Bahá’í community of Ajax will celebrate the Birth days of the Báb, the Forerunner of, and Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of The Bahá’í Faith on Saturday October 21, 2017. In the Bahá’i writings, these two Divine Educators are often referred to as the “Twin Manifestations of God”.
It is a concept fundamental to Bahá’í belief, describing the relationship between the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh. Both are considered Manifestations of God in their own right, having each founded separate religions (Bábi Faith and the Bahá’í Faith) and revealed their own holy scriptures. To Bahá’ís, however, the missions of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh are inextricably linked: The Báb’s mission was to prepare the way for the coming of “Him whom God shall make manifest“, who eventually appeared in the person of Bahá’u’lláh. For this reason, both the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh are revered as central figures of the Bahá’í Faith.
According to the Lunar Calendar, their Birthdays are on two consecutive days – two years apart. Bahá’u’lláh was born in 1817 and The Báb was born in 1819.
2017 marks the Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh
The Baha’i Community of Ajax wishes to extend a warm invitation to everyone and invite the community to help us celebrate the Bicentenaries, an occasion which is unique and precious in the history of humanity.
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The essential message of Bahá’u’lláh is that of unity. The Baháʹí Faith, the most recent of the world’s independent religions, Bahá’ís live around the globe in nearly every country and in many dependent territories. The Encyclopedia Britannica Yearbook has listed the Bahá’í Faith as second only to Christianity in its geographic spread. Should you wish to know more about the Bahá’í Faith, information is available at www.bahai.org, the official website of the Baha’i Faith and our local address: www.bahai-ajax.org.
Please drop us a line with your comments or questions. Although 2017 Bicentenary event is passed, we hope you can join us for the 2019 Bicentenary event of the Birth of The Báb.