*Edward G. Brown, a professor of Arabic and oriental studies at the University of Cambridge, said a few words on the Master of Martyrs Imam Hussain سيد الشهداء الإمام الحسين عليه السلام , a reminder of the blood-stained field of Karbala, where the grandson of the Apostle of Almighty Allah fell at length, tortured by thirst and surrounded by the bodies of his murdered kinsmen, has been at any time since then sufficient to evoke, even in the most lukewarm and heedless, the deepest emotions, the most frantic grief, and an exaltation of spirit before which pain, danger and death shrink to unconsidered trifles," reads page 227 of his book A Literary History of Persia.
I was a Baha'i for about thirty years prior to the year 2000. We were led to believe that "entry by troops" and the "lesser peace" would happen by the year 2000, meaning that there would be a political peace in the world, and many, many thousands of people would be lining up to join the Baha'i religion.... and in fact, we were encouraged to donate to the building of the Baha'i World Center buildings in Haifa, Israel, because the buildings would be needed to handle the "entry by troops" that was about to happen.
Nasim Aghdam, the Iranian-born suspected YouTube headquarters mass shooter, wrote extensively about the Baha’i religion. Although it’s not clear what motivated Aghdam in the mass shooting – and authorities have not alleged that her religion was in any way a factor – her writings on the topic do help fill out the biography of the suspect.
Letter of Douglas Martin via the Secretariat of the Baha'i World Center concerning Juan R. I. Cole's book, Modernity and the MillenniumWritten by Super User
Below I present passages from a letter, which by its diction and turns of phrase was clearly written by Douglas Martin, with my comments in bold. The House of Justice farms out particular tasks to specific members, giving them that "portfolio." Since 1995 the "portfolio" for "dealing with the Western intellectuals" has been among the responsibilities of Mr. Martin, who has an MA in history from some small place in Canada and wrote a refutation of Miller, though he is not really an academic. I had earlier avoided posting the entire text because I wished, in accordance with the duties laid upon academics when dealing with living persons, to avoid doing anything to harm the recipient. However, the full text of the letter has now appeared on the Internet and I have therefore mirrored on my site at http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jrcole/bahai/2002/fulltext.htm - J. Cole
In his marginalia and commentary on tarjumih-i-tārīkh-i-bābīyih (A translation of the history of Babism from Russian into Persian), Shaykh Maḥdī Baḥr al-ʿUlūm Kirmānī contends that the murder of Hājjī Siyyid Muḥammad Iṣfahānī (d. 1869-70) took place at the hands of ʿAbdu’l-Bahāʾ personally who was accompanied by three accomplices who helped him in the deed.