178 Call Ye To Mind The Shaykh Whose Name Was Muhammad-hasan #166
Shaykh Muhammad-Hasan, one of the leading exponents of Shi'ih Islam,
rejected the Bab. The author of voluminous writings on Shi'ih
jurisprudence, he is reported to have died around 1850.
Nabil, in The Dawn-Breakers, describes the encounter that took place in
Najaf between Mulla 'Aliy-i-Bastami, one of the Letters of the Living, and
Shaykh Muhammad-Hasan. During the meeting, Mulla 'Ali announced the
manifestation of the Bab and extolled the potency of His Revelation. At
the instigation of the shaykh, Mulla 'Ali was forthwith pronounced a
heretic and expelled from the assembly. He was put on trial, transported
to Istanbul, and condemned to hard labour.
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