Birth of Bab- Baha’i
Baha’I s commemorate the birth of the Bab (the “Gate”), the Prophet-Herald of the Bahai Faith. In 1819, the Bab was born in Shiraz, Persia (Iran)
Bahá’ís claim that the Báb was the spiritual return of Elijah and John the Baptist, that he was the saoshyant referred to in the Zoroastrian scriptures, and that he was the forerunner of their own religion. Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith, was a follower of the Báb and claimed to be the fulfillment of his promise that God would send another messenger.
Prayer of the Bab
“There is no paradise more wondrous for any soul than to be exposed to God’s Manifestation in His Day, to hear His verses and believe in them, to attain His presence, which is naught but the presence of God, to sail upon the sea of the heavenly kingdom of His good-pleasure, and to partake of the choice fruits of the paradise of His divine Oneness.”
For reflection: The prayer of Bab uses the masculine pronoun exclusively to speak of and to God. How does this effect your experience of the prayer?
In gratitude for prophets who deliver the message of oneness of all creation!