Holy Day: Birth of the Báb
November 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
It was 20 October 1819; the very first day ushering in a new Islamic year. In south-western Iran, in the lovely city of Shíráz; within the upper chamber of His uncle’s house, the Báb was born; and in that very house, His future wife Khadijah was also to be born. He was given the name, ‘Alí-Muhammad, after the Prophet Muhammad, and His Successor ‘Alí. His family was highly-regarded; both His mother Fátimih and father Muhammad-Ridá, traced their ancestries back, beyond the illustrious martyr Husayn, to Muhammad Himself. The Báb’s father was a cloth-seller in comparatively humble circumstances, and many of their relatives were merchants, considered exemplary by the whole region for their integrity and purity, and well loved by all.