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1 HAYDAR-'ALI, Haji Mirza. Stories from The Delight of Hearts : The Memoirs of Haji Mirza Haydar-'Ali.
Kalimat Press, Los Angeles, 1980, ISBN:0933770111 
HAYDAR-'ALI, Haji Mirza. Stories from The Delight of Hearts : The Memoirs of Haji Mirza Haydar-'Ali. Translated from the original Persian and abridgedby A.Q. Faizi. Los Angeles : Kalimat Press, (1980). First Edition. Pp (2), [i]-vi,(2),1-168,+ 2 pp plates. 8vo, white cloth, brown lettering to spine.“The Delight of Hearts has been widely read and enjoyed in Persian since i ts publication in Bombay in 1913. Now, through A.Q. Faizi's abridged translation, Western readers can become acquainted with the remarkable man who came to be known as "the Angel of Carmel."†Haji Mirza Haydar-Ali grew up in acountry in religious turmoil. The Shi'i Muslim clergy of Iran and the Qaja r dynasty had vowed to exterminate the Faith and followers of Siyyid Ali Muhammad, the Bab, Who in 1884 had declared Himself to be the Gate to the Promised One, Whose appearance was imminent. His curiosity aroused by the barbaric persecution he witnessed around him, Haydar-Ali read the Bab's Writings and became a believer. This marked the beginning of a lifetime odyssey which would take him through the towns and villages of Iran; to Egypt and theSudan, where he would be imprisoned for his beliefs; and to Turkey and the Holy Land, where he would attain the presence of Baha'u'llah, the Promised One Whose coming the Bab had foretold. Toward the end of his life, in Haif a, the Haji set down his recollections. His account of the tribulations he suffered at the hands of the mullas and their followers affords a vivid personal glimpse of the Middle East in the nineteenth century. Through these vignettes of friends and enemies, of martyrs and malefactors, emerges a memorable portrait of Haydar-Ali himself. Throughout his sufferings he maintained his steadfast loyalty and his sense of humor. When faced with imprisonment, treachery, or the threat of death, he never wavered for an instant in his dedication to the Covenant he had embraced.” - from the dj. Gift inscription, else very good in browned, and lightly edgeworn, dustjacket (short tear and small brown stain to rear panel). Scarce. 200.00

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