Revelation of the Bab

Sep 2010
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When, where and how the Bab received His revelation?

We know, Baha'u'llah received it in Ciyah chal. He saw a Maiden of Heaven. What about the story of the Bab?
 
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When, where and how the Bab received His revelation?

We know, Baha'u'llah received it in Ciyah chal. He saw a Maiden of Heaven. What about the story of the Bab?
based on what I can recall from Nabil's hostory, the first time is when one night (the first night of the meeting) The Bab tells Mulla Husayn (in His own house) that He is the promised one. Mullas Husayn tells this to another person and then little by little the message spreads.

A young scholar named Mulla Husayn was one such soul engaged in a life-changing quest. He felt drawn, as if by a magnet, to Shiraz—a city renowned for the perfume of its roses and the singing of nightingales. On the evening of 22 May 1844, as he approached the gate of the city, he was greeted by a radiant young man who wore a green turban. This stranger greeted Mulla Husayn as if he were a lifelong friend.

“The Youth who met me outside the gate of Shiraz overwhelmed me with expressions of affection and loving-kindness,” recalled Mulla Husayn. “He extended to me a warm invitation to visit His home, and there refresh myself after the fatigues of my journey.”
The two men spent the entire night immersed in conversation. Mulla Husayn was astonished to discover that each of the characteristics he was seeking in the Promised One was manifest in this young man. Before departing early the next morning, his Host addressed to him these words: “O thou who art the first to believe in Me! Verily I say, I am the Báb, the Gate of God…Eighteen souls must, in the beginning, spontaneously and of their own accord, accept Me and recognize the truth of My Revelation.”

Within several weeks of the Báb’s declaration, seventeen more people had, by their own spontaneous efforts, recognized His station, had renounced the comforts and security of their old way of life, and—severed from all attachments—had set out on the mission of spreading His teachings. These first eighteen followers of the Báb became known collectively as the “Letters of the Living.”


(source: Baha'i.org)
 
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When, where and how the Bab received His revelation?

We know, Baha'u'llah received it in Ciyah chal. He saw a Maiden of Heaven. What about the story of the Bab?

In one of His writings revealed in the year ’60 A.H., the Bab declares the following: “The spirit of prayer which animates My soul is the direct consequence of a dream which I had in the year before the declaration of My Mission. In My vision I saw the head of the Imam Husayn, the Siyyidu’sh-Shuhada’, which was hanging upon a tree. Drops of blood dripped profusely from His lacerated throat. With feelings of unsurpassed delight, I approached that tree and, stretching forth My hands, gathered a few drops of that sacred blood, and drank them devoutly. When I awoke, I felt that the Spirit of God had permeated and taken possession of My soul. My heart was thrilled with the joy of His Divine presence, and the mysteries of His Revelation were unfolded before My eyes in all their glory.” -Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p 252