Bahá’ís in Myanmar honor resting place of early believer
Around the turn of the 20th century, the entire village of Daidanaw, Myanmar, attracted to Bahá’u’lláh’s vision for a world founded on justice and unity, embraced His Teachings and began applying them in their lives. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of Bahá’u’lláh living in Haifa at the time, was pleased to hear of this news and described Daidanaw as “His village”. This year, to honor the bicentenary, local residents recalled their history, uniting to clean and beautify the resting place of Hand of the Cause of God, Siyyid Mustafa Rumi (1846-1945), who was among the first Bahá’ís in Myanmar. Siyyid Mustafa Rumi, along with two other early believers, arranged for a marble sarcophagus, commissioned by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and built by the Bahá’ís of that country, to be sent to the Holy Land. This sarcophagus now holds the sacred remains of the Báb.