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Máh-kú
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Pronunciation: maw-coo
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Redirected from: Mákú; Open Mountain
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(Mákú) Four towered fortress near a village of the same name in northwestern ád̲h̲arbáyján in which the Báb was imprisoned for nine months and named by Him Jabal-i-Basít (the Open Mountain). Shoghi Effendi writes: 'No more than one companion and one attendant from among His followers were allowed to keep Him company in those bleak and inhospitable surroundings . . . So grievous was His plight while in that fortress that, in the Persian Bayán, He Himself has stated that at night-time He did not even have a lighted lamp, and that His solitary chamber, constructed of sun-baked bricks, lacked even a door, while, in His Tablet to Muḥammad Sháh, He has complained that the inmates of the fortress were confined to two guards and four dogs.'
[BD 142]
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Fortress where the Báb was imprisoned, near Mt. Ararat. Referred to by Him as Jabal-i-Básit, "The Open Mountain." The numerical value of Básit equals that of Máh-kú (72).
[BG 30]
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See also:  C̲h̲ihríq
 
Map of Mah-ku
 
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Fortress at Mah-Ku
 
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