• Prophet's Daughter

Prophet's Daughter

The Life and Legacy of Bahíyyih Khánum

Prophet's Daughter examines the extraordinary life of Bahíyyih Khánum (1846-1932), the daughter of Bahá'u'lláh, founder of the Bahá'í Faith. From the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, when women in the Middle East were largely invisible, deprived of education, and without status in their communities, Bahiyyih Khánum was an active participant in the religion's turbulent early years and contributed significantly both to the development of its administrative structure and to its emergence as a worldwide faith community. Her appointment to head the Bahá'í Faith during a critical period of transition stands unique in religious history.

Bahiyyih Khánum's response to the events in her life despite some eight decades of extreme hardship illustrates her ability to transcend the social and cultural constraints of the traditional Muslim society in which she lived. Optimistic and resilient in the face of relentless persecution and uncertainty, practical and resourceful by nature, she embraced change,...Show More

Prophet's Daughter examines the extraordinary life of Bahíyyih Khánum (1846-1932), the daughter of Bahá'u'lláh, founder of the Bahá'í Faith. From the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, when women in the Middle East were largely invisible, deprived of education, and without status in their communities, Bahiyyih Khánum was an active participant in the religion's turbulent early years and contributed significantly both to the development of its administrative structure and to its emergence as a worldwide faith community. Her appointment to head the Bahá'í Faith during a critical period of transition stands unique in religious history.

Bahiyyih Khánum's response to the events in her life despite some eight decades of extreme hardship illustrates her ability to transcend the social and cultural constraints of the traditional Muslim society in which she lived. Optimistic and resilient in the face of relentless persecution and uncertainty, practical and resourceful by nature, she embraced change, took action, and looked to the future. The legacy of her life offers an inspiring model for thoughtful women and men who seek creative ways to deal with social change and the pressures of contemporary life.

  • Contributors:: Janet Khan (Author)
  • Format: Softcover book | 180 pages
  • Dimensions: 155 x 229 x 22 mm | 540 g
  • Publisher: Baha'i Publishing (USA), 2005
  • ISBN: 9781931847148
  • SKU: KHAN_DAUGH
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  • Contributors:: Janet Khan (Author)
  • Format: Softcover book | 180 pages
  • Dimensions: 155 x 229 x 22 mm | 540 g
  • Publisher: Baha'i Publishing (USA), 2005
  • ISBN: 9781931847148
  • SKU: KHAN_DAUGH

About Janet Khan

Janet A. Khanis a former member of the Research Department at the Baha'i World Center in Haifa, Israel. After completing a doctorate in counselling at the University of Michigan, she held academic positions at the University of Michigan and University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests include gender issues, the role of women in religion, aspects of social change, and the evolution of the Baha'i system of administration.

Talks by Janet Khan

Titles by Janet Khan

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The Holy Family

Equality of Women & Men