From the cave to the Khanqah:
Baha'u'llah in Kurdistan, a reconsideration
Presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #146
Centre for Bahá'í Studies: Acuto, Italy
July 5–9, 2017
(see list of papers from #146)
After spending a meaningful period in the caves of Sargalu mountains in Kurdistan, BahÄÊ¾u'llÄh decided to end his solitude and return to society. This crucial transition has few versions which describes how BahÄÊ¾u'llÄh transformed from an unknown DarwÄ«sh to a famous Shaykh.
This presentation will re-examine the different versions of the account from its basic original tradition till the formal BahÄÊ¾Ä« version in "God Passes By". Hopefully, the examination of this important account will help us learn how a "story" turns into a "holy history".
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