Sunday, 22 March 2009

Centenary of entombment of the Bab

Naw-Ruz this year marks centenary of entombment of the Bab

On Naw-Ruz in 1909, 'Abdu'l-Baha, then the head of the Baha'i Faith, laid to rest the mortal remains of the Bab. 'Abdu'l-Baha personally placed the precious trust in its place in a building he had had constructed on Mount Carmel in Haifa.

The original structure was later surrounded by a formal colonnade and crowned with a golden dome to make it a fitting burial site for the Bab.

'Abdu'l-Baha thus arranged for the purchase of the land; the building of an adequate structure for the interment; and a road to the site on what at that time was still a rough, undeveloped mountainside.

The circumstances of that significant event 100 years ago are described in the Baha'i history "God Passes By"

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