|S̲h̲áh of Persia (reigned 1834-1848). After putting to death the Grand Visier, the Qá'im Maqám,
who raised him to the throne (for which act the S̲h̲áh was chastised by Bahá'u'lláh in the Kalimát-i-Firdawsíyyih), the S̲h̲áh raised his tutor Ḥájí
Mírzá Áqásí to that office. During his reign
he left much of the government in Áqásí's
hands, to the exterme detriment of the country.
|Muḥammad S̲h̲áh sent Siyyid
Yaḥyáy-i-Dárábí (later known as Vaḥíd)
to investigate the claims of the Báb,
whereupon the latter became a fervent Bábí.
The S̲h̲áh summoned the Báb to the
capital but allowed the Grand Visier to order instead that the Báb be imprisoned in Máh-kú,
thus preventing the meeting. Muḥammad S̲h̲áh died in 1848.