From Shiraz to Carmel

Within the pages of this profound account, a treasure trove of knowledge unfolds, shedding light on the poignant journey of the remains of His Holiness the Báb, for the first time in print. It unveils a unique perspective, delving into the historical tapestry of the Bábi and Bahá’í Faith in Shiraz and its neighboring cities during significant transformation and turmoil.

As the narrative unravels, it becomes a testament to the indomitable spirit of the Bábi and Bahá’í communities, steadfast and resolute in the face of adversity and persecution. Their unwavering commitment to the principles of love, unity, and justice, intrinsic to the core of the Bahá’í Faith, stands as a beacon of inspiration across the ages.

This book unveils, for the very first time in print, the mesmerizing tale of the journey that brought the Báb’s remains from Tehran to Acre. It intertwines the touching stories of these communities, who, through turbulent tides, remain anchored in their faith. It paints a vivid portrait of resilience, courage, and the unyielding belief in the divine message bestowed upon them as they traverse a journey that echoes the essence of humanity’s quest for spiritual truth.

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This captivating book revolves around the life of a child named “Reuben.” Born into a Jewish family in Kashan, Iran, during the reign of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, young Reuben’s journey begins when, at the tender age of seven, he witnesses the public execution of a man named Sheikh Mazgani, martyred for his unwavering faith in the Bahá’í Faith. This poignant encounter leaves an indelible mark on Reuben’s heart and catalyzes his spiritual path. He stood among the initial Iranian Jews to embrace the Bahá’í Faith.

As he grows older, Reuben embraces the Bahá’í Faith, earning the esteemed title of “Mirza” from Bahá’u’lláh himself and the name “Reyhan” from ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Within the pages of this book lie the vivid memoirs of Mirza Reyhan, recounting the hardships and persecution endured by the Bábí and Bahá’í communities, facing opposition from the fervent Jewish and Muslim majorities in his locality. Alongside these accounts, he shares precious memories of the early Bahá’ís of his time, weaving a narrative that both enlightens and touches the reader’s heart.

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