Were The Bab and Baha’u’llah anti-slavery?
They both owned, bought and sold black slaves. Baha’u’llah forbade the slave trade in the Aqdas, not slavery itself. One of the first laws that the Confederate States of America enacted was to make the slave TRADE illegal. But slavery itself continued! Baha’is in the Ottomon Empire and Egypt continued to own black slaves until these areas fell under British rule,and trade of slaves was forbidden by the common law.