Atabát ‘Alíyat, literally Supreme Shrines, a term by which the Shí’ih Muslims referred to the cities of Kazímayn, Najaf, and Karbilá and generally applied to the region of eastern ‘Iráq, of which Baghdád was the center. When Bahá’u’lláh was released from prison and banished from Persia, He chose Baghdád for the place of His exile.
1852. Hín, according to the Abjad notation, equals 68. Cf. The Dawn-Breakers, Chapter I, note beginning “According to the Abjad notation…”: In 1268 Bahá’u’lláh, chained in the Black Pit of Ṭihrán, received the first intimations of His Divine Mission, and that same year hinted of this in His odes.
Mírzá Yaḥyá’s title was Subh-i-Azal, the Morning of Eternity. Bahá’u’lláh, in this connection, cites Amos 4:12–13, which says that God “maketh the morning darkness.” Cf. Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, paragraph beginning “O Shaykh! Reflect upon these words…”. See Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By, Chapter VII, paragraph beginning “As the character of the professed adherents of the Báb declined…” for other titles of Mírzá Yaḥyá.