|Iranian Revolutionary Guards destroying |
the Birthplace of the Báb in
Unlike John, however, He founded an independent religion and claimed equal station with Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. Bahá'ís view the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh both as "Manifestations of God" even though by the Báb's own testimony His mission was subordinate to Bahá'u'lláh's.
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Declaration of the the Báb
before its destruction by
Iranian Revolutionary Guards
The Báb declared himself to be "the Gate" on May 23, 1844. The room where he made this proclamation was a pilgrimage site among Bahai'is until the building in which it was located was destroyed by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in 1979 as part of their formal persecution of the Bahai'is.
|The Shrine of the Báb|
Bahai'i Topics, "The Báb," http://info.bahai.org/the-bab.html
"Bahai'is to mark the Birth of the Bab," Bahai'i World News Service: http://news.bahai.org/story/659
"The Coming of the Báb," BBC Religions: http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/bahai/history/bab_1.shtml#section_2
Dale E. Lehman, "The Birth of the Báb," Planet Bahai'i, http://www.planetbahai.org/cgi-bin/articles.pl?article=16
Clip Art Sources
Opening Bahai'i star clip art: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Bahai_star.svg&page=1
Iranian Revolutionary Guards destroying the Birthplace of the Báb in