Submitted by University Place Bahá’ís.
The Bahá’í community of University Place, WA is making plans to celebrate the Birthdays of the Báb, the prophet the Herald of the Bahá’í Faith, and Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of The Bahá’í Faith on October 29-30, 2019. 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 marked the Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh
2019 will mark the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Báb
The Baha’i Community of University Place wishes to extend a warm invitation to everyone and invite the community to help us celebrate the Bicentenary, an occasion which is unique and precious in the history of humanity. We invite you to contact us or your Bahá’í friends in your neighborhood to learn about various events and activities in the University Place area leading up to The Bicentenary celebration of the Birth of The Báb in 2019.
The essential message of the Bahá’í Faith is that of unity.The Bahá’í Faith is 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.The Bahá’í Faith began with the mission entrusted by God to two Divine Messengers—the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh.Today, the distinctive unity of the Faith They founded stems from explicit instructions given by Bahá’u’lláh that have assured the continuity of guidance following His passing. This line of succession, referred to as the Covenant, went from Bahá’u’lláh to His Son ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, and then from ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to His grandson, Shoghi Effendi, and the Universal House of Justice, ordained by Bahá’u’lláh.
A Bahá’í accepts the divine authority of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh and of these appointed successors.
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. You can also friend our University Place Bahá’í Community on Facebook at www.facebook.com/upbahais