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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.

8 Photos of the House of the Bab

May 23, 2019, in Images > Architecture, by

In a recent Baha’i World News Service article, we learned that 43 images associated with the life and mission of the Bab have been published online for the first time on the Baha’i Media Bank. This also includes aerial footage of the Shrine of the Bab that we turned into this short video.

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. 

View of the front door of the House of the Bab
Exterior view of the House of the Bab
Overview of the House of the Bab
Orange tree planted by the Bab in the courtyard of His house, Shiraz
The upper portion of the House of the Bab before its destruction in 1979.
The room in the House of the Bab where the Bab declared His Mission
Detail of the arches in the room that the Bab declared.
The House of the Bab.
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Sonjel Vreeland

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.
Sonjel Vreeland

Discussion 4 Comments

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

Margrit Hurni (May 5, 2019 at 7:59 AM)

das ist schön , schön , schön, WUNDERSCHÖN, WUNDERSCHÖN!!!!!

Margrit Hurni

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

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

Sonjel Vreeland (June 6, 2019 at 10:41 AM)

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