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Family joining Him in the Ridván Garden

“Bahá’u’lláh left His home “on the thirty-second day after Naw-Ruz for the Ridvan Garden. On that same day the river overflowed and only on the ninth day was it possible for His family to join Him in the Garden. The river then overflowed a second time, and on the twelfth day it subsided and all went to Him.”[1]

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In less than a week, 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. For the next five days, beginning with today, such stories will be posted. The first story is from Revelation of Bahaullah (vol 3) and is about when Bahá’u’lláh arrived to the Prison City of Akka. A large crowd had gathered to see and jeer at Him whom they had heard was the “God of the Persians”. Some of those in the crowd, however, recognized the Majesty and Greatness of the Blessed Beauty.

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This post, the sixth and final one, is the story of how Khadijih Bagum, the wife of the Báb, became a believer in the Báb. It also tells the story of the Bab preparing Himself for His Declaration. It is not clear exactly when this story took place but it was before the 23rd of May 1844.

During these past days, as preparation for a more spiritual celebration of the Declaration of the Bab, stories from His life prior to the 23rd of May, 1844, has been posted. All the stories posted, are gathered in  Selected Stories from the Life of the Bab prior to His Declaration.

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This post, the fifth one, continues the series of stories from the life of the Báb that show signs of His Greatness from early childhood, long before He openly declared His Mission. Here are some stories from when He worked as a merchant in Búshihr. Maybe these stories will be conducive to a more spiritual celebration of this Holy Day.

It seems to be unclear when the Báb left school to join his uncles as a merchant. According to Nabil (The Dawn Breakers), the Báb showed “superhuman wisdom” until His uncle “was induced to take Him away from the school of Shaykh Abid, and to associate Him with himself in his own profession.” He remained in Shiraz for a short while before moving to the city of Búshihr. The Báb continued to show signs of His “superhuman wisdom”. He associated with all kind of people, from ‘ulamás to shopkeepers in such manner that caused all to praise His qualities. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá once recounted the following story of the Báb when in Búshihr (as conveyed by Mírzá Habíbu’lláh Afnán);

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This post, the forth one, continues the series of stories from the life of the Báb that show signs of His Greatness from early childhood, long before He openly declared His Mission. Here are some stories from when He attended school. Maybe these stories will be conducive to a more spiritual celebration of this Holy Day.

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