• Khamsis

Khamsis

A Cradle of True Gold

In 1881 five brothers, known as the Báqirof-Khamsi clan, whom Bahá'u'lláh designated as Sádát-i-Khams (The Five Siyyids, in Arabic) accepted the Bahá'í Faith in the northern part of Iran. For such an intrepid decision they were automatically disinherited from the family fortune although, interestingly, became affluent later by their own toil.

This book describes this wealthy family and their struggles to survive in the midst of a fanatical establishment. It is the narrative of a kinfolk using their high social position, to defend, overtly and covertly, their newly espoused religion and the vulnerable community gathered around those teachings. Bigotry, persecution and harassment could not abate their inner spiritual forces but rather strengthened their resolution for getting their religion known, recognised and protected.

Going through various tumultuous Iranian social scenarios, three main waves in such a courageous family are easily recognisable namely, Siyyid Naṣru'lláh Báqirof, Siyyid Ahmad Khamsi-Báqirof, and Mas'ud Khamsi, the latter whom ultimately brought the Bahá'í Faith to ten of thousands of indigenous people of South America.

An exemplary trilogy taking the reader to Iran, Russia, the Holy Land, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Africa and even to awe-inspiring areas such as the Amazon rainforest and the Andes mountains, exemplifying that love for humanity also travels and it never tires in giving if inspired by higher principles.

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  • Author: Boris Handal
  • Format: Softcover book; 308 pages
  • Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 718 mm; 215 g
  • Publisher: Independently Published, 2020
  • ISBN: 9780648901402

About Boris Handal

Professor Boris Handal has published over fifty academic articles, book chapters and books on a broad range of educational and cultural issues. Dr Handal has taught in universities and schools for thirty years in Australia, Asia and Latin America.

Titles by Boris Handal

    • Khamsis
    $20.00
    Baha’i Services
    $6.95 national postage
    $13.95 express
    Two-day dispatch
    2-7 day delivery

    Khamsis

    A Cradle of True Gold

    In 1881 five brothers, known as the Báqirof-Khamsi clan, whom Bahá'u'lláh designated as Sádát-i-Khams (The Five Siyyids, in Arabic) accepted the Bahá'í Faith in the northern part of Iran. For such an intrepid decision they were automatically disinherited from the family fortune although, interestingly, became affluent later by their own toil.

    This book describes this wealthy family and their struggles to survive in the midst of a fanatical establishment. It is the narrative of a kinfolk using their high social position, to defend, overtly and covertly, their newly espoused religion and the vulnerable community gathered around those teachings. Bigotry, persecution and harassment could not abate their inner spiritual forces but rather strengthened their resolution for getting their religion known, recognised and protected.

    Going through various tumultuous Iranian social scenarios, three main waves in such a courageous family are easily recognisable namely, Siyyid Naṣru'lláh Báqirof, Siyyid Ahmad Khamsi-Báqirof, and Mas'ud Khamsi, the latter whom ultimately brought the Bahá'í Faith to ten of thousands of indigenous people of South America.

    An exemplary trilogy taking the reader to Iran, Russia, the Holy Land, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Africa and even to awe-inspiring areas such as the Amazon rainforest and the Andes mountains, exemplifying that love for humanity also travels and it never tires in giving if inspired by higher principles.

    Product Details

    • Author: Boris Handal
    • Format: Softcover book; 308 pages
    • Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 718 mm; 215 g
    • Publisher: Independently Published, 2020
    • ISBN: 9780648901402
  • About Boris Handal

    Professor Boris Handal has published over fifty academic articles, book chapters and books on a broad range of educational and cultural issues. Dr Handal has taught in universities and schools for thirty years in Australia, Asia and Latin America.

    Titles by Boris Handal