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‘On the first day of Muharram 1309 [7 August 1891], the Blessed Perfection was celebrating the festival. My father was corpulent and suffered from rheumatism. He could not sit on the floor. The Blessed Perfection said: “Bring a chair for the Afnan,” and then: ” Bring chairs for his sons as well,” and so we all were seated on chairs…. The Blessed Perfection, Himself, distributed {baqlava} [a sweetmeat] to the believers present. Then He said:

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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. The stories that have been posted during the past days, can be downloaded as a pdf document here, In the Presence of the Blessed Beauty. Also, it might be worthwhile to, as preparation for celebration of the Birth of Bahaullah, to study a few quotes on Manifestations of God available at this link.

This final story in this series, is the beautiful account given by E.G. Brown when he was in the presence of the Blessed Beauty at the Mansion of Bahji.

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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. This story, is Mirza Haydar Ali’s recount of how believers and non-believers were affected when they were in the presence of the Blessed Beauty.

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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. This fifth story is from when Bahá’u’lláh was walking to His brothers home (in Akka) for celebrating Ridvan.

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Today we continue with stories relating encounters with the Blessed Beauty as preparation for the celebration of His birth. The story of today is from the time the Blessed Beauty lived in Bagdad.

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