"As to the Nineteen Day festivity, it is of the utmost importance that the friends should gather at a meeting where, in complete attunement and love, they should engage in the remembrance of God and His praise, and converse as to the glad tidings of God, and proofs of the Advent of Bahá’u’lláh, and should recount the high deeds and sacrifices of the lovers of God in Persia, and tell of the martyrs’ detachment from the world, and their ecstasy, and of how the believers there stood by one another and gave up everything they had." -‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Made in Honor of the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb
This year, 176 BE, we offer stories of some of the 20,000+ fearless champions that sacrificed for God and The Báb. The Universal House of Justice calls these souls lionhearts. This year, we call our stories: Lionhearts of the Time of the Báb.
"The months ahead will also be a time for calling to mind the lives of the Báb’s intrepid followers—heroines and heroes whose faith was expressed in matchless, sacrificial acts that will forever adorn the annals of the Cause. Their qualities of fearlessness, consecration, and detachment from all save God impress themselves upon everyone who learns of their ventures. How striking, too, is the young age at which so many of those lionhearts made their indelible mark on history. During the coming period, may their example give courage to the entire company of the faithful—not least to the youth, who are once more summoned to the vanguard of a movement aimed at nothing less than the transformation of the world.” (excerpt from The Universal House of Justice, Ridván 2018 Message)
A Full Year of Stories
The Lionhearts of the Time of the Báb workbooks will be released, one at a time, every 19 days, during the Bahá'í year, 176 BE (March 20, 2019 at sunset until March 19, 2020) about 10 days before each Feast day plus a special edition for Ayyám-i-Há.
1. Bahá (Splendor): Shaykh Ahmad and the Secret 2. Jalál (Glory): Trials of Siyyid Kázim 3. Jamál (Beauty): The Rose ~ Khadíjih-Bagum 4. 'Azamat (Grandeur): Mulla Husayn meets the Báb 5. Núr (Light): Letters of the Living 6. Rahmat (Mercy): First Martyr ~ Mulla Ali 7. Kalimát (Words): Rough Seas ~ Pilgrimage 8. Kamál (Perfection): Theft of the Saddlebags 9. Asmá' (Names): The Station of Quddús 10. 'Izzat (Might): Táhirih 11. Mashíyyat (Will): Mulla Sádiq
12. 'Ilm (Knowledge): The Ablution Bowl 13. Qudrat (Power): The Huge Turban 14. Qawl (Speech): Sifter of Wheat 15. Masá'il (Questions): Tea & Sugar ~ Mullá Husayn 16. Sharaf (Honour): The Conference of Badasht 17. Sultán (Sovereignty): Fort Tabarsí 18. Mulk (Dominion): Courageous & Fearless 19. Ayyám-i-Há (The Days of Há): The Prison Castle ~ Chihríq 20. 'Alá' (Loftiness): The Báb & Anis at Tabriz 21. Bonus: The Snow White Bird 22. Bonus: Hujjat Family
Stories to Inspire Love and Dedication Today
In the Lionheart stories we will look at choices and selfless actions taken by these heroic souls. The Lionhearts gave a message of light in the darkness of prejudice and ignorance growing throughout Persia. They suffered and sacrificed for future generations, desiring with all their hearts to bring about the Age that The Báb promised: A peaceful era of good-will, and a better understanding of the spiritual mission of humankind on the earth.
The Lionhearts did the acts of service that were necessary for those early days of the Faith. They were not blindly acting. They knew it would take generations of effort to bring about a new world. Now is our time to arise for the betterment of the world, and future generations.
What lionheart acts are asked of us today?
What noble qualities will we need?
What sacrifices can we make to meet these goals?
How will we spend the precious days of our lives?
Nine Part Downloadable Workbooks
Questions about the Holy Writings
A Story of the Lionhearts of the Time of the Báb
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