Baha'i Holy Day: The Martyrdom of the Bab

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    arthra Baha'i

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    Today July 9th is a Baha'i Holy Day on which work and school is suspended. The Holy Day commemorates the Martyrdom of the Bab in 1850 Tabriz Persia in a barrack square where the Bab and His disciple Anis were suspended on a column and executed by a detachment of soldiers firing muskets row and row..

    The following video describes the story of the Bab and His martyrdom:
    https://vimeo.com/25902145?fb_action_ids...s=og.likes
     
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    arthra Baha'i

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    Read the account of Dr. McCormick who personally attended to the Siyyid Ali Muhammad the Bab shortly before His martyrdom...


    "He was very thankful for my attentions to him. He was a very mild and delicate-looking man, rather small in stature and very fair for a Persian, with a melodious soft voice, which struck me much. Being a Sayyid, he was dressed in the habit of that sect, as were also his two companions. In fact his whole look and deportment went far to dispose one in his favour. Of his doctrine I heard nothing from his own lips, although the idea was that there existed in his religion a certain approach to Christianity. He was seen by some Armenian carpenters, who were sent to make some repairs to his prison, reading the Bible, and he took no pains to conceal it, but on the contrary told them of it. Most assuredly the Mussulman fanaticism does not exist in his religion, as applied to Christians, nor is there that restraint of females that now exists."

    Read more at

    https://connectionsbmc.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/134/
     

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