- Jun 2006
The childhood home of Baha'u'llah, destroyed by the Iranian government in 1981.
On November 12, about five million Baha'is around the world will celebrate the 196th anniversary of another rare event that may have an increasingly large impact on human history. Mirza Husayn Ali, who later took the title "Baha'u'llah", was born on this day in 1817 in Tehran, Persia. Despite a life of imprisonment and serial exile at the hands of Nasridin Shah of Persia and Sultan Abdul Aziz of Ottoman Turkey, His writings number over 100 volumes, are now spread over 200 countries and territories, and have been translated into over 800 languages. I have seen with my own eyes remote villages in Papua New Guinea that have built a special house to hold one of the books He wrote -- a sign of respect in their culture, and something the Shah of Persia could not have believed in his wildest dreams.
Author: Shastri Purushotma
Excerpted from the Huffington Post:
The Birth of Baha'u'llah | Shastri Purushotma