Quick Review

  • The Báb
    • (A) Born on 20 October 1819
    • (B) Received revelation on 23 May 1844
    • (C) Declared on 23 May 1844
    • (D) Martyred on 9 July 1850
  • Bahá’u’lláh
    • (E) Born on 12 November 1817
    • (F) Received revelation on October 1852
    • (G) Declared on 21 April 1863
    • (H) Died on 29 May 1892

So let’s begin…

In Islamic eschatology, the Mahdi (ISO 233/ English: Guided One) is the prophesied redeemer of Islam who will rule for seven, nine or nineteen years – (according to various interpretations) before the Day of Judgment (the Day of Resurrection) and will rid the world of wrongdoing, injustice and tyranny. (IBNA)

7 Years (C-D)

The time period between the intimation of the Revelation of the Báb and His martyrdom is approximately 7 years. This marks the ministry of the Báb.

9 Years (B-F)

The time period between the intimation of the Revelation of the Báb and that of Bahá’u’lláh is approximately 9 years. This marks the dispensation of the Báb.

19 Years (C-G)

The time period between the declaration of the Báb and that of Bahá’u’lláh is approximately 19 years. Since Bahá’u’lláh proclaimed His mission 10‑11 years after receiving revelation, the believers still regarded themselves as Bábis (followers of the Báb) during this time period.

40 Years (F-H)

The time period between the intimation of the Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh and His ascension (ie. death) is approximately 40 years. This marks the ministry of Bahá’u’lláh.

…and he [Jesus] will stay on Earth for 40 years. (Discovering Islam)

73-76 Years (E-H)

Christ ascended to Heaven at the age of 33‑36 (Got Questions Ministries) and therefore, if He were to return and minister for 40 years, then He would die at the age of 73‑76. Interestingly, Bahá’u’lláh received revelation at the age of 35 and died at the age of 75.

Note: All calculations are in accordance with the lunar calendar as used in Islam.

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