Bahai - Second most widespread of the world's independent...

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Second most widespread of the world's independent religions in terms of the number of countries represented (Britannica) Established in 247 countries and territories; represents over 2,100 ethnic, racial, and tribal groups Has scriptures translated into over 800 languages; and has over seven million adherents worldwide The Bab Born October 20 1819 Given name Siyyid `Alí-Muhammad Married at age of 23 in Shiraz 1842 Born with innate knowledge and never attended any schools Declared His mission May 23 1844 2 hours after sunset at the age of 25 to Mullah Husayn’i- Bushruyyih in Shiraz, Iran (the first Babi) The Bab means “the Gate” Put under house arrest by the Governor of Shiraz The Bab travels to Tehran to meet with the Shah of Iran (Muhammad Shah) Instead, the Bab was sent to the fortress prison of Maku where He revealed the Persian Bayan. The Persian authorities soon realized that the only way to end the Bab's influence was to end his
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course RELIGOUS S 130 taught by Professor Aces during the Spring '08 term at UWO.

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