Hour of the Dawn

Hour of the Dawn

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If you desire to be one of those Bahá'ís who can tell the stories of the Central Figures, here is a clear, and easily readable account of the life of the Báb.

This story begins with the Báb’s childhood in Shíráz, His youth and marriage, and His Declaration on that fateful night to Mullá Husayn, the first to believe in Him. ‘This night,’ said the Báb, ‘this very hour will, in the days to come, be celebrated as one of the greatest and most significant of all festivals.’

Once the Báb’s disciples set out to spread the news, many people in high places in Persia, and particularly the mullás, arose in opposition to Him. The Báb was banished from Shíráz. The Grand Vizier, jealous of the Báb’s spiritual powers, imprisoned Him in a castle to the far north. But he was unable to stop the people flocking to Him.

Here are the stories of the Letters of the Living; the Conference of Badasht; the siege of Shaykh Tabarsí, Nayríz and Zanján; the trial of the Báb; and finally that day in Tabríz when the sun was blotted out by the dust as 750 rifles fired their volleys.

A companion to Day of Glory, about the life of Bahá’u’lláh, and Servant of the Glory, about the life of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.


Author: Mary Perkins.

Format: Softcover book, 212 pages, 13 x 20 cm.

Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 1987; reprint 2001.