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
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  • ISBN-13: 9781931847148
  • ISBN: 1931847142
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Publisher: Baha'i Publishing


Khan, Janet


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.Khan, Janet is the author of 'Prophet's Daughter The Life and Legacy of Bahiyyih Khanum, Outstanding Heroine Of The Bahai Faith', published 2005 under ISBN 9781931847148 and ISBN 1931847142.

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