|03-12-2015, 11:07 PM||#1|
Joined: Sep 2011
Countries Opened to the Baha’i Faith 1844-1892
Period of the Báb’s Ministry (1844-1853)
'Iraq and Persia
Period of Baha’u’llah’s Ministry (1853- 1892)
Adhirbayjan, Armenia, Burma, Egypt, Georgia, India, Israel, Lebanon, Pakistan, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, and Turkmenistan.
(Compiled by Shoghi Effendi, ‘The Baha’i Faith 1844-1952, Information Statistical and Comparative Baha'i Historical Facts: Countries Opened to the Baha’i Faith – during the Ministries of the Báb and Baha’u’llah)
Why Shoghi Effendi included in that list countries like Israel and Pakistan?
|03-13-2015, 06:27 AM||#2|
Joined: Oct 2014
And when we take a closer look at the list, we notice that Adhirbayjan, Armenia, Georgia, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, and Turkmenistan didn't exist during Bahá'u'lláh's ministry. They were all part of the Russian and Ottoman empires.
Last edited by gnat; 03-13-2015 at 07:05 AM.
|03-14-2015, 09:14 AM||#3|
Joined: Jun 2014
Yeah, I'd say it referred to geographic location. Otherwise the List of countries would be, in total: Persia, Ottoman Empire, Russian Empire, and British Empire (Pakistan region). Which doesn't really communicate much useful information due to the size of those Empires.