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Misc Baha'i : Chronolgy of Principle Events - Dawn Breakers

Chronology of Principal Events Related in the Dawn-Breakers


Birth of Hujjat.
12 Nov. 1817
Birth of Mirza Husayn 'Aliy-i-Nuri (Bahá'u'lláh).
Birth of Tahirih.
20 Oct. 1819

Birth of Siyyid 'Ali-Muhammad-i-Shirazi (The Báb).

Birth of Quddus.
27 June 1826
Death of Shaykh Ahmad-i-Ahsa'i.
9 Sept. 1834
Accession of Muhammad Shah.

Marriage of Bahá'u'lláh to Asiyih Khanum (Navvab).


The Báb proceeds to Najaf and Karbila where he attends the lectures of Siyyid Kazim-i-Rashti, Shaykh Ahmad's successor.

Marriage of The Báb to Khadijih Khanum.
31 Dec. 1843
Death of Siyyid Kazim-i-Rashti.
Jan. 1844

Mulla Husayn and his companions set out to find the Qa'im.

23 May 1844

Declaration by The Báb of his mission to Mulla Husayn-i-Bushru'i at Shiraz. The Báb reveals the Suriy-i-Mulk, the first chapter of the Qayyumu'l-'Asma.

Birth of `Abdu'l-Bahá in Tihran.
Summer 1844

The Báb sends the Letters of the Living to their native provinces to teach; he sends Mulla Husayn to Tihran to communicate with Bahá'u'lláh. Shortly after, Bahá'u'lláh arises to spread the Revelation of The Báb in Mazindaran.

Mulla 'Aliy-i-Bastami sets out for Karbila.
Sept. 1844

The Báb sets out with Quddus from Shiraz on pilgrimage to Mecca.

12 Dec. 1844
Arrival of The Báb and Quddus in Mecca.
Dec. 1844

Quddus proclaims the Faith to the Sherif of Mecca.

10 Jan. 1845

The Báb and Quddus leave Mecca for Medina. The Báb reveals Sahifatu'l-Haramayn on way.

13 Jan. 1845
Trial of Mulla 'Aliy-i-Bastami at Baghdad.
15 May 1845
The Báb returns to Bushihr following pilgrimage.
June 1845

Punishment inflicted by Husayn Khan on disciples of The Báb at Shiraz., Quddus, Mulla Sadiq-i-Khurasani, and 'Ali Akbar-i-Ardistani arrested, beaten and expelled from Shiraz.

The Báb arrested and escorted to Shiraz.

Muhammad Shah sends Vahid to interview The Báb in Shiraz. The Commentary on the Surih of Kawthar revealed. Vahid becomes a disciple of The Báb.

Hujjat also becomes a believer around this time.
Mulla 'Aliy-i-Bastami is martyred.
23 Sept. 1846

The Báb is arrested, but later released following an outbreak of cholera. Shortly after, The Báb leaves Shiraz for Isfahan.

Sept. 1846-Mar. 1847

The Báb's stay in Isfahan, where he meets with a number of the 'ulama', and where Manuchihr Khan, the governor, becomes a follower of The Báb. The Commentary on the Surih of Va'l-'Asr and Tafsir-i-Nubuvvat-i-Khassih revealed.

Mar.-July 1847

The Báb is transferred from Isfahan to Maku. Kitáb-i-Bayan, Dala'il-i-Sab'ih, and the Tablet to Muhammad Shah revealed at Maku.

Tahirih leaves 'Iraq for Iran.
Oct. 1847

Some thirty Bábis, including Tahirih, arrested in Qazvin. Bahá'u'lláh imprisoned in Nov.-Dec. while trying to assist The Bábis of Qazvin.

21 Mar. 1848
Mulla Husayn visits The Báb at Maku.
10 Apr. 1848
The Báb is moved to Chihriq.
June 1848

Bahá'u'lláh, Quddus and Tahirih arrive at the Conference of Badasht at which a definite break is made with the laws of the Islamic Dispensation.

July 1848

The Báb is brought to Tabriz for trial, passing through Urumiyyih on the way. He proclaims his station in the presence of the heir to the throne. After his trial, he is bastinadoed and returned to Chihriq.

Summer 1848
Quddus arrested and imprisoned in Sari.
4 Sept. 1848
Death of Muhammad Shah.

Accession of Nasiru'd-Din Shah; Mirza Taqi Khan, the Amir Nizam, becomes Prime

Minister a short time later.
12 Oct. 1848

Mulla Husayn and his companions enter the Shrine of Shaykh Tabarsi -- beginning of the Mazindaran Upheaval.

Nov. 1848
Bahá'u'lláh arrives at Shaykh Tabarsi.
27 Nov. 1848

Quddus arrives at Shaykh Tabarsi. Bahá'u'lláh leaves some time later.

Dec. 1848

Bahá'u'lláh arrested and bastinadoed in Amul on his way to Shaykh Tabarsi for a second time.

2 Feb. 1849

Martyrdom of Mulla Husayn and some forty of his companions.

10 May 1849

Quddus and his companions tricked into laying down their arms.

End of Mazindaran Upheaval.
16 May 1849
Martyrdom of Quddus at Barfurush.
ca. May 1849

Haji Mirza Siyyid 'Ali, the maternal uncle of The Báb, visits him at Chihriq.

7 Mar. 1850

Martyrdom of the Seven Martyrs of Tihran, among them Haji Mirza Siyyid 'Ali, uncle of The Báb. [7 Mar. is the date suggested by "The Dawn-Breakers"; Momen, in "The Bahá'í World" Vol XVIII, p. 381, gives the date as 19 or 20 Feb.]

17 Mar. 1850

Vahid arrives in Yazd. Disturbances occur following his proclamation of the Faith of The Báb. The Yazd Episode.

14 Feb.-15 Mar.1850

Tahirih imprisoned in the house of Mahmud Khan-i-Kalantar.

ca. 13 May 1850
Beginning of the Zanjan Upheaval.
27 May 1850

Vahid enters Nayriz. Beginning of the First Nayriz Upheaval.

19 June 1850
Arrival of The Báb at Tabriz.
21 June 1850

The Bábis, through treachery, induced to leave the fort, then set upon and killed. End of First Nayriz Upheaval.

29 June 1850
Martyrdom of Vahid.
9 July 1850
Martyrdom of The Báb.
25 Aug. 1850

Arrival of 'Aziz Khan-i-Mukri, commander-in-chief of Iran's army, at Zanjan.

29 Dec. 1850 or 8 Jan. 1851
Martyrdom of Hujjat.
Jan. 1851
End of the Zanjan Upheaval.
13 Nov. 1851

Fall of Mirza Taqi Khan, Amir-Nizam. Mirza Aqa Khan-i-Nuri becomes Prime Minister shortly thereafter.

15 Aug. 1852
The attempt on the life of the Shah.
16-27 Aug. 1852

Arrest and martyrdom of Bábis in Tihran, including Tahirih, Sulayman Khan, and Siyyid Husayn-i-Yazdi (The Báb's amanuensis).

Aug.-Dec. 1852

Imprisonment of Bahá'u'lláh in the Siyah-Chal of Tihran.

Oct.-Nov. 1852
Second Upheaval at Nayriz.
12 Jan. 1853
Banishment of Bahá'u'lláh to Baghdad.
8 Apr. 1853
Arrival of Bahá'u'lláh in Baghdad.

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