15 Inspiring Videos to Commemorate the Martyrdom of the Bab

Updated: Jun 20

Whether you are looking for quotes or Baha'i writings, videos, music, prayers or stories to organise your next Commemoration of the Martyrdom of the Bab.


Find 15 great resources to organise your next commemoration of the Martyrdom of the Bab or holy day devotional meeting.


Martyrdom of the Bab


Bicentenary 2019: 16/19 The Martyrdom of the Báb

By 1850, thousands of people from every walk of life across Persia had become Bábís and the authorities decided that the only way to stop this new religion was to execute the Báb.

And so, it was decreed that on July 9th,1850, the Báb was to be executed by firing squad in Tabríz.


Baha'i Faith, Martyrdom of the Bab, a story in song - by Smith & Dragoman.

Beautiful and touching song by Smith and Dragoman called 'More than a man' about the Martyrdom of The Bab.


July 9th

A video which commemorates the Martyrdom of the Bab on July 9, 1850. The first audio track is a portion of a dramatic presentation "Midsummer Noon" by Jack Lenz. The song "Queen of Carmel" is from the CD "Lift up your Voices and Sing".


The Martyrdom of the Bab


“The Bab” by Naim Z, Naim S & Negin


Shrine of the Bab


The Martyrdom of the Bab

The Martyrdom of the Bab July 9th 1850, Siyyid `Alí Muḥammad Shírází.


Martyrdom of The Bab

This is the story of the Martyrdom of the Bab, the Prophet-Herald of the Baha'i Faith, at the hands of the ecclesiastical and civil leader of Persia on July 9th 1850. The sound track and narration for this video was produced by Lack Lenz for a play entitled Midsummer Noon.


Heart to Heart: Tahirih's Poem to the Bab


"Arise" by Ethan Crofts

Here are the quotations used for the lyrics below followed by the quotations and chords:


"... arise, and rest assured that you will be with Me. Tomorrow you shall witness what God has decreed."


"Rejoice, the hour is approaching when, in this very city, I shall be suspended before the eyes of the multitude and shall fall a victim to the fire of the enemy. I shall choose no one except you to share with Me the cup of martyrdom. Rest assured that this promise which I give you shall be fulfilled."


"Had you believed in Me, O wayward generation..."


"I Myself will follow you, together with one of My loyal disciples, and will join you in the realm of eternity."


"O My beloved friends! You are the bearers of the name of God in this Day. You have been chosen as the repositories of His mystery. It behoves each one of you to manifest the attributes of God, and to exemplify by your deeds and words the signs of His righteousness, His power and glory."


"Heed not your weaknesses and frailty; fix your gaze upon the invincible power of the Lord, your God, the Almighty."


"Arise in His name, put your trust wholly in Him, and be assured of ultimate victory."

- The Bab


Martyrdom of the Bab ~ Baha'i Faith

Joel Quentin Cotten


A Tablet from 'Abdu'l-Baha on the Martyrdom of the Bab - Persian + English


The Tablet of Visitation for the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh


Anis and The Bab narrated in story and song

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