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Ascension of Baha'u'llah

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Bahá'u'lláh's was born to a noble family in Persia.  He might have lived a life of relative ease and was well respected, earning the nickname "Father of the poor."

When he heard about the Báb, he became one of the

 

staunchest supporters of the new religion, jeopardizing everything he had. 

Over the next few years Bahá'u'lláh was imprisoned twice, tortured once and narrowly escaped a death sentence when Muhammád Sháh passed away before issuing the order. 

Bahá'u'lláh was imprisoned in August 1852 on trumped-up charges.  While in prison, he experienced a revelation from God that he was the Promised One that the Báb had told everyone about.  Bahá'u'lláh was released from prison in November 1852, stripped of all his wealth and property and banished to Baghdád. 

From there he was moved to Constantinople, then Adrianople, and finally Akká in the Holy Land.  In each place, his wisdom and character earned him the admiration of people from all walks of life.  This power frightened the authorities and each time he was sent further into exile. 

Bahá'u'lláh's half-brother, Mirzá Yahyá, was initially appointed by the Báb as head of the Faith until the Promised One arose.  However, Mirzá Yahyá was quite jealous of Bahá'u'lláh's influence over the followers of the religiou.  Mirzá Yahyá wanted to be known as Promised One himself, and once tried to kill Bahá'u'lláh by smearing poison on His teacup.  Bahá'u'lláh nearly died, and suffered from a hand tremor for the rest of his life. 

Bahá'u'lláh's passed away on 29th May 1892 at about 3:00 A.M., at the age of 75.

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