The Báb and Bahá’u’lláh
The Bahá’í Faith is based upon the claim of Bahá’u’lláh (1817-1892) to be the Promised One of all religions. He was preceded by Siyyid Ali-Muhammad (1819-1850), who took the title of the Báb (“Gate”), and who came to prepare the way for Bahá’u’lláh. For a Bahá’í, the events of this period were in fulfilment of Biblical and Qur’anic prophecy, and the Writings of both the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh are seen as the Word of God. Both the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh suffered years of persecution, imprisonment and banishment, and the Báb was publicly martyred in Iran.