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Release the Sun

"I am, I am, I am the Promised One! I am the One whose name you have for a thousand years invoked, at whose mention you have risen, whose advent you have longed to witness, and the hour of whose Revelation you have prayed to God to hasten." —The Báb

Millennial fervour gripped many people around the world in the early nineteenth century. While Christians anticipated the return of Jesus Christ, a wave of expectation swept through Islam that the "Lord of the Age" would soon appear. In Persia, this reached a dramatic climax on May 23, 1844, when a twenty-five-year-old merchant from Shiraz named Siyyid 'Alí-Muhammad, later title "The Báb," announced that He was the bearer of a divine Revelation destined to transform the spiritual life of the human race.

Furthermore, He claimed that He was but the Herald of another Messenger, who would soon bring a far greater...Show More

"I am, I am, I am the Promised One! I am the One whose name you have for a thousand years invoked, at whose mention you have risen, whose advent you have longed to witness, and the hour of whose Revelation you have prayed to God to hasten." —The Báb

Millennial fervour gripped many people around the world in the early nineteenth century. While Christians anticipated the return of Jesus Christ, a wave of expectation swept through Islam that the "Lord of the Age" would soon appear. In Persia, this reached a dramatic climax on May 23, 1844, when a twenty-five-year-old merchant from Shiraz named Siyyid 'Alí-Muhammad, later title "The Báb," announced that He was the bearer of a divine Revelation destined to transform the spiritual life of the human race.

Furthermore, He claimed that He was but the Herald of another Messenger, who would soon bring a far greater Revelation that would usher in an age of universal peace. Against a backdrop of wide-scale moral decay in Persian society, this declaration aroused hope and excitement among all classes. The Báb quickly attracted tens of thousands of followers, including influential members of the clergy--and the brutal hand of a fearful government bent on destroying this movement that threatened to rock the established order.

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  • Contributors:: William Sears (Author)
  • Format: Softcover book | 322 pages
  • Dimensions: 141 x 220 x 25 mm | 426 g
  • Publisher: Bahá’í Publishing (USA), 2003
  • Language: English
  • SKU: BKS-BIO-G.0187

Titles by William Sears

The Báb

7-10 Years: Memorising Bahá’í Prayers

7-10 Years: Reading Bahá’í Writings

7-10 Years: Learning the History

7-10 Years: Uplifting Fiction

7-10 Years: Developing Virtues

11-14 Years: Bahá’í Writings

11-14 Years: Learning the History

11-14 Years: Uplifting Fiction

Bahá’í History: Overviews

1844-1853: Ministry of The Báb

1853-1892: Ministry of Bahá’u’lláh

1892-1921: Ministry of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

1921-1957: Ministry of the Guardian

1957 onwards