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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.

Anis – A Story from Baha’i History

July 7, 2023, in Videos > History, by

This video tells the story of Anis Zunuzi, the youth who was executed alongside the Bab on July 9th, 1850.

Read more about Anis and his steadfastness in our Baha’i Blog tribute to him.

You can also find more resources related to the Martyrdom of the Bab and its significance in our special collection dedicated to that holy day.

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Mahdokht, also known as Dotty to many, hails from Queensland, Australia. She entered the professional world as a graphic designer in 2018. By 2023, she transitioned into secondary teaching, finding joy in educating high school students about visual arts and design. Beyond work, Mahdokht finds passion in recording music, playing basketball, and honing her skim-boarding skills.
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