Chronology of Principal Events Related in the Dawn-Breakers
Birth of Hujjat.
12 Nov. 1817
Birth of Mirza Husayn 'Aliy-i-Nuri (Baha'u'llah).
Birth of Tahirih.
20 Oct. 1819
Birth of Siyyid 'Ali-Muhammad-i-Shirazi (the Bab).
Birth of Quddus.
27 June 1826
Death of Shaykh Ahmad-i-Ahsa'i.
9 Sept. 1834
Accession of Muhammad Shah.
Marriage of Baha'u'llah to Asiyih Khanum (Navvab).
The Bab proceeds to Najaf and Karbila where he attends the lectures of Siyyid Kazim-i-Rashti, Shaykh Ahmad's successor.
Marriage of the Bab to Khadijih Khanum.
31 Dec. 1843
Death of Siyyid Kazim-i-Rashti.
Mulla Husayn and his companions set out to find the Qa'im.
23 May 1844
Declaration by the Bab of his mission to Mulla Husayn-i-Bushru'i at Shiraz. The Bab reveals the Suriy-i-Mulk, the first chapter of the Qayyumu'l-'Asma.
Birth of `Abdu'l-Baha in Tihran.
The Bab sends the Letters of the Living to their native provinces to teach; he sends Mulla Husayn to Tihran to communicate with Baha'u'llah. Shortly after, Baha'u'llah arises to spread the Revelation of the Bab in Mazindaran.
Mulla 'Aliy-i-Bastami sets out for Karbila.
The Bab sets out with Quddus from Shiraz on pilgrimage to Mecca.
12 Dec. 1844
Arrival of the Bab and Quddus in Mecca.
Quddus proclaims the Faith to the Sherif of Mecca.
10 Jan. 1845
The Bab and Quddus leave Mecca for Medina. The Bab reveals Sahifatu'l-Haramayn on way.
13 Jan. 1845
Trial of Mulla 'Aliy-i-Bastami at Baghdad.
15 May 1845
The Bab returns to Bushihr following pilgrimage.
Punishment inflicted by Husayn Khan on disciples of the Bab at Shiraz., Quddus, Mulla Sadiq-i-Khurasani, and 'Ali Akbar-i-Ardistani arrested, beaten and expelled from Shiraz.
The Bab arrested and escorted to Shiraz.
Muhammad Shah sends Vahid to interview the Bab in Shiraz. The Commentary on the Surih of Kawthar revealed. Vahid becomes a disciple of the Bab.
Hujjat also becomes a believer around this time.
Mulla 'Aliy-i-Bastami is martyred.
23 Sept. 1846
The Bab is arrested, but later released following an outbreak of cholera. Shortly after, the Bab leaves Shiraz for Isfahan.
Sept. 1846-Mar. 1847
The Bab's stay in Isfahan, where he meets with a number of the 'ulama', and where Manuchihr Khan, the governor, becomes a follower of the Bab. The Commentary on the Surih of Va'l-'Asr and Tafsir-i-Nubuvvat-i-Khassih revealed.
The Bab is transferred from Isfahan to Maku. Kitab-i-Bayan, Dala'il-i-Sab'ih, and the Tablet to Muhammad Shah revealed at Maku.
Tahirih leaves 'Iraq for Iran.
Some thirty Babis, including Tahirih, arrested in Qazvin. Baha'u'llah imprisoned in Nov.-Dec. while trying to assist the Babis of Qazvin.
21 Mar. 1848
Mulla Husayn visits the Bab at Maku.
10 Apr. 1848
The Bab is moved to Chihriq.
Baha'u'llah, Quddus and Tahirih arrive at the Conference of Badasht at which a definite break is made with the laws of the Islamic Dispensation.
The Bab is brought to Tabriz for trial, passing through Urumiyyih on the way. He proclaims his station in the presence of the heir to the throne. After his trial, he is bastinadoed and returned to Chihriq.
Quddus arrested and imprisoned in Sari.
4 Sept. 1848
Death of Muhammad Shah.
Accession of Nasiru'd-Din Shah; Mirza Taqi Khan, the Amir Nizam, becomes Prime
Minister a short time later.
12 Oct. 1848
Mulla Husayn and his companions enter the Shrine of Shaykh Tabarsi -- beginning of the Mazindaran Upheaval.
Baha'u'llah arrives at Shaykh Tabarsi.
27 Nov. 1848
Quddus arrives at Shaykh Tabarsi. Baha'u'llah leaves some time later.
Baha'u'llah arrested and bastinadoed in Amul on his way to Shaykh Tabarsi for a second time.
2 Feb. 1849
Martyrdom of Mulla Husayn and some forty of his companions.
10 May 1849
Quddus and his companions tricked into laying down their arms.
End of Mazindaran Upheaval.
16 May 1849
Martyrdom of Quddus at Barfurush.
ca. May 1849
Haji Mirza Siyyid 'Ali, the maternal uncle of the Bab, visits him at Chihriq.
7 Mar. 1850
Martyrdom of the Seven Martyrs of Tihran, among them Haji Mirza Siyyid 'Ali, uncle of the Bab. [7 Mar. is the date suggested by "The Dawn-Breakers"; Momen, in "The Baha'i World" Vol XVIII, p. 381, gives the date as 19 or 20 Feb.]
17 Mar. 1850
Vahid arrives in Yazd. Disturbances occur following his proclamation of the Faith of the Bab. The Yazd Episode.
14 Feb.-15 Mar.1850
Tahirih imprisoned in the house of Mahmud Khan-i-Kalantar.
ca. 13 May 1850
Beginning of the Zanjan Upheaval.
27 May 1850
Vahid enters Nayriz. Beginning of the First Nayriz Upheaval.
19 June 1850
Arrival of the Bab at Tabriz.
21 June 1850
The Babis, through treachery, induced to leave the fort, then set upon and killed. End of First Nayriz Upheaval.
29 June 1850
Martyrdom of Vahid.
9 July 1850
Martyrdom of the Bab.
25 Aug. 1850
Arrival of 'Aziz Khan-i-Mukri, commander-in-chief of Iran's army, at Zanjan.
29 Dec. 1850 or 8 Jan. 1851
Martyrdom of Hujjat.
End of the Zanjan Upheaval.
13 Nov. 1851
Fall of Mirza Taqi Khan, Amir-Nizam. Mirza Aqa Khan-i-Nuri becomes Prime Minister shortly thereafter.
15 Aug. 1852
The attempt on the life of the Shah.
16-27 Aug. 1852
Arrest and martyrdom of Babis in Tihran, including Tahirih, Sulayman Khan, and Siyyid Husayn-i-Yazdi (the Bab's amanuensis).
Imprisonment of Baha'u'llah in the Siyah-Chal of Tihran.
Second Upheaval at Nayriz.
12 Jan. 1853
Banishment of Baha'u'llah to Baghdad.
8 Apr. 1853
Arrival of Baha'u'llah in Baghdad.