According to Samandar from the footnotes of the Dawnbreakers, Shaykh Abu-Turab was a native of Ishhtihad, and ranked among the leading disciples of Siyyid Kazim. He married the sister of Mulla Husayn. Shaykh Abu-Turab
Varaqatu’l-Firdaws was intimately associated while in Karbila with Tahirih. She accompanied her to Iran, and after a brief stay in Qazvin and Tehran, she went to Khorasan and stayed in Mashhad.