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They destroyed or seized all his books and works of art. They looted and burned his home. His possessions and property gone, still suffering from the beatings he had received, and weak from his four months in prison, he was released without a trial in 1852. Baha’u’llah came out of prison weaker in body but even stronger in spirit than when he was arrested. Under the conditions of his release from prison, Baha’u’llah had to leave Persia. He no longer had any possessions, but his family and followers could go with him if they wished.

The group arrived in Constantinople in August, but they were not permitted to stay long. Constantinople was the capital of the Ottoman Empire, which was experiencing unrest. Playing on the fears of the Ottoman rulers, the Persian shah represented the Babis as a threat. He pressed to have them moved again. Wanting no more trouble, the Turks agreed. So in December 1863, Baha’u’llah, his family, and his companions were sent to Adrianople (now Edirne) in European Turkey, still farther from Persian borders.

He also had available about ten to twelve pens and large sheets of paper in stacks . . He would bring [letters] into the presence of Baha’u’llah and, having obtained permission, would read them. Afterwards [Baha’u’llah] would direct him to take up his pen . . Such was the speed with which he used to write the revealed Word that the ink of the first word was scarcely yet dry when the whole page was finished. It seemed as if someone had dipped a lock of hair in the ink and applied it over the whole page .

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