Prophet's Daughter: The Life and Legacy of Bahíyyih Khánum : Outstanding Heroine of the Baháʼí Faith

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Baha'i Publishing Trust, Jan 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 359 pages
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The first full-length biography of one of the greatest women in world religious history. Her towering spiritual strength offers readers an unrivaled model of sacrifice and service to one's faith.Born in Tehran, Bahiyyih Khanum (18461932) was the daughter of Baha'u'llah (18171892), Prophet and Founder of the Baha'i religion. Because Baha'u'llah's teachings were seen in His homeland as a heretical threat to the established order, He and His immediate family and a small group of followers were exiled for some forty years. Meanwhile, thousands of other followers were exterminated in an effort to eradicate the new faith.From the age of seven, Bahiyyih Khanum accompanied her father in exile to Baghdad, Constantinople, Adrianople, and eventually 'Akka, suffering all of the privations her father suffered. Yet she played a unique and crucial role in supporting her family; assisting members of the religion during periods of unspeakably brutal persecution; managing the small band's household under prison conditions; and, later in life, working with Baha'u'llah's successors to establish the Baha'i Faith as a universally recognized world religion. Her confident and resilient response to hardship and suffering, her acceptance of administrative responsibility, her exemplary leadership, and her capacity to deal constructively with change were exceptional.
  

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User Review  - Barbara - Goodreads

I am a big fan of Janet Khan and found her earlier work, "The Advancement of Women", fascinating reading. So it was with perhaps too much anticipation that I began her "Prophet's Daughter". While, on ... Read full review

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An illuminating account of the life and station a unique historical personage. Read full review

Contents

Role in Bahaf History
3
Explorations
10
Her Unique Role during Bahaullahs Ministry
16
Support of the Center of the Covenant
52
Rise of the Faith in the West and the Arrival of the First
59
Her Role during the Renewal of Incarceration
67
Entombment of the Remains of the Bib on Mount Carmel
75
AbdulBahas Travels in Egypt and the West
83
The Evening of Her Life
200
The Passing of the Greatest Holy Leaf
211
NineMonth Period of Mourning
217
The RestingPlace of the Greatest Holy Leaf and the Rise of
226
Role Model for Both Sexes
239
Resilience in a World of Hardship
245
Accepting Administrative Responsibility
253
Responsibilities of Rank
268

The War Years 191418
95
The Passing of AbdulBaha
105
Period of Renewed Anxiety
115
Response to Her Appointment
131
The Bond between the Guardian and the Greatest Holy Leaf
185
Shoghi Effendis Collaborator
191
Dealing with Change
287
Her Enduring Legacy
299
Glossary
327
Bibliography
339
A Basic Bahdi Reading List
345
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About the author (2005)

Janet A. Khan is a member of the Research Department at the Baha'i World Center in Haifa, Israel, where she has lived with her husband, Peter Khan, since 1983. Dr. Khan previously held academic positions at the University of Michigan and the University of Queensland. She is the co-author with Peter Khan of Advancement of Women: A Baha'i Perspective.

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