Siyyid Mustafá Rúmí’s nearly century-long life was one filled with tireless travel and selfless service to the Cause of God. The extent of his role in the establishment of the Bahá’í communities in the Indian subcontinent—particularly in Burma (present-day Myanmar)—cannot be overstated. As a traveling companion of Jamál Effendi, and as a distinguished teacher and scholar of the Faith in his own right, Siyyid Mustafá was constantly on the move and engaged in the promulgation and promotion of the Bahá’í Faith and its teachings.
Drawing on both the English and Persian memoirs of Siyyid Mustafá Rúmí, Knight of Bahá’u’lláh Iran Furútan Muhájir serves as compiler, editor, researcher, and translator as she weaves together this marvelous biography and brings to life the story of this inspiring soul.
The memoirs offer the reader a fascinating firsthand account of the early days of the Bahá’í Faith in the region, along with details of several pilgrimages to the Holy Land and time spent in the presence of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Included in these passages are Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá addressed to Siyyid Mustafá Rúmí, as well as letters of the Guardian, who would posthumously appoint him as a Hand of the Cause of God and describe him as an Apostle of Bahá’u’lláh, a pioneer, and a martyr.