The Life of the Báb

The Wilmette Institute offers three complementary courses focused on the Bábí movement out of which the Bahá’í Faith developed: the first on the Báb Himself; the second on His followers and the Bábí movement; and the third on the writings of the Báb.

Bahá’í History & Texts
8 weeks
Weekly Study
May 20-Jul 14
Register By
May 27, 2021

This course on The Life of the Báb deals with the Báb’s life: His childhood and marriage; the declaration of His mission; His pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina; His return to Iran and His initial stay in Shiraz; His escape to Isfahan; His imprisonment in Azerbaijan; and His trial and execution in Tabriz. It ends with a brief consideration of Western academic reflections on “the Episode of the Báb.” The course will share extensive resources for studying the life and teachings of the Báb.

Meet Your Faculty
Baharieh Rouhani Ma'ani
Author, Independent Scholar

My keen interest since childhood in unravelling the causes of women’s degraded status in religion has gained steam with passage of time. The tenets revealed by Bahá’u’lláh, particularly the principle of the equality of men and women, has motivated me to use every opportunity to discuss, on the basis of... See Faculty Bio

Necati Alkan, PhD
Research Associate, University of Bamberg

I have been fascinated with Bahá’í Studies, especially history, since my youth. Studying Islamic Studies and History, then, at the university, opened new vistas for me. By learning Arabic, Persian and in particular Ottoman Turkish, beside my native Turkish and almost native (education) language German and English, I felt equipped... See Faculty Bio

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