116 O Emperor Of Austria!

He Who is the Dayspring of God's Light dwelt in

the prison of Akka at the time when thou didst set forth to visit the Aqsa

Mosque. 85

Francis Joseph (Franz Josef, 1830-1916), Emperor of Austria and King of

Hungary, made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 1869. While in the Holy Land he

failed to take the opportunity to inquire about Baha'u'llah Who at that

time was a prisoner in Akka (Acre).

The Aqsa Mosque, literally, the Most Distant Mosque, is referred to in

the Qur'an, and has become identified with the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

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