by R. Mehrabkhani
On the evening of May 22, 1844, a young theological student newly arrived in Shiraz was invited by one of the residents of the city to join him at home for evening prayers. Their conversation that night would change the world. The student was Mullá Husayn. His host, the Báb. Here is the first full-length biography of this foremost Bábí hero. Mehrabkhani, a noted Iranian scholar, uses thorough research to tell the story from Mullá Husayn's childhood and schooling to his martyrdom at Tabarsí while contextualizing events for a Western audience. It includes vivid accounts of battles never before translated into English. His telling of the story of the first believer of the new Revelation is gripping and heartrending. An engrossing read.