The Conquest of America for the Baha'i religion by means of Dr. Ibrahim George Khayru'llah
literally transcribed from what the above- mentioned Khayru'llah wrote, putting
himself in the position of a third person. 1
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF IBRAHIM GEORGE KHAYRU'LLAH. Born Nov. II, 1849
Dr. Ibrahim George Khayru'llah was born on November 11, 1849 (26th of Dhu'l-Hijja, A.H, I265) in the villages of Muhammadun2, one of the villages of Mount Lebanon in Syria.
EDUCATED AT BEYROUT.
His father died while he was still a child at the breast3, and his mother undertook his education, placing him first in the primary schools, and then sending him to the College in Beyrout, and thence to the American University College, where, in 1870 *(A.H..1287 he obtained the degree of Bachelor of Science4. He was one of the five [students] who were the first fruits of this celebrated college.
1. Since this translation was made, Dr. Khayru'llah has published the substance of the information given below in a book entitled,
O Christians! Why do ye believe not in Christ? pp. 165-192. This book was published in 1917 in the U.S.A., probably at Chicago, though no place is specified on the title page. I cite this as the ''English Autobiography."
2. "Behamdon " in the English version mentioned in the last footnote.
3. When I was two years old."
* page 72.