Bahá’í community of Albany will celebrate the Birth days of the Báb, the Forerunner of Bahá'u'lláh,
the Founder of The Bahá’í Faith on Saturday October 21, 2017. In the Bahá’í writings, these two
Divine Educators are often referred to as the “Twin Manifestations of God”.
A fundamental concept of Bahá’í belief is the relationship between the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh. Both are considered Manifestations of God in their own right, each having founded separate religions (the Bábi Faith and the Bahá’í Faith) and revealed their own holy scriptures. For 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.
Bahá'u'lláh was born in 1817 and The Báb was born in 1819. 2017 will mark the Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh, while 2019 will mark the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Báb.
The Bahá’í Community of Albany extends a warm invitation to everyone in the community to come and help us celebrate these two Bicentenaries, occasions that are unique and precious in the history of humanity.
Please contact us for further information.