Eminent Baha'is in the Time of Baha'u'llah
The story of Bahá'u'lláh's followers in Iran
The final work of the distinguished historian and Hand of the Cause Hasan Balyuzi.
This volume describes the effect of Bahá'u'lláh's Revelation upon eighteen of the most noted disciples in Iran. They arose from varied backgrounds to reach heights of distinction and self-sacrifice. 'Nothing daunted them,' the author writes, 'no blow ever swerved them from their straight path . . . Serving the Faith of Bahá'u'lláh was the only goal they knew.'
These are the stories of apostles, martyrs, poets, and noblemen. Among their number are Samandar, both successful merchant and dedicated disciple; Na'im, a poet of the first rank; the grandson of a Shah of Iran; 'the gourmet who was a saint'; the renowned Mírzá Haydar-'Alí; and the extraordinary story of the secret allegiance to Bahá'u'lláh of the leading Shí'í clergyman of his day.
Of particular interest and value are the hundred photographs, the majority of which are eminent Bahá'ís and leading Iranian figures of the time.
The book concludes with several chapters about the homeland of Bahá'u'lláh, His ancestors, and certain remarkable prophecies of His coming.
Mr Balyuzi had intended to add further chapters to this volume, but he did not live to complete them. The unfinished sections have been filled out by Dr Moojan Momen, his trusted research assistant.
Author: Hasan Balyuzi.
Format: Hardcover book, 400 pages including 100 illustrations and maps, 16 x 23 cm.
Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 1985.