Commemoration of the Martyrdom of the Bab

This year’s commemoration of the Martyrdom of the Bab will be held on Wednesday 10, starting at noon. The event will be held at Dorsa’s house, with lunch served after 1 pm.

Each year Baha’i’s commemorate this day in a gathering marked by prayer, music, the reading of sacred scriptures, and sharing stories of the Bab’s life and martyrdom. This event is open to all who would like to attend.

The Martyrdom of the Bab is one of the Baha’i holy days. It marks the execution of the Bab, one of the two Founders  of the Baha’i Faith, in Persia in the year 1850. The word ‘Bab’ is a title which means ‘the Gate’ in Arabic.

In the middle of the 19th century, Persia was undergoing a period of widespread corruption, superstition and moral breakdown. Into this society, the Bab emerged with a message of spiritual reformation. He proclaimed that He was the Promised One foretold in Islam and that He received direct revelation from God. His teachings include the advancement of women, the oneness of all religions and that another Messenger of God would follow shortly after Him, to usher in the era of peace promised in all the world’s religions – Baha’u’llah.

The new religion spread rapidly throughout Persia. The ruling Islamic clergy and government officials perceived a threat to their personal power, and they began persecuting Babi’s. This persecution culminated in the execution of the Bab by firing squad in the city of Tabriz in 1850.


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