The Manifestations of God show signs of Their Greatness from early childhood, long before they openly declare Their Holy Mission. When His father passed away, His maternal uncle, Hájí Mírzá Siyyid ‘Alí became His custodian. When the Báb declared His Mission, His uncle accepted the new Faith without requiring any evidence or any proof. His uncle had seen so many remarkable things that there was no doubt in his mind that the Báb was the Promised One. This bears a testimony to the “superhuman wisdom” that the Báb had long before He declared.

The Báb declared His mission on the 23rd of May in 1844 and as preparation; some stories from the Life of the Báb prior to His Declaration will be posted. There will be all in all, six sets of stories, beginning with His mother’s account of the Báb when He was an infant and ending with how His wife, Khadijih Bagum, became a believer.

Maybe these stories will be conducive to a more spiritual celebration of this Holy Day. The first story is from the mother of the Báb who described the Báb when He was an infant. She recounted the following:

From the moment of birth, it was evident that, unlike other children, He was not rapacious in drinking milk. Normally, He was serene and made no noise. During the twenty-four hour period, He would desire milk only four times. While nursing he would be most gentle, and no movement was discerned from His mouth. Often I would become anxious and ask myself, “Why is this Child not like other children? Perhaps He has some illness that prevents His desiring milk.” Then I would console myself, saying, “If He really had some unknown illness, He would manifest signs of agitation and restlessness.” Unlike other children, He did not complain or behave in an unseemly manner during the weaning period. I was most thankful that now that the Exalted Lord had granted me this one Child, He was gentle and agreeable. (Accounts of Mírzá Habíbu’lláh Afnán)

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