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The House of the Bab in Shiraz, Iran, where He declared His mission as a Messenger of God, was destroyed 30 years ago this year – in 1979 – by a mob aided by Revolutionary Guards.

Baha'is observe Declaration of the Bab


On 23 May, Baha'is around the world will celebrate the 172nd anniversary of the birth of the Baha'i Faith.

The holy day marks the Declaration of the Bab, who in 1844 announced that He was a new divine Messenger, sent

to herald a new age for humanity and to prepare the way for Baha'u'llah, the universal Messenger of God expected

by people of all religions.

The house in Shiraz, Iran, where the Bab first made His announcement had been preserved as a Baha'i holy

site, but in 1979 – 30 years ago this year – it was destroyed by a mob aided by Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

The Baha'i calendar dates from 1844, with the year 172 B.E. (Baha'i era) now under way.

The Declaration of the Bab is one of nine holy days during the year on which Baha'is suspend work.

Baha'is of Flower Mound will mark the occasion on Saturday May 23, 2015, 2 hours after sunset with a devotional

celebration. For more information, call 972-839-9807.

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