June 18, 2023 will mark 40 years since 10 Baha’i women were hanged in Shiraz. Their only ‘crime’ was their refusal to renounce their beliefs in a faith that promotes the principles of gender equality, unity, justice, and truthfulness. This collection highlights Baha’i Blog content relating to the ongoing persecution of Baha’is in Iran.
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.
The Bab, which means ‘the Gate’ in Arabic, was a Messenger of God, whose role can be likened to that of John the Baptist (who told of the coming of Christ) in heralding the coming of the latest Manifestation of God: Baha’u’llah.
This year marks the bicentennial of the Birth of the Bab and we are always grateful when the Baha’i World Centre releases media that can potentially be used at celebrations (we definitely recommend reading over their legal page so you have a clear understanding of how the images can be freely used).
From the collection of photographs now on the Baha’i Media Bank, we thought we’d showcase eight photos of the House of the Bab in Shiraz, which was designated by Baha’u’llah as a place of pilgrimage. Unfortunately, the House was destroyed in 1979 as part of ongoing persecution against the Baha’is, making these photos priceless.
In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.
O! lieber Naysan wie wunderschönen. Gottlob, Gott sei Dank, sind diese wunderbaren Bilder aufgetaucht. Ich werde ein Leben lang nicht fertig damit, dass man das Haus von Bab auf solche Weise zerstört hat. Ich habe sehr große Trauer. Wie böse- muss ein Mensch sein- so ein Haus zugrunde zu richten. Gottlob aber nun die wunderbaren Fotos! Jaaaa! Wieder einmal Baha’u’llah! Thank you very so much dear Naysan alle Team bahaiblog
Margrit Hurni (May 5, 2019 at 7:59 AM)
das ist schön , schön , schön, WUNDERSCHÖN, WUNDERSCHÖN!!!!!
Margrit Hurni (May 5, 2019 at 8:02 AM)
quite enriching stories and photographs. Thank you and continue sending such stories to me. l live in Africa, KENYA.
Kassim Maziri (June 6, 2019 at 5:27 AM)
We’re so happy you are enjoying them. Thanks for reading Baha’i Blog!
Sonjel Vreeland (June 6, 2019 at 10:41 AM)