Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Return - Who is who ?

The full list of mazāhir runs as follows (titles or personae in parentheses)
  1. Mīrzā Yaḥyā [Ṣubh-i Azal]
  2. Mīrzā Ḥusayn ʿAlī [Bahāʾ]
  3. Mīrzā Muḥammad Ḥasan [Mālik-i Ashtar]
  4. Mīrzā Ghulām ʿAlī [Ibrāhīm ibn Mālik (al-Ashtar)]
  5. Mullā Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn [Imām Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn or Imām Ḥusayn]
  6. Muḥammad Taqī Khān [Imām ʿAlī]
  7. Mullā ʿAlī Bābā Buzurg Tākurī [Salmān al-Fārisī]
  8. Mullā ʿAlī Bābā Kūchik Shīrāzī [Abū Dharr al-Ghiffārī]
  9. Mullā (ʿAbd al-) Fatṭ ạ̄ ḥ [Muḥammad]
  10. Muḥammad Taqī, a son of Ismāʿīl Khān [al-Mukhtār]
  11. Ḥājī Ismāʿīl, (another) son of Ismāʿīl Khān [ʿAlī Akbar]
  12. Mullā Ṣāliḥ Nārīdī [Abū Luʾluʾ]
  13. Muḥsin, a brother of Mīrzā Rafīʿ [the angel Gabriel]
  14. Mīrzā Rafīʿ [ʿAbbās ʿAlī].
Ref. "The Messiah of Shiraz" by Dr. MacEoin

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