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The Báb

Religion Spirituality Philosophy

4.7/5 (141 ratings)
Born
October 19 1819
Died
0808 07 18501850
Website
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Influences
Shakh Ahmad, Siyyid Kazzim
Born Siyyid `Alí Muḥammad Shírází, the Báb was the Founder of the Bábi religion and is one of three central figures of the Bahá'í Faith.

On May 23, 1844, in Shiraz, Persia, the Báb announced the imminent appearance of the Messenger of God awaited by all the peoples of the world. Although Himself the bearer of an independent revelation from God, the Báb declared that His purpose was to prepare humankind for the coming of that Messenger. His title “the Báb” means “the Gate.”

Swift and savage persecution at the hands of the dominant Muslim clergy followed His announcement. The Báb was arrested, beaten, imprisoned, and finally on July 9, 1850 was executed in the public square of the city of Tabriz. During that tumultuous period, some 20,000 of His followers perished in a series of massacres throughout Persia. Today, the majestic building with the golden dome, overlooking the Bay of Haifa, Israel, and set amidst beautiful gardens, is the Shrine where the Báb's earthly remains are entombed.

The Báb

Religion Spirituality Philosophy

4.7/5 (141 ratings)
Born
October 19 1819
Died
0808 07 18501850
Website
Go to Website
Influences
Shakh Ahmad, Siyyid Kazzim
Born Siyyid `Alí Muḥammad Shírází, the Báb was the Founder of the Bábi religion and is one of three central figures of the Bahá'í Faith.

On May 23, 1844, in Shiraz, Persia, the Báb announced the imminent appearance of the Messenger of God awaited by all the peoples of the world. Although Himself the bearer of an independent revelation from God, the Báb declared that His purpose was to prepare humankind for the coming of that Messenger. His title “the Báb” means “the Gate.”

Swift and savage persecution at the hands of the dominant Muslim clergy followed His announcement. The Báb was arrested, beaten, imprisoned, and finally on July 9, 1850 was executed in the public square of the city of Tabriz. During that tumultuous period, some 20,000 of His followers perished in a series of massacres throughout Persia. Today, the majestic building with the golden dome, overlooking the Bay of Haifa, Israel, and set amidst beautiful gardens, is the Shrine where the Báb's earthly remains are entombed.

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