The Ring

For all that hath been exalted in the Bayan is but as a ring upon My hand, and I Myself am, verily, but a ring upon the hand of Him Whom God shall make manifest--glorified be His mention!

Image: The ring on the left was the gift sent by the Bab to Baha'u'llah. The ring on the right was Baha'u'llah's own. Read the comment section regarding the ring.

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Gaijin21 said...

During the course of the events which took place at Zanjan the Prime Minister devised a final and trenchant remedy. Without the royal command, without consulting with the ministers of the subject-protecting court, he, acting with arbitrary disposition, fixed determination, and entirely on his own authority, issued commands to put the Bab to death. This befell in brief as follows. The governor of Adhirbayjan, Prince Hamzih Mirza, was unwilling that the execution of this sentence should be at his hands, and said to the brother of the Amir, Mirza Hasan Khan, “This is a vile business and an easy one; anyone is capable and competent. I had imagined that His Excellency the Regent would commission me to make war on the Afghans or Uzbegs or appoint me to attack and invade the territory of Russia or Turkey.” So Mirza Hasan Khan wrote his excuse in detail to the Amir.

Now the Siyyid Bab had disposed all His affairs before setting out from Chihriq towards Tabriz, had placed His writings and even His ring and pen-case in a specially prepared box, put the key of the box in an envelope, and sent it by means of Mulla Baqir, who was one of His first associates, to Mulla ‘Abdu’l-Karim of Qazvin. This trust Mulla Baqir delivered over to Mulla ‘Abdu’l-Karim at Qum in presence of a numerous company. At the solicitations of those present he opened the lid of the box and said, “I am commanded to convey this trust to Baha’u’llah: more than this ask not of me, for I cannot tell you.” Importuned by the company, he produced a long epistle in blue, penned in the most graceful manner with the utmost delicacy and firmness in a beautiful ?26? minute shikastih hand, written in the shape of a man so closely that it would have been imagined that it was a single wash of ink on the paper. When they had read this epistle [they perceived that] He had produced three hundred and sixty derivatives from the word Baha. Then Mulla ‘Abdu’l-Karim conveyed the trust to its destination.

Abdu'l-Baha, A Traveller's Narrative, p. 25