In a few days, we celebrate the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh. As part of preparation for this Holy Day and its celebration, it might be valuable to read some stories and recounts of believers who had the honour of being in the presence of the Blessed Beauty and experience the Majesty of His Person. Following story is about one of the attempts on the life of the Blessed Beauty. A professional assassin, tried to assassin the Blessed Beauty while He was living in Bagdad.

During Bahá’u’lláh’s stay in Baghdad, Shaykh Abdu-l-Husayn-i-Tihrani [an implacable enemy of Bahá’u’lláh who had been commissioned to the Shah to supervise repairs to the holy shrines] incited various persons to attempt His murder. One of these was a Turk named Rida, who stood waiting one day for the Blessed Beauty, weapon in hand. But the instance his eyes fell upon Bahá’u’lláh, he was confounded, his pistol dropped from his hand and he was unable to move. “Return his gun to him, and show him the way to his home,’ said Bahá’u’lláh to His brother, Aqay-i-Kalim. ‘It seems he has lost his way.’ (Furutan, Stories of Bahá’u’lláh, nr 34)