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DISINCLINATION OF BAHA'IS TO ARGUE WITH KHAYRU'LLAH

After this conference there came about an evident change in the treatment of Khayru'llah by the missionaries (muballighin) and their followers, and by some of the American pilgrims, and amongst them his wife, who was with him on this visit. When he asked one of the missionaries about any religious question, the answer would be that His Holiness Abbas Efendi alone was able to explain these questions, and that Khayru'llah must ask him. Butt when an opportunity occurred and he asked Abbas Efendi about it, His Holiness would postpone his reply until some other occasion.

 

BAHA'I SCRIPTURES WITHHELD FROM KHAYRULLAH

Then Khayru'llah requested Abbas Efendi to obtain for him the books which had been printed n India by command of His Holiness Bahaullah (to whom be glory) and in his days; but he did not grant this request, saying, "These books are not to be found in 'Akka." Khayru'llah obtained them in Egypt whilst he was returning to America.

 

GROWING ESTRANGEMENT BETWEEN KHAYRU'LLAH AND ABBAS EFENDI.

Then there occurred numerous unpleasant events during the visit, which, if they did not shake the faith of Khayru'llah and his two daughters in the truth of this Most Great Theophany, did none the less trouble the cup of their joy and caused them to wonder at the arbitrary conduct of 'Abbas Efendi.

Only after their return to America did God open their eyes so that they saw the Truth as it is. Then indeed they began to call so mind these events, and to wonder how they failed to understand them at the time, and to realize the truth that *the apprehension of facts and the understanding of them only come by degrees and with time. And in order to make known the Truth Khayru'llah mentioned some of these occurrences, as will be seen, but drew a veil over many of them from motives of courtesy.


* pg. 81

 

Stumbling Blocks   Biographical Sketch   Conversion to faith
         
Evangelizing   Akka   Disrepancies
         
Estrangement   Precautions and Prejudice   Deceit
         
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