“In the middle of the 19th century—one of the most turbulent periods in the world’s history—a young merchant announced that He was the bearer of a message destined to transform the life of humanity. At a time when His country, Iran, was undergoing widespread moral breakdown, His message aroused excitement and hope among all classes, rapidly attracting thousands of followers. He took the name “The Báb”, meaning “the Gate” in Arabic.
With His call for spiritual and moral reformation, and His attention to improving the position of women and the lot of the poor, the Báb’s prescription for spiritual renewal was revolutionary. At the same time, He founded a distinct, independent religion of His own, inspiring His followers to transform their lives and carry out great acts of heroism.” Read more at https://www.bahai.org/the-bab/
On the evening of Thursday May 23rd Bahá’ís and their friends around the world will celebrate the 1844 declaration by The Báb of His station as the Promised One. Two hours and eleven minutes after sunset is the exact time at which The Báb declared Himself to be a Divine Messenger of God. He prepared His followers for Bahá’u’lláh.
For information on “The Gate” film, a dramatization of the declaration of His mission by The Báb, and the early days of the Bábi Faith, please visit https://thegatefilm.com.
“The Persian: A Historical Novel Set in Victorian England and Persia” by Kathleen Hite Babb, puts the reader into Persia during the time of The Báb and the beginning of the Bahá’í Faith. Experience the investigation of these religions alongside fictional American, British, and Persian characters. This book is available in print and Kindle formats, and is in the Washington County public library system.
Local recording artist and storyteller Luke Slott has published a series of videos telling the dramatic stories of the Báb and His followers; click below to begin the first one.
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To watch the 50-minute film Light to the World, about the life of Bahá’u’lláh and the impact of His teachings on people around the world, go to http://www.bahai.org/light-to-the-world/ or click HERE. This dvd is in the Washington County public library system.