Thursday, May 22, 2014

Declaration of the Bab

On the night of May 22, Baha'is around the world will hold celebrations to mark the anniversary of that first evening in Shiraz when their Faith began. The celebrations usually include prayers, readings, story-telling of the events associated with the Declaration of the Bab, and often the recitation of a special prayer for Holy Days. On May 22, this special prayer will be read close to two hours and 11 minutes after sunset -- the moment when the Bab informed Mulla Husayn of his mission. The participants will also no doubt reflect on the extraordinary chain of events that led from a single conversation in faraway Persia to their gathering together around the globe to celebrate it now. And while reflecting on the intense search by Mulla Husayn, they will also reflect on their own process of searching for spiritual answers, and that of people everywhere. If you are curious to learn more about the celebration of the Declaration of the Bab in your area, just contact the Baha'is where you live for more details as these celebrations are open to all.