Baha’u’llah revealed a tablet of great significance called Lawh-i-Sultan which He had written in Adrianople. The tablet addressed to Nasiri’d-Din Shah of Persia, required a messenger for its dispatch as it would have been impossible for the Shah to receive the tablet through any other channel. Badi begged for the privilege of performing the service knowing full well he might have to lay down his life in the process as the Shah, known as the ‘Prince of Oppressors,’ had vowed to strangle the Faith in Persia.

Baha’u’llah accepted Badi for this important mission and instructed him to proceed to Haifa where he would be given the tablet. Completely unaware of its contents, Haji Shah Muhammad-i-Amin delivered the tablet to Badi on the slopes of Mount Carmel. Badi kissed the contents of the case and knelt on the ground to pray. His face was radiant with ecstasy and joy as he prepared to set off on the long journey alone. In this original oil painting we see the Haji bringing the tablet to Badi who is waiting in prayer and meditation on the slopes of Mount Carmel. The town of Akka, with the dome and minarets of the Jassa mosque, as well as the house of Abud and the aqueduct are clearly visible in the background.


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Badi Receiving the Tablet  

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