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The Birth of the Bab

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Born in Shiraz, Iran on 20 October 1819, Siyyid Ali-Muhammad would become known to the world as the Bab (meaning “the Gate” in Arabic). The Bab was the symbolic gate; it was His mission to herald the coming of this promised Manifestation of God whom we know to be Baha’u’llah. In the Baha’i calendar, the Birth of the Bab and the Birth of Baha’u’llah are celebrated one after the other in one festival referred to as the “Twin Holy Days”.

The Martyrdom of the Bab

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On July 9th 1850, the Bab, the forerunner to Baha’u’llah, was executed in Tabriz, Persia by a firing squad of 750 men. The Bab, which means “the Gate” in Arabic, was a Messenger of God whose role was to herald the coming of the latest Manifestation of God: Baha’u’llah. In 1909, after being hidden away for more than half a century, the Bab’s remains were finally interred on Mount Carmel, Israel.

The Bab: The Harbinger of the Most Great Light [Audio Reading]

September 5, 2019, in Audio > Audio Books & Readings, by

Baha’i Blog is delighted to share an audio recording of one of our articles titled, “The Bab: The Harbinger of the Most Great Light” in which we learn a little about the Station and some of the titles attributed to the Bab, Prophet-herald of the Baha’i Faith. In this recording you’ll hear the voice of the article’s author, Yas.

You can read this article here: The Bab: The Harbinger of the Most Great Light

You can also listen to this reading on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube channel here: The Bab: The Harbinger of the Most Great Light

If you’d like to hear more audio readings and talks, check out Baha’i Blog’s Audio Books & Readings playlist and Baha’i Talks playlist.

You can find out more about the Bab here, and read selections from the Writings of the Bab here.

Other Baha’i Blog articles written by Yas can be found here: www.bahaiblog.net/author/yas/

You may also wish to check out her contribution to BBC’s program “Pause for Thought”, such as this segment, or her personal blog, strawberryface

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Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.
Naysan Naraqi

Discussion 3 Comments

Thank you, Yas joon for sharing this beautiful account! Thank you Bahai Blog and dear Naysan for your incessant and dedicated efforts for making all these amazing resources to the world.

May Newport

May Newport (May 5, 2020 at 11:47 PM)

Dear Yas, immense gratitude for your captivating narrative of incomparable lustre. I was overwhelmed by such a poetic and yet transcendental journey to towering heights. And special thank you to Naysan for facilitating such a theatre of operation for a worldwide audience.

Cyrus Mahmoudi

Cyrus Mahmoudi (July 7, 2020 at 8:11 PM)

You’re most welcome Cyrus! Thanks so much for your feedback and your encouraging words! Really appreciate your support!

Naysan Naraqi

Naysan Naraqi (July 7, 2020 at 9:06 AM)

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