling the life story of Zaynu’l-Muqarrabín.

Not long after, Jináb-i-Zayn left Baghdad for Isfahan. In Isfahan he met and became friends with Siyyid Muhammad-i-Isfahani (who later became the Antichrist of the Bahá’í Revelation). Jináb-i-Zayn soon noticed that something was not right with Siyyid Muhammad. For instance Siyyid Muhammad would say that sometimes Manifestations of God forget things, are incapable of performing miracles and that he considered himself to be the highest leader second to Azal. It was also clear that he disliked Bahá’u’lláh. However, Siyyid Muhammad soon moved to Baghdad.

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In 1912, Abdu’l-Bahá announced that the Temple is already built after having put in place the corner store of the Chicago House of Worship. How can a Temple, with no walls, structures or doors be already built with one stone? Abdu’l-Bahá also said that peace “will be established in this century, It will be universal in the twentieth century. All nations will be forced into it.”[3] similarly to the Temple, how can peace have been established when there are refugee crisis, extremist groups growing stronger, unimaginable poverty and suffering?”. Perhaps a fresh viewpoint of “evolutionary processes”, which “stands in contrast to pre-occupation with the short term in the wider society today,” [4] will aid in understanding this outwardly seemingly contradiction. Hopefully this semi-compilation can provide some insights. You can read the text below or view it below or The Temple is already built.
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This is the sixth post in a series of posts telling the life story of Zaynu’l-Muqarrabín.

Jináb-i-Zayn had returned home after his life changing events. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá explains, “He rid himself of all impeding veils; his doubts dispelled, he began to extol and glorify the Beauty promised from of old. In his own home, and at Isfahan, he became notorious for declaring far and wide that the advent of the long-desired One had come to pass.

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‘Abdu’l-Bahá revealed a Tablet in response to a letter He had received. It has no name but is often referred to as “what grief then” [digar che ghami] as this phrase is repeated in the Tablet. Currently we don’t know the background of this Tablet or to whom it was sent. This Tablet is only available in persian and I find it to be beautiful. The imagery and the poetic language used by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá is simply matchless. Although my provisional translation falls short in doing the original justice, it is worth reading and reflecting on its meaning. I offer my translation (or perhaps interpretation) here so to enable English speaking friends to partake of its contents.

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