The Kitáb-i-Aqdas - The Most Holy Book
Index term: Isfahán
n179.
a sifter of wheat and barley
This is an allusion to Mullá Muhammad Ja'far Gandum-Pák-Kun, the first person in Isfahán to accept the Faith of the Báb. He is mentioned in the Persian Bayán and praised as one who "donned the robe of discipleship". In The Dawn-Breakers, Nabíl describes the unreserved acceptance of the Message by the "sifter of wheat" and his zealous advocacy of the new Revelation. He joined the company of the defenders of the Fort of Shaykh Tabarsí and perished during that siege.