Once the arrest warrant was signed, Bahá’u’lláh's admirers offered to protect Him from the wrath of the Shah's ministers who were intent on taking His life. Instead, refusing to go into hiding, He rode out to face His accusers.
Without shade, under a blazing August sun, Bahá’u’lláh was forced to walk to the place of imprisonment in Tehran. All along the route He was stoned and pelted with whatever came to bystanders’ hands and was vilified by the crowds flocking to the scene.(7)