Lives Inspired

Frank Wyss – Knight of Bahá’u’lláh

Frank Wyss

Frank Wyss was a Knight of Bahá’u’lláh. He did not engage in physical warfare. That was not the kind of knight he was. A Knight of Bahá’u’lláh engages in a spiritual battle – primarily a battle against self. The title was granted to those who arose, in response to plans set by Shoghi Effendi in…

Bahiyyih Khanum

Bahiyyih Khanum

Bahiyyih Khanum was Bahá’u’lláh’s daughter, the younger sister of Abdu’l Baha. She was only 6 when her family’s home in Tehran was ransacked and the family were sent across the snowbound mountains to Baghdad. It was the beginning of a life of in exile and imprisonment with Baha’u’llah and her fellow family members. We have…

Salman – Bahá’u’lláh’s Postman

As mentioned in a previous article, it was not so easy for Bahá’u’lláh’s letters to reach their intended audiences. How did they make their way from the various points of exile and imprisonment Bahá’u’lláh endured? The answer is a man named Salman who was born in South-West Iran. Salman had become a follower of the…

Mirza Abu’l Fadl – the Man Who Would Not Believe

Mirza Abu'l Fadl

Mirza Abu’l Fadl of Gulpaygan is remembered as one of the greatest scholars of the Baha’i Faith and he lived in the time of Bahá’u’lláh and Abdu’l Baha. Abdu’l Baha would mention his works – for example his treatise, The Brilliant Proof, responding to Christian preacher in London and he recommended reading Mirza Abu’l Fadl’s writings as…

Abdu’l Baha’s Work Day

Abdu'l Baha's work day

Abdu’l Baha‘s life was full of achievement. The eldest son of Baha’u’llah, he transcended a lifetime of exile and imprisonment and took the Baha’i Faith out of its homelands to a wider world. If all Abdu’l Baha had done was to undertake his teaching trips throughout Europe and North America, it would be more than…

The Secret Mission of Sulayman Khan

sulayman khan - gates of tabriz

The terrible news that the Bab was to be executed in Tabriz had reached Bahá’u’lláh in Tehran. He knew just the man for a daring mission to rescue the Bab: Sulayman Khan. Courageous and strong and himself a leading native of Tabriz, if anyone could rescue the Bab, it would be Sulayman Khan. Doors would…

The Execution of the Bab

execution of the Bab

The Bab was in a cell in the barracks of Tabriz. He had already been condemned to death by the Amir Kabir, Persia’s highest official. The death sentence was sanctioned by the religious authority of high clergy. Now it just remained for the sentence to be carried out. Although death approached, the Bab was dictating…