Babi/Baha'i history

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Babi/Baha'i history - of Judicial, MUZAFFAR.ED-DIN OP PCRttlA. K»w...
of Judicial, MUZAFFAR.ED-DIN OP PCRttlA. K»w MM* Authority la According to Fenian accouaU, affar-ed-Dln, the new ·bah-ln-chah, ·idea having the largest private of any monarch oa earth, la the learned of all crowded heads. Kasr-ed- Din left behind him the most collections of jewel* in the ·world, about $30,000,000 in coin. He had out his second son as his successor, because this son was the Issue of marriage with a royal prince**, supreme and by a the corporations the oldest son's mother WM one women of the harem, and he in part for political reasons, that number with and report son should not suffer from the lack education which had hampered him. The Kadjars are of Turkish origin, and on that account suspected by Iranians who form the most influential portion of the people of Persia, ed-Uin himself used to talk a dialect within the precincts of his palace. He was determined that the to his throne should be an educated Persian of the old school and able hold his own in any theological Muzaffar-ed-Din's education began when he was 12, and before he besides speaking the national of Persia, he knew Kurdish, Turkish, and Arabic. There is probably no in the orient to-day who has a thorough knowledge of the classical the, ... .* . .. * .,,. - t ^ n , literatures of cast. He then de- voted several years to the study of endless problems arising out of the Interpretation, of the Koran. He read works of the chief commentators of Shilte sect, and before his accession the throne had become au authority matters of religious doctrine. Th»s| study of theology he engaged in his father considered it the best of resisting the Babists, whose and political opposition forms tie est danger to the absolute power Kadjar dynasty. The new shah is a thoroughly ^ ^ 11 sec- j Mussulman in -practice as gunrd " " " ' "" "*" "" sep- theory. He observes with, the different clash code reports easier on code it a laws the had , ^ - £ uysicicLus ci'uui bo r. E. i . ---scrupulousness the rules laid down the Koran. Five times a dav he .v _____ u i.:. .1.,..*, ___ ,,,,,, through his-ablutions and recites pray 6 TM obligatory on all faithful mites. He has never drunk wine o r spirits, which is the more remarkable as the Persians do not always precepts of the prophet in this respect, Their poets have sun* the delights of * ^ _ , ! Rheuntatisrn. Malaria, ·wine as well as the perfume 01 the bulbul's song. j The Persian monarchhas also the philosophy of the west. He reads Aristotle and Plato and is acquainted with the ideas of Leibnitz and , _ , ,. , , , ,. .. iSKin iJiseases, knows French well, and does not limit his reading- to scientific works, but to follow all the phases of life in He is fond of astronomy, and recently had sent to him from London a telescope and other scientific instru-j1 mcnts. Besides this he is a first-class rifle shot and a bold hunter. His and the turn of his mind are said European rather than oriental. One way in which this is shown is the influence which he has allowed his I to obtain over him. Disregarding 1 the i J. j permission of thp prophet and the tation of his position, he has refused he, become a p^^t. His of his cousins, a princess of the blood of the Kadjars, and she tvas powerful within the palace of Tauria, and made her influence felt in the we "I results ministration of the province of jan, over which her husband was ernor. Muzaffar-ed-Din's first step on ascend- of ing the throne was to abolish on bread, meat, and other it in results." .Ballord life, a measure which, however made a big 1 gap in the revenues of government. It remains to be seen whether learning and philosophy the throne Trill suffice to keep in o country ·whose only lavr hitherto been the despotic will of the and brute force.--X. Y. Sun.

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  1. Daily Leader,
  2. 16 Nov 1896, Mon,
  3. Page 4

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