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

After the Ascension of the Blessed Beauty, Jináb-i-Zayn remained faithful to the Covenant. During the Ministry of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the pilgrims increased considerably. Year after year some 70 to 80 friends came on pilgrimage from different countries, wearing different types of clothes and speaking a multitude of languages. It was quite common that some ten pilgrims would be dismissed and asked to leave in the morning, and on the same evening, a new group of 10 or sometimes more pilgrims would enter ‘Akká. Oftentimes the Master, regardless of the season, would come to the Khan-i-Avamid and visit the pilgrims in the morning (sometimes even before sunrise). During these visits, which brought so much joy to the friends, they would recite from the Holy Writings, pray, listen to the Master and be blessed with His presence.

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In Haifa, in the time of `Abdu’l-Bahá, lived a Christian priest who would, every now and then, bother the friends and not care much for what they had to say. One day, Haji Mirza Heydar Ali became aware of this and went to the priest. Heydar Ali asked the priest what that thing which was hanging from his neck. The priest answered that this is the cross of Christ.

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

In ‘Akká, Jináb-i-Zayn lived on the upper floor of the caravanserai named Khan-i-Avamid. He stayed there from when he moved to ‘Akká (around 1886) until he passed away in 1903. He had two rooms next to the pilgrim rooms. He lived in one of these rooms used the other for receiving and meeting with friends and for transcribing Holy Writings. The Khan-i-Avamid has about 40 rooms. Families residing there would usually have two rooms. One would be used for living in and the other for storage. The rooms were quite large so those living there would divide the room into three sections. The first section, closest to the entrance, functioned like a kitchen. The middle section would be for sleeping and the third section, furthest in and also commonly referred to as the head of the room, was a bit elevated and would be used as living room or for having guests.

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

Jináb-i-Zayn arrived to Baghdad when Bahá’u’lláh was in Adrianople. During Jináb-i-Zayns sojourn in Baghdad, he made a pilgrimage to the House of Bahá’u’lláh. This deed pleased Bahá’u’lláh very much. The Blessed Beauty revealed a Tablet in which He extols this act of pilgrimage. Bahá’u’lláh states that this deed of Jináb-i-Zayn radiates as bright as the sun among his other deeds. Bahá’u’lláh further states that with this act, all his other deeds were fulfilled and accepted in the eyes of God.

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The Khan-i-Avamid in Akka functioned as pilgrim house during the time of Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha. As such, it is of interest for pilgrims. This post (as part of a series of posts on places of interest in the Holy Land) tells the story of the Khan-i-Avamid. The text below can also be downloaded as a pdf (Khan-i-Avamid).
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