In Summary
  • On July 9, 1850: The Bab and a companion were taken to military barracks in the city of Tabriz. When they came to fetch Him, He told them that He was still busy revealing words to His scribe and that they can’t harm Him until He is done.
  • He was forcibly taken to the yard and suspended on a rope with His companion, a regiment of 750 soldiers fired, but when the thick smoke of gunpowder decreased, The Bab was nowhere to be seen. An immediate search followed, and He was found in the same room with His scribe. He then told them He was ready.
  • This time, the Bab and His companion were executed, His mission was accomplished, the Promised One came and the Baha’i Faith began, today there are more than seven million Baha’is in almost every country in the world. The Bab is buried in Haifa (Israel) on Mount Carmel. His short-term religion ended, but He lives through the new Manifestation of God for today: Baha’u’llah.

On May 21, 1844: Samuel Morse sent the first telegraph message from Washington to Baltimore and it read: “What hath God wrought!” This message was a huge milestone in the history of communication.

On May22, 1844: Another great happening in the beautiful city of Shiraz (Iran), with another kind of message, one related to the spiritual lives of humankind.

A young man Siyyed Ali-Muhammad, aka, the Bab (meaning the Gate), was having a conversation with another, Mulla Hussain, a scholar who like many during that period, was searching for the advent of the Promised One. That night witnessed, what would become a turning point for all humanity.

The Bab had no ordinary childhood, His teacher sent him back home stating that “He should not be treated as a mere child” and that “He, verily, stands in no need of teachers such as I”.

The Bab declared His mission to Mulla Hussain, that He has come to herald the coming of the promised Manifestation of God, His mission was to prepare people for the advent of a new era, one that would lead to the unification of humankind, bring peace, justice and with great impact on the spiritual and material development of all humanity, regardless of their race, gender and status.

The Bab asked His now increasing number of followers, to spread and share the message with everyone. In a land so engrossed in old traditions, fearless, His disciples followed his instructions, while The Bab was prosecuted and banished from prison to prison.

Not reaching their goal of extinguishing His mission, the now worried cleric appealed to the government to execute The Bab. Meanwhile, thousands of his believers were arrested, tortured using the most horrifying methods and executed. The pressure of the clergy yielded fruits and the Bab was sentenced to death by a firing squad.

On July 9, 1850: The Bab and a companion were taken to military barracks in the city of Tabriz. When they came to fetch Him, He told them that He was still busy revealing words to His scribe and that they can’t harm Him until He is done.

He was forcibly taken to the yard and suspended on a rope with His companion, a regiment of 750 soldiers fired, but when the thick smoke of gunpowder decreased, The Bab was nowhere to be seen. An immediate search followed, and He was found in the same room with His scribe. He then told them He was ready.

This time, the Bab and His companion were executed, His mission was accomplished, the Promised One came and the Baha’i Faith began, today there are more than seven million Baha’is in almost every country in the world. The Bab is buried in Haifa (Israel) on Mount Carmel. His short-term religion ended, but He lives through the new Manifestation of God for today: Baha’u’llah.