190 O Source Of Perversion! #184
This is a reference to Mirza Yahya, known as Subh-i-Azal (Morning of
Eternity), a younger half-brother of Baha'u'llah, who arose against Him
and opposed His Cause. Mirza Yahya was nominated by the Bab to serve as a
figure-head for the Babi community pending the imminent manifestation of
the Promised One. At the instigation of Siyyid Muhammad-i-Isfahani (see
note 192), Mirza Yahya betrayed the trust of the Bab, claimed to be His
successor, and intrigued against Baha'u'llah, even attempting to have Him
murdered. When Baha'u'llah formally declared His Mission to him in
Adrianople, Mirza Yahya responded by going to the length of putting
forward his own claim to be the recipient of an independent Revelation.
His pretensions were eventually rejected by all but a few, who became
known as Azalis (see note 177). He is described by Shoghi Effendi as the
Arch-Breaker of the Covenant of the Bab (see God Passes By, chapter X).
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