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Martyrdom of the Báb

Martyrdom of the Bab

On May 23, 1844, in Shiraz, Persia, a young man known as the Báb which means “The Gate”, declared that He was the bearer of a message destined to transform the life of humanity.

With His call for spiritual and moral reformation, and His attention to improving the position of women and the lot of the poor, the Bab's prescription for spiritual renewal was revolutionary. His proclamation attracted thousands of followers in a short time.

He named the first eighteen believers in His mission as the Letters of the Living. Also announced the imminent appearance of a new Divine Messenger who would fulfil the prophecies of the past and usher in an age of peace and unity: Baha’u’llah.

Fearful of the Bab’s growing influence caused by His proclamation and teachings, religious and political leaders arose to oppose and persecute the Báb and His followers. He was arrested, beaten, imprisoned, and finally on July 9, 1850 was executed in the public square of the city of Tabriz. Some 20,000 of His followers perished in a series of massacres throughout Persia.

After a great many years and a very long journey, being transported secretly from place to place, the remains of the Báb eventually reached the Holy Land, where attained their eventual rest.



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Multifaith Devotions

Monthly Multi-Faith Devotional

Brockville Public Library

Saturday, July 27

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.