Bahá’u’lláh’s retreats into the mountains of Kurdistan


Just over a year after arriving in Baghdad, Bahá’u’lláh withdrew to the mountainous wilderness of Kurdistan, where He lived alone for two years. He spent His time reflecting on the implications of the divine purpose to which He had been called. The period is reminiscent of Moses’ withdrawal to Mount Sinai, Jesus’ 40 days and nights in the desert, and Muhammad’s retreat to the cave on Mount Hira.
‘Abdu’l-Bahá occupied His time reading and meditating upon the Writings of the Báb.