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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”.

Dawn of the Light (English Subtitles)

September 24, 2019, in Videos > Documentary, by

The Universal House of Justice has commissioned a feature film for the joyous and historic bicentenary anniversary of the Birth of Bab, Prophet-herald of the Baha’i Faith. “Dawn of the Light” can be downloaded or watched online from the official bicentennial website: bicentenary.bahai.org 

This wonderful film follows the story of eight people from around the world as they describe their spiritual journeys to discovering the Bab and Baha’u’llah.

“Dawn of the Light” is available in Arabic, English, French, Persian, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili.

In this version, you’ll find English subtitles when other languages are spoken.

More information about the film can be found in this Baha’i World News Story: “Dawn of the Light”: New bicentenary film explores search for truth and meaning

You may also be interested in the film that was commissioned for the bicentenary of the Birth of Baha’u’allh, “Light to the World”. You can find out more here on Baha’i Blog: “Light to the World”: A Film for the Bicentenary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah. 

Approximate running time: 48 minutes

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Naysan Naraqi

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.

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