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Zaynu’l-Muqarrabín is one of the eminent believers of our precious history. He was appointed as an Apostle of Bahá’u’lláh and a life worth reading about. Unfortunately, there is not much information available in English. To remedy this, his life story has been shared on this blog over the past year (eleven parts). To make it easier to read about his life, I have put all parts as one document and made improvements. Hopefully, you will enjoy reading about his life and draw inspiration from his example.
You can download The Story of Jinab-i-Zayn here.
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.
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.
This is the eighth post in a series of posts telling the life story of Zaynu’l-Muqarrabín.
Not long after, Bahá’u’lláh in a Tablet addressed to His currier (Shaykh Salman) conveyed to Jináb-i-Zayn that he should not be afraid of the people but rather be patient. When Jináb-i-Zayn received this message, he thought about its reason for the situation was very calm in Isfahan. It would not be long before Jináb-i-Zayn realized the meaning of this.
This is the seventh post in a series of posts telling the life story of Zaynu’l-Muqarrabín.
Not long after, Jináb-i-Zayn left Baghdad for Isfahan. In Isfahan he met and became friends with Siyyid Muhammad-i-Isfahani (who later became the Antichrist of the Bahá’í Revelation). Jináb-i-Zayn soon noticed that something was not right with Siyyid Muhammad. For instance Siyyid Muhammad would say that sometimes Manifestations of God forget things, are incapable of performing miracles and that he considered himself to be the highest leader second to Azal. It was also clear that he disliked Bahá’u’lláh. However, Siyyid Muhammad soon moved to Baghdad.