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The Conference of Badasht was a gathering of 81 Bábís who met in the village of Badasht, close to the city of Sháhrúd, in June - July of 1848. The conference was called by the Báb to, “implement the revelation of the Bayán,” and to break suddenly and completely with the order and traditions of the past. The conference was funded and organized by Bahá'u'lláh and was attended by Fátimih Baraghání (Táhirih) and Mullá Muḥammad ‘Alí-i-Bárfurúshí (Quddús). The end result of the Conference of Badasht was the realization by its attendees that the revelation of the Báb constituted a separate, independent religion, and was not simply a modification or renewal of Islám. Both Táhirih and Quddús were given these titles at the conference by Bahá'u'lláh.