Siyyid 'Ali-Muhammad (1819-1850), known as the Báb (the Gate) was the Prophet-Founder of the Babi Faith, and the Herald and Forerunner of Bahá’u’lláh. He proclaimed Himself to be the Promised One of Islam: the Qa’im and the Mihdi.
The Báb's mission was to announce to humanity the imminent advent of “Him Whom God shall make manifest,” namely, Bahá’u’lláh, the Promised One of all religions.
Because of these claims, the Báb was persecuted, tortured, imprisoned, and executed in Persia (now Iran) by the order of the King, Nasiri’d-Din Shah on July 9, 1850.
|Name:||The Báb (Siyyid 'Ali-Muhammad). Title meaning “The Gate.”|
|Birthplace||Shiraz, Fars Province, Persia (now Iran)|
|Dates||October 20, 1819 – July 9, 1850|
|Ministry||May 23, 1844 – July 9, 1850|
|Message||The Báb was the Herald and Forerunner of Bahá'u'lláh, the Promised One of all religions. He prepared the way for the coming of Bahá'u'lláh.|
|Covenant||The Báb entered into a covenant with the Promised One of all religions and all the other Prophets of God|