The beast dragged me twice around the entire perimeter to our courtyard and once again around half of it. Nay, by My life! This is a Tablet We have addressed unto that night wherein the heavens and the earth were illumined by a Light that cast its radiance over the entire creation. Born on October 20, 1819, the Bab would eventually become the Herald of the Baha’i Faith; the one who would declare his mission as preparing people of the world for the Promised One (Baha’u’llah).). The gifts Thou hast bestowed upon Me have reached their fullest measure and the blessings Thou hast vouchsafed unto Me have attained their consummation. She said, “you see, the dream you had last night came true”. Enable me then to fulfil that which will exalt Thy Name and will set ablaze the fire of Thy love. Please explain.” The master replied, “‘He’ is God. The Báb spent a great deal of time praying, and was often late for school, because, as He said:  “He had been in His grandfather’s house.”  You see, we were direct descendents of the prophet Mohammed, and this is an expression that we sometimes used for prayer. The remembrance of God and His praise, and the glory of God and His splendor, rest upon Thee, O Thou Who art His Beauty! My husband died when the Báb was very young, and my brother became His guardian. Pursuing his sister’s request, the uncle explained to Siyyid Kázim how the Báb’s mother had not seen her only child for so long, and wished to arrange His marriage. At about midnight, His uncle awoke, and discovered the Báb was not in bed; deeply perturbed, he was overtaken with anxiety that He might have fallen from the mountain. Nay, while such things have been proclaimed to all people, in the estimation of thy Lord naught but His ear is capable of hearing them. On the last night, He said He was leaving the city. An hour later, when the house was quiet and all were asleep, He rose from His bed and left the room. Thou didst then nourish Me with refreshing milk and didst rear Me in the arms of My parents with manifest compassion, until Thou didst graciously acquaint Me with the realities of Thy Revelation and apprised Me of the straight path of Thy Faith as set forth in Thy Book. . The uncles received a letter from the Báb, explaining what He had now done; there was deep worry and complaint at Him, as they expected their excellent reputation in the commercial community to be ruined by clients left with broken dealings. On the Friday morning, the Báb made His promised visit to Siyyid Kazim’s capacity-filled home. From that day I felt a great stirring in my heart. Then He passed to me what was left of the tea in His own cup, which I drank. The Bab, the bicentenary of whose birth Baha’is around the world will celebrate this October 29 th, 2019, announced the coming of Baha’u’llah, who later wrote:. The Báb’s life was spared. Usually He wouldn’t join in our games, but when He did He was always very kind and considerate. Before our company left, the Báb’s mother kissed my forehead. Being only a few years of age, He would lift up His hands to the threshold of the One God, reciting beautiful prayers. In the name of the One born on this day, Him Whom God hath made to be the Herald of His Name, the Almighty, the All-Loving! These were the last days of my life with him. Celebrations held in homes and other neighborhood settings as well in larger spaces were the fruit of Birth of the Bab - Devotional Program. Every time I turned to Him in prayer, the light of His unfailing guidance illumined my path, and resolved my problems. Tablet revealed by Bahá’u’lláh in honor of the anniversary of the Báb’s birth: All praise be to Thee, O my God, inasmuch as Thou hast adorned the world with the splendour of the dawn following the night wherein was born the One Who heralded the Manifestation of Thy transcendent sovereignty, the Dayspring of Thy divine Essence and the Revelation of Thy supreme Lordship. I told my husband about it. There He engaged in commerce, associating with all levels of society, dealing with everyone in such a fair way, they were most satisfied and grateful. I beseech Thee, O Creator of the heavens and Fashioner of names, to graciously aid those who have sheltered beneath the shadow of Thine abounding mercy and have raised their voices amidst the peoples of the world for the glorification of Thy Name. - The Bab, I am the Flame of that supernal Light that glowed upon Sinai in the gladsome Spot, and lay concealed in the midst of the Burning Bush. We could not have put together globally spanning program without a little help from our friends, old and new. He approached the Báb, and greeted Him. - Baha’u’llah, Stories and messages of Triumph during COVID-19. With such transports of delight He greeted its beaming rays, that those around thought He was in love with the sun itself. Naught do I now witness but the manifold evidences of Thy grace and loving-kindness, Thy bounty and gracious favours, Thy generosity and loftiness, Thy sovereignty and might, Thy splendour and Thy glory, and that which befitteth the holy court of Thy transcendent dominion and majesty and beseemeth the glorious precincts of Thine eternity and exaltation. His family was highly-regarded; both His mother Fátimih and father Muhammad-Ridá, traced their ancestries back, beyond the illustrious martyr Husayn, to Muhammad Himself. I remember the first few months as the happiest days of my life. 7:30 pm. When I woke up, I told my mother, and she said that this dream foretold good fortune for me. When that which had been preordained in Thy Book came to pass Thou didst cause Me, through Thy kindness, to reach Thy holy precincts and didst suffer Me, through Thy tender mercy, to dwell within the court of fellowship, until I discerned therein that which I witnessed of the clear tokens of Thy mercifulness, the compelling evidences of Thy oneness, the effulgent splendours of Thy majesty, the source of Thy supreme singleness, the heights of Thy transcendent sovereignty, the signs of Thy peerlessness, the manifestations of Thine exalted glory, the retreats of Thy sanctity, and whatsoever is inscrutable to all but Thee. My greatest happiness came when I recognized the Great One that my husband had given His life for; Bahá’u’lláh. The family warned Him sternly to follow the example of His fellow-pupils, and observe silence, listening attentively to the teacher. Always preoccupied with the celestial world, immersed in rapture, the Báb would at times be sad, or happy. “Never utter such things here!” he exclaimed, shaking. His face was radiant. Your email address will not be published. When Ahmad died, I was very angry at my son. ALSO CHECK OUT > Birth of Baha'u'llah Holy Day Program Bahá’u’lláh left behind writings covering a vast range of subjects, teaching that: There is only one God : “Regard thou the one true God as One Who is apart from, and immeasurably exalted above, all created things. I felt immeasurably proud of my coming union. At this, they ended the debate. the Truth is more manifest than the ray of light that has fallen upon the lap of that Youth,” he said, pointing to the Báb. Start with Video Below: . Such words pertain to the realm of names, whilst God hath sanctified this Book above all names. Blessed are those that are well assured! The Báb answered, He had received his due; the article had at one point reached that value, and although it was sold later at a lower price, the Báb assured him it was His duty to offer him that higher price. And when I attained full maturity Thou didst cause Me to bear allegiance unto Thine inaccessible Remembrance, and enabled Me to advance towards the designated station, where Thou didst educate Me through the subtle operations of Thy handiwork and didst nurture Me in that land with Thy most gracious gifts. The master took the Qur’án from the tray of sweetmeats and opened it, saying to the Báb, “Come, read!” The Báb smiled. And His face! All glory be to that hour wherein the Treasure of God, the All-Powerful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise, hath appeared! “What manner of foolish talk is this!” he exclaimed; “Go to sleep, and stop saying such things!” “It is just as I say,” answered the Child. The Báb entered, greeting everyone present, then He sat down before the schoolmaster. But the Báb would say, “I wish to be like my grandfather”. The Bab was the symbolic gate between past ages of prophecy and a new age of fulfilment for humanity. Some merchants came to the Báb one day and negotiated for some indigo dye. On one occasion when He arrived late to school, the schoolmaster questioned Him on this, and the Child said, quietly, that He had been in the house of His ‘Grandfather’, in allusion to the Prophet Muhammad. Through it the hidden Secret and the treasured Mystery have been revealed. They asked the young Child how He could possibly have gained this knowledge, and the Child responded, “Should through grace the Holy Spirit again assist, others will do what Christ has done.”. David Merrick has compiled the following stories on the Báb’s childhood and early life. Receiving directions to reach the Báb’s home, Mullá Husayn said it would be a great honour in return to receive him at Siyyid Kazim’s assembly. The Báb was disinclined to study; all the same, once He was passed four years, His uncle took Him off to school in the old neighbourhood of Shíráz, close by where His grandfather and uncle lived. I yield Thee praise for all Thy goodly gifts and I render Thee thanksgiving for all Thy bounties. I testify that through Thee the sovereignty of God and His dominion, and the majesty of God and His grandeur, were revealed, and the Day-Stars of ancient splendor have shed their radiance in the heaven of Thine irrevocable decree, and the Beauty of the Unseen hath shone forth above the horizon of creation. I am the Primal Point from which have been generated all created things. Graciously assist me, O my Lord, to do whatever Thou lovest and desirest. There I experienced the revelation of Thy sublime bestowals and the evidences of Thy boundless grace. The Siyyid though wishing not to interfere, eventually asked if it should please the Báb, that He should return, and so His uncle returned to Shíráz, followed a little later by the Báb. There, the many signs and evidences of His sanctity and the wonderful verses flowed freely from Him, attracting great envy and jealousy from the men of learning and position. I beseech God, by Thee and by them whose faces have been illumined with the splendors of the light of Thy countenance, and who, for love of Thee, have observed all whereunto they were bidden, to remove the veils that have come in between Thee and Thy creatures, and to supply me with the good of this world and the world to come. Now, in My thirtieth year, Thou beholdest Me, O My God, in this Grievous Mountain [Chihriq] where I have dwelt for one whole year. After six years’ residence in Búshihr, the Báb wished to visit the holy sites of the Imams. This time, the Báb returned his welcome, and explained that twice having been shown his courtesy, yet He was too absorbed and transported to offer a response; whoever should attain so sacred ground as they were on, must forget themself and all earthly matters. I behold Mine own Self captive in the hands of Thy servants, yet the light of Thy sovereignty and the revelations of Thine invincible power shine resplendent from His face, enabling all to know of a certainty that Thou art God, and that there is none other God but Thee. Through it have appeared the manifestations of “There is no God but God” over them all. “As you please,” He said. Is it a Book, in truth, or rather a child begotten? That evening He said He had a particular task to attend to, so we had an early dinner with the family in His mother’s room and He retired for the night. Through it have appeared the manifestations of “There is no God but God” over them all. He told him how he had finally been graced with a Child, and yet His behaviour was such, as to cause wonder and astonishment to everyone. It was the Will of God, He said, that you should have seen me in the way you did last night, so that no shadow of doubt should ever cross your mind. When one of His uncles arrived a little while later, they came to see him and complained about His behaviour, saying, he had insulted them and ruined their reputation by receiving back the dye, and that he should counsel Him never to repeat such offences. I beseech Thee, O Creator of the heavens and Fashioner of names, to graciously aid those who have sheltered beneath the shadow of Thine abounding mercy and have raised their voices amidst the peoples of the world for the glorification of Thy Name. For more information concerning the observance of this event, please contact us. Doors are open and the program will commence sharp at 6 pm. [2]. It was soon after the Báb moved to my brother’s house, that Khadijih and I heard of His arrest. The Báb would climb on to the roof of His house each Friday at noon, to hold communion with His Beloved. Thou, verily, art the Lord of bounty, the All-Powerful, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Generous.” (Baha’u’llah, Ayyám-i-Tis’ih, pp. One day in the late afternoon He came home earlier than usual. Unfortunately, He was arrested again. He requested a student to accompany him, saying that a highly distinguished Person had arrived. How I wish that I could have been with him, on that day in Tabriz . Like the celebratory observance of the anniversary of the birth of any prophet of God, these days mark one of the happiest and most delight-filled times of the year all across the global Baha’i community: God desireth not to see … any soul deprived of joy and radiance. After having fashioned Me in a most comely form, through Thy tender providence, and having perfected My creation through Thine excellent handiwork and breathed Thy Spirit into My body through Thine infinite mercy and by the revelation of Thy transcendent unity, Thou didst cause Me to issue forth from the world of concealment into the visible world, naked, ignorant of all things, and powerless to achieve aught. The schoolmaster, who had been secretly listening to their whisperings, smiled in astonishment, and as he did so, the Child suddenly ceased speaking. So the Báb returned to the school, and set about learning His lessons like all the other boys, starting with the alphabet, whilst His master tried hard to dissuade Him. With so many astonishing things occurring, an astrologer was brought in to see the Child, to say protective prayers for Him. He instructed me to hold the mirror in front of Khadijih. I woke up alarmed and trembling with fright. They told him that He must stop His teaching. Monday, October 28, 2019 ... Light Dinner at 5:00 PM Program Starts at 6:30 PM. The first of the two Manifestations of God -- Prophets -- of our faith, the Bab … The Báb was soon kneeling in a refined way between two twelve-year-old pupils, His head bowed over the student Qur’án; yet He held Himself in peace. I dreamed that Fatimeh, the daughter of Mohammad, had come to ask for my hand in marriage to her son, the Imam Hussein. O concourse of earth and heaven! His fellow pupil noticing this, asked Him, “Why are You not reading out the lesson like the other children?” Two other pupils were sitting nearby, reading aloud some poems; shortly they uttered the verse: “From Heaven’s heights, the birdsong calls to you, in sorrow that you’re trapped in walls of clay;” the Báb turned to His fellow pupil, and told him, “There is your answer,” which charmed His companion. We were childhood friends, and as our houses were beside each other, the Báb would often visit us with His family. Tablet Translated for the first universal observance of the Twin Holy Birthdays of the Bab and Baha’u’llah according to the Badi‘ calendar. I implore Thee by the Dawning-Place of Thy signs and by the Revealer of Thy clear tokens to grant that I may, under all conditions, hold fast the cord of Thy loving providence and cling tenaciously to the hem of Thy generosity. They said He saved the life of the son of the man who was to put him to death. It was soon after this that the heart of the storm entered our lives. “Why is it,” the questioner enquired, “you indicate neither His name nor person?” The Siyyid replied by pointing to his own throat, implying they would both instantly cease to live. Immeasurably exalted is God, the Maker of the heavens, Who hath caused this Day to speak forth that Name whereby the veils of idle fancy have been rent asunder, the mists of vain imagining have been dispelled, and His name “the Self-Subsisting” hath dawned above the horizon of certitude. Home; Bicentenary of the Birth of the Bab When the man discovered it greatly exceeded the price, He wrote immediately to the Báb, asking how it could be. Scribd is the world's largest social reading and publishing site. I could neither enter the room nor retrace my steps. I bear witness, moreover, that through Thy beauty the beauty of the Adored One hath been unveiled, and through Thy face the face of the Desired One hath shone forth, and that through a word from Thee Thou hast decided between all created things, causing them who are devoted to Thee to ascend unto the summit of glory, and the infidels to fall into the lowest abyss. There I experienced the revelation of Thy sublime bestowals and the evidences of Thy boundless grace. 12–15). At sunrise, He went to His mother’s room for tea. He answered very quietly that He was not destined to have any children. Entranced with the chanting of eulogies, tenderness and devotion raining from His eyes in streams of tears, and words of prayer and praise murmuring from His trembling lips, He inspired all around with tender sentiments and dignity. And when I attained full maturity Thou didst cause Me to bear allegiance unto Thine inaccessible Remembrance, and enabled Me to advance towards the designated station, where Thou didst educate Me through the subtle operations of Thy handiwork and didst nurture Me in that land with Thy most gracious gifts. Youtube or Facebook Live. Birth of the Bab Devotional Program - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or view presentation slides online. When I told this dream to His mother and grandmother, they assured me that it was my friend, the Báb’s, assiduous attention to His prayer that had brought this vision to me. Thou beholdest the Lord of all mankind confined in His Most Great Prison, calling aloud Thy Name, gazing upon Thy face, proclaiming that which hath enraptured the denizens of Thy kingdoms of revelation and of creation. You may wish to select prayers and Writings by the Báb to share during prayer time. The Báb commenced reciting, and after ordering certain arrangements, His uncle left. Verily Thou art potent to do what Thou willest; no God is there but Thee, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting. Thou, verily, art the Lord of bounty, the All-Powerful, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Generous.”, Selection of Writings of the Bab and Baha'u'llah referencing the station and title of the Bab. Whoso recognizeth Me, assurance and all good are in store for him. I looked for him, but He was nowhere to be found. I testify, moreover, that with but a movement of Thy Pen Thine injunction “Be Thou” hath been enforced, and God’s hidden Secret hath been divulged, and all created things have been called into being, and all the Revelations have been sent down. His uncle removed his Nephew from the school, and associated Him within his own commercial venture; and in this the Báb revealed signs of a power and greatness that few could approach and none could rival. He smiled at me and said that although He wished I had not seen him in the previous condition of last night, God had ordained otherwise. O night of the All-Bountiful! Enchanted, he entered the room and enquired who had been reading so beautifully. He could not open his lips without stirring the hearts to their very depths, opening before those who heard Him, unlimited horizons, varied, coloured, and mysterious, revealing a blinding light that transported people into a state of ecstasy. On another occasion, the Báb was asked to recite the opening words of the Qur’an. At this point the Báb raised up His head, and addressed them, resolving for them the answer they sought. On this night the fragrance of nearness was wafted, the portals of reunion at the end of days were flung open, and all created things were moved to exclaim: “The Kingdom is God’s, the Lord of all names, Who is come with world-embracing sovereignty!” On this night the Concourse on high celebrated the praise of its Lord, the Exalted, the Most Glorious, and the realities of the divine names extolled Him Who is the King of the beginning and the end in this Revelation, a Revelation through whose potency the mountains have hastened unto Him Who is the All-Sufficing, the Most High, and the hearts have turned towards the countenance of their Best-Beloved, and the leaves have been stirred into motion by the breezes of yearning, and the trees have raised their voices in joyful reply to the call of Him Who is the Unconstrained, and the entire earth hath trembled with longing in its desire to attain reunion with the Eternal King, and all things have been made new by that concealed Word which hath appeared in this mighty Name. Thou art, in truth, the Almighty, the Most Powerful. He said, “He stands in no need of a teacher such as I.”  My brother was determined that the Báb should continue to attend school, and so He did, but as time went on, the schoolmaster became even more convinced of the Báb’s superior intelligence. The Báb was still eight, when He journeyed out amidst a group, for a certain holy shrine. Neither can the power of the powerful frustrate Thee, nor the ascendancy of the rulers prevail against Thee. The uncles procrastinated and did nothing, and eventually the time came for departure. The Bahá'í Faith traces its origin to 1844 and the announcement by a young man, Siyyid ‘Ali-Muhammad, in Shiraz, Persia. First came the death of our son. . All praise be to Thee, O my God, inasmuch as Thou hast adorned the world with the splendour of the dawn following the night wherein was born the One Who heralded the Manifestation of Thy transcendent sovereignty, the Dayspring of Thy divine Essence and the Revelation of Thy supreme Lordship. Before the Báb had begun to practise writing, He used to bring with Him a pen case and engage in writing. On this night the fragrance of nearness was wafted, the portals of reunion at the end of days were flung open, and all created things were moved to exclaim: “The Kingdom is God’s, the Lord of all names, Who is come with world-embracing sovereignty!” On this night the Concourse on high celebrated the praise of its Lord, the Exalted, the Most Glorious, and the realities of the divine names extolled Him Who is the King of the beginning and the end in this Revelation, a Revelation through whose potency the mountains have hastened unto Him Who is the All-Sufficing, the Most High, and the hearts have turned towards the countenance of their Best-Beloved, and the leaves have been stirred into motion by the breezes of yearning, and the trees have raised their voices in joyful reply to the call of Him Who is the Unconstrained, and the entire earth hath trembled with longing in its desire to attain reunion with the Eternal King, and all things have been made new by that concealed Word which hath appeared in this mighty Name. Again Mullá Husayn approached, and greeted Him. I also knew Him well. They were so perfect for each other. May my spirit be a sacrifice to the wrongs Thou didst suffer, and my soul be a ransom for the adversities Thou didst sustain. It was toward the end of my life, when Bahá’u’lláh, the One that the Báb had said He had come to prepare the way for, sent two of His followers to teach me about the wonderful station and mission of my son. . The honoured schoolmaster was a tall, dignified man with a long beard, and ranked among the leading clergy of Shíráz. Having completed His prayers in the inner sanctuary, the Báb went out into the courtyard, and to Mullá Husayn’s utter astonishment, He repeated the prayers. All that hath been mentioned pertaineth to the realm of attributes, whereas the Mother Book standeth supreme above this. 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