Mírzá Ibráhím Khoshnevis

Mírzá Ibráhím, known as Khoshnevis, for his beautiful handwriting and calligraphy, became a Bábí during Vahid's tenure in Nayriz. He was also a teacher. Mírzá Ibráhím and his wife were known for being advocates of the poor and dislocated in the years after the first upheaval at the Khájih Fortress. His mother-in-law tried on many failed occasions to kill them for becoming Babis by serving them food spiked with poison.

Mírzá Ibráhím's greatest contribution to the Cause was the transcription of tablets addressed to the Bahá'ís of Nayriz by Bahá'u'lláh. He made several copies and stored them in various locations for safekeeping. Since the Bahá'ís houses were constantly being raided and their properties destroyed, those tablets would not have survived without his efforts. He was a recipient of many tablets from Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá and served as a Trustee of the Huquq'u'llah. Copies of tablets and prayers of Bahá'u'lláh and ‘Abdu'l-Bahá in his calligraphy are kept in the Bahá'í Archives, catalogued under Ibráhím's collection including works sent to Haifa recently by Mr. Jalal Misaghi.

Tablets to Mírzá Ibráhím


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