The dramatic story of Mirza Mihdi, the beloved son of Bahá'u'lláh, who fell from a skylight in the roof of the prison where he, his family and many other Bahá'ís were imprisoned, and who sacrificed his life that others might attain the presence of the Manifestation of God and, ultimately, bring about the unity of the world.
It is in the nature of the mystery of sacrifice that those who sacrifice themselves are often not aware of the full extent of the spiritual power they are unlocking. And this seems to have been the case with the act of sacrifice that forms the subject matter of Boris Handal's book.
When the son of Bahá'u'lláh, Mírzá Mihdí, the Purest Branch, fell from a skylight in the roof of the prison where he, his family and many Bahá'ís were imprisoned with the Manifestation of God, he was severely injured and likely to die from his injuries. When offered his life by his father, he chose instead to sacrifice it so that the doors of the prison might open and those who longed to see Bahá'u'lláh attain their desire.
In accepting this sacrifice, Bahá'u'lláh prayed for an even greater objective, 'I have, O my Lord, offered up that which Thou hast given Me, that Thy servants may be quickened, and all that dwell on earth be united.'
Author: Boris Handal.
Format: Softcover book, 256 pages, 13 x 20 cm.
Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 2017.
About Boris Handal
Professor Boris Handal has published over 100 academic articles, chapters and books on a broad range of educational and cultural issues. Dr Handal has taught in universities and schools for over thirty-five years in Australia, Asia and Latin America.
Dr Handal is the author of Eve Nicklin, She of the Brave Heart and Mirza Mihdi - The Purest Branch, in addition to two titles in Spanish, El Concurso en Lo Alto and Mahoma - Profeta de Dios.