“There was a Persian … named Aqa Jan-i-Naraghi. I (Haji Mirza Haydar-‘Ali) learned that he had been a great opponent of the Cause and an enemy of the friends, for whom he had caused afflictions and persecutions. This man became a very firm believer during my stay amongst the Kurds, and he then arose to serve the Cause in order to compensate for his past errors. It happened that, on one of his trips, he and his companions were attacked by outlaws and robbed of their possessions. They found themselves penniless and with no means of livelihood. At that moment of distress and agony, he looked up to the heavens and said, “O God, is this the way to treat Aqa Jan?”

After saying this, he continued walking home. Some time later he received a Tablet from Baha’u’llah. In it He stated, “We heard your whisperings. You are right! God will be with you and will confirm you.” From then on new doors were opened to him and to the other friends. They had great success in their services to the Cause which they had recently and very courageously embraced.”

Stories from the Delight of the Hearts, The Memoirs of Haji Mirza Haydar-‘Ali, page 75

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