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Light of Unity Festival 2019

News, Bicentenary

200th Birthday of the Bab Celebrating the Unity of Humanity! Throughout history, God has sent Messengers to guide humanity in its development. Over these countless centuries, we humans have passed through our collective childhood and adolescence and are now entering our long-awaited age of maturity. So great is this Day, that God has two Messengers, [...]

Celebrating the Declaration of the Bab, herald of Baha’u’llah


“His life is one of the most magnificent examples of courage which it has been the privilege of mankind to behold,” French writer A.L.M. Nicolas said of the Báb (“gate” in Arabic). The Báb—born Siyyid `Alí-Muhammad in Shiraz, Persia (now Iran)—announced on May 22, 1844, that He was the bearer of a Divine Revelation which [...]

Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Bab


On July 9, Baha’is around the world commemorate the date in 1850 that the Bab – one of two main figures in the founding of their Faith – was executed by a firing squad in Iran, then called Persia. The Bab, whose name means “gate” in Arabic, had declared in 1844 that He was a [...]

Declaration of the Bab


The Bahá’í Faith traces its origin to 1844 and the announcement by a young man, Siyyid ‘Ali-Muhammad, in Shiraz, Persia. He took the title of the Báb (meaning “Gate” in Arabic). On May 22, 1844, in Shiraz, Persia (now Iran)— the Báb announced that He was the bearer of a Divine Revelation, which would prepare [...]

Birth of the Bab


October 20* is a special day for Baha’is, for this is the day the Báb was born—one of the two divine teachers who founded the Baha’i Faith. He is often referred to as the Herald of the Baha’i Faith, as it was His mission to prepare the people for the coming of Bahá’u’lláh. Born on [...]

Baha’is write about common threads in world’s religions


Two articles published recently illustrate the Baha’i belief in the essential unity of all the world’s religions: “Recognizing God’s Messengers: Why We Baha’is Commemorate the Martyrdom of the Bab” by Brent Poirier was published in the Huffington Post. Brent explains the significance of the story of Joseph as a metaphor for recognizing God’s Messengers. “Theology [...]

Baha’is commemorate martyrdom of the Bab, forerunner of Baha’u’llah


Every year on July 9, Baha’is commemorate the martyrdom of the Báb, one of the two central figures in the founding of the religion. At noon on 9 July 1850, the Báb was put to death by firing squad in the public square of Tabriz, Iran. Six years earlier, He had declared that He was [...]

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