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Old 05-23-2014, 04:09 PM   #1
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Hall of Memory

Dear friends

The blood of many thousands has been sacrificed for the Cause of God in this age, right up to the present day. Listed in the Hall of Memory (http://www.miscellanie.com/names/index.html) are just the few of the names that have been able to glean from the documents and Texts available to this self, and compiled slowly over a period of time. The effort is still very incomplete, as more resources have still to be researched. However, the timing seemed right to place this online now, rather than waiting.

In memory of all those whose names we have no record of, there is a symbolic list following the list of known names.

Sources to date will be found at the bottom of the page.

Names will continue to be added slowly over time as further resources are explored, and as other projects release some time.

With warm greetings

Romane
 
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:12 PM   #2
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A very worthy memorial!

Perhaps you could list some of the most recent martyrs too when you get the opportunity, such as the ten women in Shiraz including Mona, and the two elected National Spiritual Assemblies of Iran executed in toto by the Iranian regime after the revolution.
 
Old 05-23-2014, 04:22 PM   #3
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Good morning Matthew

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A very worthy memorial!

Perhaps you could list some of the most recent martyrs too when you get the opportunity, such as the ten women in Shiraz including Mona, and the two elected National Spiritual Assemblies of Iran executed in toto by the Iranian regime after the revolution.
Mona and those with her have already beeen included - their names were gleaned from Messages of the Universal House of Justice. Am unsure of the two National Spiritual Assemblies, if their names were in any of the documents so far perused and thus included - my memory is not what it once was. The Baha'i World News Service has yet to be gone through, which will include some of the latest martyrs reported. As will be seen by the sources at the bottom, so much yet untouched.

Any who have a name which they feel should be included, are free to email me at any time. I will need the source for this name, as any who wish to follow up will need to know where to look. If no source can be provided, then I will create a third section, of names which have been unverified or cannot be verified through readily available documents.

With warm greetings

Romane

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Old 05-23-2014, 08:19 PM   #4
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Dear friends

The blood of many thousands has been sacrificed for the Cause of God in this age, right up to the present day. Listed in the Hall of Memory (Hall of Memory) are just the few of the names that have been able to glean from the documents and Texts available to this self, and compiled slowly over a period of time. The effort is still very incomplete, as more resources have still to be researched. However, the timing seemed right to place this online now, rather than waiting.

In memory of all those whose names we have no record of, there is a symbolic list following the list of known names.

Sources to date will be found at the bottom of the page.

Names will continue to be added slowly over time as further resources are explored, and as other projects release some time.

With warm greetings Romane
Romane - I like that very Much

I will look to see if i can find some more - Well done.

God Bless and Regards Tony
 
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Very sorry Romane, I searched for "Mona" on the page and it came up empty.

Searching "Muna" I see her name there. So perhaps just a difference of transliteration!
 
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Good morning Matthew

There are no apologies due. When adding names, had thought of putting in brackets the name by which we in the west may know them, but then decided not to, but to record them in the form in the source material. Which means that Mona will not be the only one who will not be found by a search on a variation we may know them by. This choice has been made so that their names are recorded accurately as can.

This list includes names not just from Iran. From memory, there are some names listed also from (I think) the Pacific Islands, where they were martyred. Their names being Iranian, it will not be obvious at a glance. With time, I expect to have names included from many countries, where a believer has sacrificed their life-blood in the Path of this Cause of God.

With my warm greetings

Romane
 
Old 05-25-2014, 07:04 AM   #7
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Truly when I read these names and then research their stories, I am humbled. My heart lays upon the ground, in sadness, but then I understand their sacrifice and reward and my heart soars to great heights.

Bless your efforts
 
Old 05-25-2014, 07:19 PM   #8
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Miss Muná Mahmúdnizhad

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Very sorry Romane, I searched for "Mona" on the page and it came up empty.

Searching "Muna" I see her name there. So perhaps just a difference of transliteration!

I found it as Miss Muná Mahmúdnizhad

I'm quite sure God has recorded all of their names on tablets of chrysolite...

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Old 05-27-2014, 04:07 PM   #9
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My view is that Mona was the Return of Christ.
 
Old 05-27-2014, 09:06 PM   #10
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My view is that Mona was the Return of Christ.
Based on what Evidence

From that blanket statement, I now believe you may very well be here to Divide all the wonderful friends of the Faith

Can you demonstrate with logical proofs, that the statement I just made above is incorrect?

God Bless and Prayers for you - Regards Tony
 
Old 05-27-2014, 09:17 PM   #11
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My view is that Mona was the Return of Christ.
Let us say that she was one of the Rose petals offered up in the path of the Blessed Beauty. That she so reflected some of the divine attributes that her sacrifice was accepted. Thus, she was given the crown of martyrdom. This does not make her Christ, but one of the blessed martyrs who willingly kissed the rope presented to them.
 
Old 07-22-2014, 12:02 AM   #12
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My dear Romane:

The "Hall of Memory" is such a great idea...The following Baha'is come to my mind, and may be added to the list. They were persecuted after the 1979 Iraninan Revolution:

Mrs Jinus Mahmudi, Mr. Ezatullah Frouhi, Mr Mahmud Majzub, and Mr. Eskandar Azizi.

Remembering some of the martyrs of the Bahá'í Faith. - YouTube

 
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Good morning dear friend Thomas

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The following Baha'is come to my mind, and may be added to the list. They were persecuted after the 1979 Iraninan Revolution
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Thank you for these names. May I ask, please, just one question. From what source do you know these names? This is asked that the source can be added, if possible, to the existing list at the bottom of that page.

Have copied your post to the folder with the files for the Hall of Memory, into a document kept just for this purpose - to hold till the names have been added and then uploaded online.

With my very warm greetings

Romane
 
Old 07-22-2014, 08:43 AM   #14
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From what source do you know these names?
My dear Romane:

Here are two references with regard to Eskandar Azizi, and Jinus Mahmudi. I shall try to find sources for the other two individuals. I let you know as soon as I locate them.

Human Rights & Democracy for Iran :: Iskandar Azizi: One Person?s Story

Human Rights & Democracy for Iran :: Jinus Ni'mat Mahmudi: One Person?s Story

Much Love.

Thomas
 
Old 07-22-2014, 01:01 PM   #15
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My dear Romane:

Here are two references with regard to Eskandar Azizi, and Jinus Mahmudi.
Thank you. Your effort is so much appreciated. This has gone to the holding doument, ready for inclusion and upload.

With marmest greetings

Romane
 
Old 07-22-2014, 01:15 PM   #16
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I may be able to shorten your seach. In reading throuh the first of the pages referenced, I noticed the information came from another document again. I have that document. It is called "The Baha'i Question, and is availble via the Baha'i World News Service. The link is

http://news.bahai.org/human-rights/i...bahai-question

This document lists every known name since 1978. I will go through it today and check all four names, let you know if further search is needed on your part.

The links you posted sre still valuable, for in these two documents are details not available (that I am aware of from memory) in the above document. And even if they are, the links posted by yeoeself make it far far easier for anypone to find and read.

Another document of interest which discusses other aspects of the persecution of the Friends in Iran is at:

https://www.bic.org/violence-with-impunity

With warmest greetings

Romane

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Old 07-22-2014, 10:18 PM   #17
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My dear Romane:

I was checking the names also, and noticed that another Baha'i, named Mrs. Mehri Mavaddat, may also be added to the list. (Although her husband, Mr. Farhang Mavaddat is on the list). Please see Appendix I in the below reference link.

http://www.bahai.si/aktualno/datotek...ion_en_all.pdf

 
Old 07-22-2014, 11:27 PM   #18
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Good morning loyal friend of the Beloved

Now indoors after enjoying a glorious day in the sun. It is said of Queensland that it is glorious one day, and perfect the next

You are doing an amazing job, and have saved myself much effort. My genuine and heartfelt appreciation is yours.

What have with these names so far, in addition to your work above. Took a little puzzling around, due to various transliterations of the names. The first four are in the Hall of Memory thus:

Mr. Eskandar Azizi. = Mr. Iskandar ‘Azízí
Mr Mahmud Majzub = Dr. Mahmúd Majdhúb
Mr. Ezatullah Frouhi = Dr. ‘Izzatu’lláh Furúhí
Mrs Jinus Mahmudi = Mrs. Zhínús Ni’mat Mahmúdi

The document you referenced is the same as the one referenced by self earlier, but this is good. With the _en_ in the name, it leads me to believe that this document may have been been translated into other languages also. This may be valuable to know in the future, though I will need to advise that I have supposed this due to the addition of the English reference (however, strong note on the word "assumption")

Mrs. Mehri Mavaddat was much more difficult to locate in the document, and in the end I found her by a search on Mavaddat - all other searches in the document failed, even when searching on the simplest and minimalist terms. Her name appears on page six, in a picture along with Farhang Mavaddat, with a note that she was imprisoned the Gregorian year before he was executed in June 1981.

The copy of this document from the Baha'i World News Service is dated September 2008, so at this stage must make the assumption she was either not martyred, and is either still in prison or released back into the community (strong note on the word "assumption"), or has perhaps even left Iran as a refugee. It would be interesting one day to find out.

Interestingly, this image and its accompanying description does not appear in the 2008 version, while it is in the 2005 version which your link leads to. Thus, both links prove valuable in this project.

Please, do not stop. You are covering sources which I did not even know, was not aware existed, and you are uncovering information which, whatever anyone else may think, is to be both of interest and of value.

With my warmest greetings

Romane
 
Old 07-23-2014, 12:49 AM   #19
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My dear Romane:

I know for sure that Mr. Hasan Mahbubi was killed in Iran too. His name may be added to the list. Please check out paragraph 5 in the link below: (indeed, there are other names in that paragraph that may be added to the list too). Mr. Hasan Mahbubi was the father-in-law of Mr. Bahman Samandari (who is on the list).

Human Rights in Iran: The Abuse of Cultural Relativism - Reza Afshari - Google Books


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