There’s an initial free screening of the film ‘The Gate, Dawn of the Bahai faith’ and the local group would love for you to join them to watch it. 

As part of their Holy Day observance, the Bahai community in Lewis are honouring the birth of The Báb on Thursday 8th November by watching “The Gate;  Dawn of the Baha’i Faith” , a new film portraying the amazing journey of The Báb.

The Baha’i communities everywhere are showing the film in their villages, towns and cities, it is a ground-breaking documentary that tells the true and heroic story of the prophet herald known as The Bab, His message and the origins of a New Era.

It will be on showing Thursday 8th November, from 7-9pm at the Retirement Centre, Bayhead, Stornoway. All Welcome and it is free.

The Bab, which means ‘the gate’ was born in 1819, in Shiraz, Iran, a prophet and forerunner to Baha’u’llah, the prophet founder of the Bahai revelation. He is likened to John the Baptist some 2000 years ago. 

The Bab’s teachings caused a social and spiritual upheaval of the religious conservatives in the 19th century Persia. He called for spiritual and moral reformation of Persian society, elevating the status of women, championing the poor, and promoted education.

Some 20,000 followers of the Bab were executed by the Persian authorities. The birth of the Bab is one of nine holy days that Bahais around the world celebrate, to which all are welcome.