BADĪʿ, ĀQĀ BOZORG, son of Ḥājī ʿAbd-al-Majīd of Nīšāpūr, a young Bahai martyr who has gained a certain distinction in Bahai lore on account of his carrying a letter from Bahāʾ-Allāh to Nāṣer-al-Dīn Shah and his subsequent execution (July, 1869).
Fāżel Māzandarānī, Ẓohūr al-Ḥaqq VI (private ms.), fols. 30-32.
H. M. Balyuzi, Bahāʾuʾllāh, the King of Glory, Oxford, 1980, pp. 293-314 (see in particular the account of the arrest and execution of Badīʿ by Moḥammad Walī(y) Khan Sepahdār-e Aʿẓam, pp. 303-09).
M. Momen, The Bābī and Bahāʾī Religions. 1844-1944: Some Contemporary Western Accounts, Oxford, 1981, pp. 254-55.
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