December 1848: Baha’u’llah sets out to visit the Bábis at Shaykh Tabarsi

In December 1848, to fulfill His promise to visit Shaykh Tabarsi for a second time, Baha'u'llah set out with a number of the Bábis intending to visit the besieged fortress. Those who went with Him included
·        Haji Mirza Janiy-i-Kashani,[The merchant who had acted as host to the Báb in Kashan, and the first chronicler of His Faith, who was martyred in August 1852.]
·        Mulla Baqir-i-Tabrizi (one of the Bab's Letters of the Living),
·        Shaykh Abu-Turab-i-Ishtahardi,
·        Aqa Siyyid Hasan-i-Khu'i,
·        Aqa Siyyid Husayn-i-Turshizi (one of the Seven Martyrs of Tihran),
·        'Abdu'l-Vahhab Big,
·        Muhammad-Taqi Khan-i-Nuri and
·        Mirza Yahya, Subh-i-Azal.
But Baha'u'llah did not succeed in fulfilling His intention, for He and His companions were arrested and detained when they reached a village some nine miles from Shaykh Tabarsi. (Balyuzi, Baha’u’llah King of Glory, p.56)