A river of Paradise from which all the others are said to flow. Part of its waters are led into a great lake on the shores of which the souls of the faithful rest when they have crossed the terrible bridge which is laid over the midst of Hell.
A distinguished American Bahá’í who traveled to Persia to represent the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States and Canada with a petition requesting the removal of a ban on the entry and circulation of Bahá’í literature.
She died in Iṣfahán on 23 October 1933. She is believed to have been the Bahá’í Faith’s first American martyr.
For a brief account of her life and service to the Faith, see The Bahá’í World 5: 389-94; for a photograph of her grave, see The Bahá’í World 7: 68.
The title given by Shoghi Effendi to Bahá’ís who settled in the goal countries enumerated at the outset of the Ten Year World Crusade as having no Bahá’ís living in them. All those who settled in such territories during the Holy Year October 1952 — October 1953 and, thereafter, the first to settle in the remaining territories were designated Knights of Bahá’u’lláh.
The names of the Knights of Bahá’u’lláh are inscribed on a scroll that was laid beneath the floor inside the entrance door of the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh in May 1992 during the Holy Year commemorating the centenary of Bahá’u’lláh’s ascension.