Prophet's Daughter: The Life and Legacy of Bahiyyih Khanum, Outstanding Heroine of the Bahai Faith

Prophet's Daughter: The Life and Legacy of Bahiyyih Khanum, Outstanding Heroine of the Bahai Faith

by Janet A Khan

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Prophet’s Daughter is 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 (1846-1932) was the daughter of Baha'u'llah (1817-1892), Prophet and Founder of the Bahai 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 Bahai 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618510044
Publisher: Baha'i Publishing Trust, U.S.
Publication date: 01/27/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 359
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Janet A. Khan is a member of the Research Department at the Bahai World Center in Haifa, Israel, the international headquarters of the religion. She has written two books for Bahai Publishing, and has held academic positions at the University of Michigan and the University of Queensland, Australia. She lives in Israel.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an incredible book about an incredible lady of the centuary.