Declaration of the Bab ("Gate") Baha'i Holy Day May 22nd-23rd

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    arthra Baha'i

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    In another few weeks the Baha'is will have a Holy Day and for me one of the more significant Holy Days since it commemorates the Declaration of the Bab (Siyyid Ali Muhammad Shirazi) in Shiraz, Persia (Iran). Two movements independent of one another by religion, culture and continents both directed their followers to seek the Promised One or Mahdi and the Return of Christ at the same time... One known as the Millerite movement predicted the return of Christ in 1844 CE and the other the Shaykhi movement looked forward to the reappearance of the Twelfth Imam and Mahdi in 1260 AH... the same date in both calendars.

    In preparation for this Holy Day on May 22nd-23rd we reviewed some of the Tablets and Writings of His Holiness the Bab at a nearby Baha'i Center. From the material I presented this morning:

    To this period must probably belong the unnumbered Epistles which . . . the Bab . . . addressed to the divines of every city in Persia, as well as to those residing in Najaf and Karbilá, wherein He set forth in detail the errors committed by each one...

    no less than nine commentaries on the whole of the Qur’án - commentaries whose fate, alas, is unknown, and one of which, at least the Author Himself affirmed, surpassed in some respects a book as deservedly famous as the Qayyúmu'l‑Asmá
    See:

    http://rsmd.net/presentations/writings_of_the_bab.pdf

    For more Writings translated into English see:

    http://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/the-bab/selections-writings-bab/
     
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