On a spring evening on May 22rd, 1844, Siyyid Ali-Muhammad announced that He was the bearer of a Divine Revelation whose aim was to prepare the world for “Him Whom God Shall Make Manifest,” a Messenger of God known as Baha’u’llah. Baha’is refer to Siyyid Ali-Muhammad by His title, the Bab, which is Arabic for “the Gate,” and that eventful evening is celebrated every year by Baha’is around the world.
Below are 17 Baha’i Blog resources about the Declaration of the Bab, the life of the Bab, and His Station:
In this article, Naysan explores what happened during the Declaration of the Bab and he quotes from Shoghi Effendi’s The World Order of Baha’u’llah in order to help us understand this Holy Day and its significance to the world.
Roya offers a historical perspective on what occurred on “one of the greatest and most significant of all festivals” and she draws on quotations from Nabil’s The Dawn-Breakers.
In this article, Sonjel provides a brief introduction to both the Persian Bayan and the Arabic Bayan, volumes of the Bab’s prolific and powerful Revelation. The Persian Bayan is considered the Mother Book of the Bab’s Dispensation and it is a book of laws, teachings and traditions.
Sonjel reflects and shares historical accounts of the astounding speed at which the Bab revealed Sacred Writings, a speed that was constrained only by the capacity of His ananuencis (or secretary).
Layli ponders on the significance of the Declaration of the Bab by sharing quotations from the recently-translated volume of Baha’u’llah’s Writings on Holy Days, Days of Remembrance.
The Bab proclaimed His Message to Mulla Husayn, the first Letter of the Living. In this article, Sonjel shares three outstanding qualities that Mulla Husayn demonstrated in the moments leading to and immediately following the birth of the Bab’s Revelation.
Michael looks at some quotations that historically document impressions of those who were able to be in the Bab’s presence.
Naysan offers a short list of books about the life of the Bab, from The Dawn-Breakers to Release the Sun. These books all explore the short, dramatic and powerful life of the Prophet-Herald of the Baha’i Faith.
At the time of the celebration of the Birth of the Bab in 2017, we had shared 7 Studio Sessions based on the Writings of the Bab, including multiple melodies to the prayer that begins “I adjure Thee by Thy might…”
This short 10 part quiz includes introductory questions about the Bab and His Revelation.
Further test your knowledge — or that of you friends and family — with this second quiz about the Bab.
Yas shares some tributes to the Bab as well as some of His titles to help us gain an understanding of this Harbinger of the Most Great Light.
In this audio recording of a talk by Dr. Nader Saiedi, a scholar on the Bab and His Revelation, we learn about a Tablet revealed by the Bab in which He proclaims to be the Promised Qa’im.
In this Studio Session, Carl Brehmer from Phoenix (USA) sings the words of an address by the Bab as it was recorded in The Dawn-Breakers. You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: https://soundcloud.com/bahai-blog/i-am-the-promised-one-carl-brehmer
In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Frankfurt, Germany with Naim Zabihi, Naim Schmidt and Negin Zabihi who sing “The Bab” based on a quotation from His Writings. You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: https://soundcloud.com/bahai-blog/the-bab-naim-z-naim-s-negin
In this Studio Session, we’re with Naim Zabihi, Naim Schmidt and Negin Zabihi again. This time they sing “The Gate of God”, a song also based on a quotation from the Bab. You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: https://soundcloud.com/bahai-blog/the-gate-of-god-naim-z-naim-s-negin