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Martyrdom of the Báb

July 9, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

“And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven,”[1] meaning that from the invisible heaven they heard the voice of God, saying: You have performed all that was proper and fitting in delivering the teachings and glad tidings; you have given My message to the people and raised the call of God, and have accomplished your duty. Now, like Christ, you must sacrifice your life for the Well-Beloved, and be martyrs. And that Sun of Reality, and that Moon of Guidance,[2] both, like Christ, set on the horizon of the greatest martyrdom and ascended to the Kingdom of God.
[1 Rev. 11:12.]
[2 The Báb and Quddus.]

“And their enemies beheld them,”[1] meaning that many of their enemies, after witnessing their martyrdom, realized the sublimity of their station and the exaltation of their virtue, and testified to their greatness and perfection.
[1 Rev. 11:12.]

“And the same hour there was a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand.”[1]
[1 Cf. Rev. 11:13.]

This earthquake occurred in Shiraz after the martyrdom of the Bab. The city was in a turmoil, and many people were destroyed. Great agitation also took place through diseases, cholera, dearth, scarcity, famine and afflictions, the like of which had never been known.

“And the remnant was affrighted and gave glory to the God of heaven.”[1]
[1 Cf. Rev. 11:13.]

When the earthquake took place in Fars, all the remnant lamented and cried day and night, and were occupied in glorifying and praying to God. They were so troubled and affrighted that they had no sleep nor rest at night.                                                                           (Abdu’l-Baha, Some Answered Questions, p. 55)



July 9, 2021
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


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