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24 Resources for the Birth of the Bab Devotional Program

An extensive list of resources that can be used when creating your next Birth of the Bab Baha'i Holy Day celebration. Find articles, selections from the Baha'i Faith holy writings, videos, music and art project initiatives on the life of the Bab, the Herald of the Baha'i Faith.

Selection of Writings of the Bab and Baha'u'llah referencing the station and title of the Bab

6 Quotes from the Baha'i Writings describing the Station of the Bab. READ >

Birth of the Bab - Devotional Program

A collection of quotes from the Baha'i writings on the Birth of the Bab that can be used as part of the Holy Day celebration. READ >

Selection of Quotes and Prayers from the Baha'i Writings about the Bab and His Station

A collections of prayers and tablets from the writings of Baha'u'llah, the Bab and Shoghi Effendi in honour of the Bab, the Herald of the Baha'i Faith. READ >

The Childhood and Youth of the Bab

In the autumn of 1819, the Báb, whose name was Siyyid Áli-Muhammad, was born in the beautiful city of Shíráz, located in the south of Persia (Iran). He belonged to a noble ancestry which traced its origin to the Prophet Muhammad. READ >

Names of the Bab

Shoghi Effendi beautifully lists the titles and names of the Bab as defined by Baha'u'llah, `Abdu'l-Baha, and Himself. READ >

Music, stories and Albums dedicated to the Bab

A collection of albums and musicians who have dedicated works to the life and holy writings of the Bab, the Herald of the Baha'i Faith. LISTEN >

Irish Bahá'í community has produced 19 videos to celebrate the life of the Báb

To mark the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb and to celebrate the Life, Mission and Heroism of the Báb and His followers, the Irish Bahá'í community has produced 19 short videos. READ >

Historical Context of the Bábi and Bahá'í Faiths

To assert that a religion is independent of other faiths is not to argue that it began in a religious vacuum. READ >

Baha'u'llah Honors the Bab

This short collection of extracts gathers together some of the tributes paid to the Báb by Bahá’u’lláh. READ >

The Báb in the words of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

This short collection of extracts gathers together some of the tributes paid to the Báb by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. READ >

The Bab in the words of Shoghi Effendi

In this extract from a letter addressed to the Bahá’ís of the West known as The Dispensation of Bahá’u’lláh, Shoghi Effendi explains the station of the Báb. READ >

Videos of the Writings and Prayers of the Bab

A beautiful collection of Baha'i holy writings and prayers by the Bab, herald of the Baha'i Faith, put to music and shared through these videos. WATCH >

The Bab & the Babi Movement

The early nineteenth century was a period of messianic expectations in many lands. Deeply disturbed by the implications of scientific inquiry and industrialization, earnest believers from many religious backgrounds turned to the scriptures of their faiths for an understanding of the accelerating processes of change. READ >

The Mission of the Báb

In this article, first published in the 1994–5 edition of The Bahá’í World, Douglas Martin considers the Revelation of the Báb in the context of its impact on the Western writers of the period and its subsequent influence. READ >

Early life of the Bab

Purity of heart and moral courage were matched by an idealism with which most Western observers could also readily identify. READ >

The Bab's Teachings

This brief historical framework will be of assistance in understanding the thrust of the Báb’s teachings. In one sense, His message is abundantly clear. As He repeatedly emphasized, the purpose of His mission and the object of all His endeavors was the proclamation of the imminent advent of Him Whom God will make manifest, that universal Manifestation of God anticipated in religious scriptures throughout the ages of human history. READ >

The Bab's Writings

Apart from the specific laws of the Bayán, the Báb’s writings also contain the seeds of new spiritual perspectives and concepts which were to animate the worldwide Bahá’í enterprise. READ >

The Dawn of a New Day

Shaykh Ahmad, Siyyid Kazim & Mullá Husayn. This is a story of a search for truth in a time of world-wide darkness and confusion. READ MORE >

Writings of Bab

The Writings of the Báb were voluminous, and the rapidity with which, without study or premeditation, He composed elaborate commentaries, profound expositions or eloquent prayers was regarded as one of the proofs of His divine inspiration. READ >

Gift Coloring Page to Celebrate the Twin Holy Birthdays

Melissa L. Charepoo of the Delighted Hearts’ Blog is happy to share a gift coloring activity for the Twin Holy Birthdays which will help children understand the importance of these Holy Days. READ >

Story of the Declaration of the Bab

May 23, 1844, signalizes the commencement of the most turbulent period of the Heroic Age of the Bahá’í Era, an age which marks the opening of the most glorious epoch in the greatest cycle which the spiritual history of mankind has yet witnessed. READ >

Amazing recreation of the House of the Bab

A talented Baha'i animator from Melbourne, Australia, Oscar Gomez has digitally recreated the the room in which the Bab - “the Gate” - first declared His station as a Messenger of God. WATCH >

11 Great Videos to Help Celebrate the Declaration of the Bab

Video Resources and Music to commemorate the Baha'i Holy Day, the Declaration of the Bab. Watch Now >

Story of the Martyrdom of the Bab

Mirza Ali Muhammad was born in Shiraz in 1819 and was executed in Tabriz in 1850, at the age of 31. His title, the Bab, means “the Gate.” READ >

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