Who is the promised one of Babi Faith? Subh-i-Azal, Baha’u’llah or someone yet to come?

Let us examine each of these three possibilities from Bayani point of view:

  • Many Bayanis did believe that Subh-i-Azal was the Promised One of Bayan, such as Mirza Jani and August J. Stenstrand; however, nowhere in the writings of Subh-i-Azal do we see that he ever made these claims. In practice, Subh-i-Azal denied that the Promised One of Bayan could appear so quickly, rebuking all people who claimed to be him. And once again, he never claimed to be him. It is clear he was not Azal.
  • The Primal Point states in the Persian Bayan: “If He [whom God shall manifest] shall appear in the number of Ghiyath and all shall enter in, not one shall remain in the Fire. If He tarry until [the number of] Mustaghath, all shall enter in, not one shall remain in the Fire, but all shall be transformed into His light” (2:17). The numerical value of the word Ghiyath is 1511, and the numerical value of the word Mustaghath is 2001. These numbers refer to years on the Bayanic calendar, meaning that He can only appear after 1511 Bayanic years have elapsed. This is also confirmed by the fact that the Bayan presupposes that at least Persia will adopt Bayan as the state religion (see Persian Bayan 5:18; 5:19; 6:12; 7:3; 7:16. Arabic Bayan 9:3; 11:2); it is predicted Bayani sheikhs, imams, and judges, etc. will appear (see Persian Bayan 5:8). It is clear Bayan was meant to last a time similar to other dispensations such as that of Jesus, Moses, and Muhammad. It is clear he was not Baha.
  • It is clear from this evidence that, since Baha is not him, nor are the 14 other people who claimed to be him, and neither was he Subh-i-Azal, the Promised One of Bayan has yet to come, and the verses of the Bayan testify to this fact.


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