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Amazing recreation of the House of the Bab: The Declaration Chamber

Updated: May 26, 2020

“I am, I am, the promised One! I am the One whose name you have for a thousand years invoked, at whose 316 mention you have risen, whose advent you have longed to witness, and the hour of whose Revelation you have prayed God to hasten."

A talented Baha'i animator from Melbourne, Australia, Oscar Gomez has digitally recreated the room in which the Bab - “the Gate” - first declared His station as a Messenger of God. The Bab revitalised religious teachings and was the Herald of another greater than Himself soon to appear: Baha’u’llah ("The Glory of God").

The recreation was created in anticipation of a worldwide celebration by Baha’is of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Bab.

The Bab's historic revelation was made on the 23rd May 1844 to Mulla Husayn, a prominent scholar in search of the Promised One awaited by the world’s great religions. The day of the Bab’s declaration is celebrated by Baha’is around the world as one of the greatest and most significant of all festivals.

The declaration chamber (and surrounding house), located in Shiraz, Iran, and formerly considered one of the holiest sites for Baha’is, was destroyed on the order of government authorities in 1979.

Forty years later, this artistic rendering has recreated the room in its entirety as a digital simulation based on extensive research of all available photos and videos that could be found online. This project was made over several months in preparation for the celebrations of the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Bab in October 2019.

Oscar writes:

"I hope that friends around the world will enjoy and use this video for any occasion in which they wish to reflect on the life of the Bab and the significance of the momentous event that was the Declaration of His Mission."
“Awake, for lo! the morning Light has broken. Arise, for His Cause is made manifest. The portal of His grace is open wide; enter therein, O peoples of the world! For He who is your promised One is come!” - Mulla Hussayn


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