"Siyyid `Alí Muḥammad 1819–1850) was a Prophet and Founder of the Bábí religion," according to Bahaikipedia. "He was a merchant from Shíráz, who at the age of 25 revealed Himself to be the promised Qá'im (or Mihdí).
'After His declaration He took the title of Báb meaning 'Gate.' He composed hundreds of letters and books (often termed tablets) in which He stated His mission and defined His teachings, which constituted a new sharí'ah or religious law. His movement eventually acquired tens of thousands of supporters, was virulently opposed by Iran's Shí'í clergy, and was bloodily suppressed by the Iranian government. Thousands of His followers, termed Bábís, died. In 1850 the Báb was shot by a firing squad in Tabríz.
"His titles include, among others, the 'Primal Point' and the 'Point of the Bayán.' The Báb was the forerunner to Bahá’u’lláh."
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