Martyrdom of the Bab

July 9, 2021
Martyrdom of the Bab

Holy Day

Martyrdom of the Bab

Source: The Promulgation of Universal Peace

23 May 1912 Talk at Home of Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. Breed
367 Harvard Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts

…the Bab was the early light of the true morn, whereas the manifestation of the Blessed Beauty, Baha’u’llah, was the shining forth of the sun. …in 1844 the Bab was sent forth heralding and proclaiming the Kingdom of God, announcing the glad tidings of the coming of Baha’u’llah and withstanding the opposition of the whole Persian nation. …The Bab was subjected to bitter persecution …He withstood all persecutions and bore every suffering and ordeal with unflinching strength. The more His enemies endeavored to extinguish that flame, the brighter it became. Day by day His Cause spread and strengthened. During the time when He was among the people He was constantly heralding the coming of Baha’u’llah. …

Consider how the Bab endured difficulties and tribulations; how He gave His life in the Cause of God; how He was attracted to the love of the Blessed Beauty, Baha’u’llah; and how He announced the glad tidings of His manifestation. We must follow His heavenly example; we must be self-sacrificing and aglow with the fire of the love of God. We must partake of the bounty and grace of the Lord, for the Bab has admonished us to arise in service to the Cause of God, to be absolutely severed from all else save God during the day of the Blessed Perfection, Baha’u’llah, to be completely attracted by the love of Baha’u’llah, to love all humanity for His sake, to be lenient and merciful to all for Him and to upbuild the oneness of the world of humanity.

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He is the All-Glorious!

O thou illustrious `Alí-Akbar!

This day is the day of the Martyrdom of His Holiness the Exalted One [the Bab], may My spirit be a sacrificed unto His sanctified blood.

This Day is the day in which this Sun of Truth concealed itself behind the clouds of mercy.

This Day is the day in which this luminous Orb did set!

This Day is the day in which that pure and refined Being fell upon and rolled onto the blood-soaked earth.

This Day is the day in which His hate-free Breast, like unto a spotless mirror, was riddled by thousands of bullets!

This Day is the day in which that Divine Lamp became severed from its physical frame!

This Day is the day in which the lamentations of the Concourse on High are raised.

This Day is the day in which the inhabitants of the Kingdom, with tearful eyes and throbbing hearts, weep and moan!

`Abdu’l-Baha `Abbas.

(Provisional Translation)


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