Any example of a "Saul" in Baha'i History?

Apr 2017
196
Mexico
#1
Do you know any example of a person who initially opposed the Faith or fought it, and then became converted?

Thanks in advance!
 
Oct 2014
1,798
Stockholm
#2
Do you know any example of a person who initially opposed the Faith or fought it, and then became converted?

Thanks in advance!
Almost. Prince Zill'us-Sultan actively persecuted Bahá'ís, instigated the martyrdom of at least one, and almost beat his wife to death. However, after having lost his position, finding himself in exile, he met Abdu'l-Bahá, and showed strong remorse. Abdu'l-Bahá asked him to send his sons to him, to be taught about the Faith. Two of them then joined the Faith.

gnat
 
Jun 2014
1,081
Wisconsin
#3
Maybe Mírzá Abu'l-Faḍl-i-Gulpáygán?? He wasn't an enemy of the Baha'i Faith in the sense of Saul was to Christendom, as in he wasn't involved in active persecution or suppression, though he was an Islamic scholar who was opposed to the Faith theologically who was eventually convinced when a specific prophecy of Baha'u'llah came to pass that he thought was unlikely to occur.
 
Apr 2017
196
Mexico
#4
These two examples are great. Thanks a lot, gnat and Walrus!

If someone wants to add more examples, please keep helping us!
 

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