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Conversion of the Great Uncle of the Báb

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Hájí Mírzá Siyyid Muhammad, the eldest of the maternal uncles of the Báb and the recipient of the Kitáb-i Íqán, was born in 1798 and is commonly referred to as the Khál Akbar. Khál Akbar ran the family office in Búshihr, and consequently the Báb was closely associated with him during the first four years He worked as a merchant there. Hájí Mírzá Siyyid Muhammad’s eldest son, the renowned Hájí Mírzá Muhammad-Taqí, titled the Vakíluʾd-Dawlih, was born in 1830 and by this time, 1845, had joined his father in Búshihr and was engaged in his trading business, having occupied the same office as the Báb had used previously.

Keywords: Báb; Hájí Mírzá Siyyid Muhammad; Khál Akbar



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