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Birthday of the Bab

20 October, 2006

Shrine of the Bab

Today is the birthday of the Bab, thousands of Bahá’í followers around the world celebrate the birth of Báb on the 20th October with celebrations amoungst people in their local communities. Here a flashpresentation for the holy day for meditation.

On October 20, Baha’is celebrate the Holy Day commemorating the Birth of the Bab, who was born in Shiraz, Persia. Photographed above is the Shrine of the Bab, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel. The Bab (1819-1850) was the Martyr-Prophet of the Baha’i Faith. His mission was to proclaim the imminent arrival of “Him Whom God shall make manifest,” namely Baha’u’llah (1817-1892), the Founder of the Baha’i Faith. Baha’is observe the Holy Day by abstaining from work and holding joyous meetings open to all. There are no prescribed ceremonies but gatherings usually involve prayers, devotional readings, music, and fellowship.

Bahai world news service

The Bab’s followers and his life is very interesting, especially historically and interms of prophecy.

~PEACE~

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. 18 October, 2009 01:26

    Allah-u-Abha! (God is Most Glorious!)
    Nicole, could you explain why (Bahá’í is not a noun meaning the religion as a whole.)??
    I have been writing in the Catholic Forums if anyone wants to see or to participate.
    http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=4030

  2. 18 July, 2009 01:41

    The Bahá’í Faith is a religion founded by Bahá’u’lláh in 19th-century Persia, emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind.[1] There are about six million Bahá’ís in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.[2][3]

    According to Bahá’í teachings, religious history has unfolded through a series of God’s messengers who brought teachings suited for the capacity of the people at their time, and whose fundamental purpose is the same. Bahá’u’lláh is regarded as the most recent, but not final, in a line of messengers that includes Abraham, Moses, Zoroaster, Buddha, Krishna, Jesus, Muhammad and others. Bahá’u’lláh’s claim to fulfill the eschatological promises of previous scriptures coincides with his mission to establish a firm basis for unity throughout the world, and inaugurate an age of peace and justice, which Bahá’ís expect will inevitably arise.[4]

    Bahá’í (IPA: [bæhɒːʔiː] Persian: بهائی) can be an adjective referring to the Bahá’í Faith, or used as a term for a follower of Bahá’u’lláh. (Bahá’í is not a noun meaning the religion as a whole.) The word comes from the Arabic word Bahá’, meaning “glory” or “splendour”.[5] “Bahaism” (or “Baha’ism”) has been used in the past but is fading from use.

  3. 16 May, 2008 06:57

    The Bahá’í Faith is a religion founded by Bahá’u’lláh in 19th-century Persia, emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind.[1] There are about six million Bahá’ís in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.[2][3]

    According to Bahá’í teachings, religious history has unfolded through a series of God’s messengers who brought teachings suited for the capacity of the people at their time, and whose fundamental purpose is the same. Bahá’u’lláh is regarded as the most recent, but not final, in a line of messengers that includes Abraham, Moses, Zoroaster, Buddha, Krishna, Jesus, Muhammad and others. Bahá’u’lláh’s claim to fulfill the eschatological promises of previous scriptures coincides with his mission to establish a firm basis for unity throughout the world, and inaugurate an age of peace and justice, which Bahá’ís expect will inevitably arise.[4]

    Bahá’í (IPA: [bæhɒːʔiː] Persian: بهائی) can be an adjective referring to the Bahá’í Faith, or used as a term for a follower of Bahá’u’lláh. (Bahá’í is not a noun meaning the religion as a whole.) The word comes from the Arabic word Bahá’, meaning “glory” or “splendour”.[5] “Bahaism” (or “Baha’ism”) has been used in the past but is fading from use.

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