Name given to Mirza Ali Muhammad (18191850), who led
the movement that was the direct precursor of the Bahai Faith.
Bahaullah (18171892), the founder of the Bahai Faith, was
a member of the babi religion, which was in turn heavily influenced
by the traditions of Shia Islam, the form of Islam dominant
in Iran (formerly Persia). The Bab, meaning the Gate
(of revelation), was martyred for his faith.
Balyuzi, H. M. The Bab The Herald of the Day of Days. Oxford
G. Ronald, 1973.
Selections from the Writings of the Bab. Comp. Habib Taherzadeh.
Haifa, Israel Bahai World Center, 1976.