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Mullá Husayn receives the Declaration of the Báb (The First “Letter of the Living”) -by Govindah Chinapiel

imageYou will recall our previous post regarding the two luminaries, Shaykh Ahmad and Siyyid Kazim, who devoted their lives to the advent of the Qá’im (He who arises). Before Siyyid Kazim died, he told his followers to scatter and find the Promised One, the 12th Imam of Islam. Upon the death of Siyyid Kazim, fear and anxiety filled the hearts of his faithful disciples, but Mullá Husayn was very resilient and fervent in his quest of Him to whose advent his teacher had so often alluded.

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Shaykh Ahmad and Siyyid Kazim: (Announce the Appearance of the Bab) – By Govindah Chinapiel

imageThis is the first of three articles dedicated to a very unique window into the past which opens with the key Bábí historical figures namely Shaykh Ahmad, Siyyid Kazim, Mullá Husayn, and Quddus. This post focuses on a brief overview of Shaykh Ahmad and Siyyid Kazim, the two luminaries who had great knowledge about Islam and devoted their lives to the advent of the Qá’im (He Who Arises) and the Mahdi (Rightly Guided One). Their role in announcing the advent of the Bab is similar to John the Baptist in announcing Jesus Christ. The Bab appeared in the historical context of Islam, the same as Jesus did in the context of Judaism.

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