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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.


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


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 >


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 >


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 >


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


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 >


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 >


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


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


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


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 >


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 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 >


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 >


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


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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


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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