This is an allusion to Mulla Muhammad Ja'far Gandum-Pak-Kun, the first
person in Isfahan to accept the Faith of the Bab. He is mentioned in the
Persian Bayan and praised as one who donned the robe of discipleship. In
The Dawn-Breakers, Nabil describes the unreserved acceptance of the
Message by the sifter of wheat and his zealous advocacy of the new
Revelation. He joined the company of the defenders of the Fort of
Shaykh Tabarsi and perished during that siege.