Khadijih Bagum: Wife of Bab
A short account of the life of the wife of the Báb written and compiled by a member of the Afnan family.
The father of the author wrote on the death of Khadijih Bagum, 'What a grievous loss! What a heart-rending event! May God be my witness! She was a Princess of her Age, a rare gem in her Era, a saintly soul. In her lifetime, none could value her worth.'
Author: Hasan Balyuzi.
Format: Softcover book, 48 pages, 13 x 20 cm.
Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 1981.
About Hasan Balyuzi
H. M. Balyuzi graduated from the American University of Beirut and later took his M.Sc. (Econ.) at London. At the outbreak of war in 1939, he joined the Persian service of the BBC. For many years hw was the chairman of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the British Isles, and was appointed a Hand of the Cause in 1957. Mr Balyuzi passed away in London in 1980.
Balyuzi, loved and honoured throughout the Bahá'í world for his invaluable books on the three Central Figures of the Bahá'í Faith, was mourned on his passing by the Universal House of Justice as one of 'the most powerful defenders, most resourceful historians' of the Faith. He was related to the Báb, but his belief was of conviction and not inheritance. It was his meeting at the age of seventeen with the Guardian, Shoghi Effendi, that stirred him to accept nearly five decades of unceasing labour in administrative, teaching and scholarly fields for the advancement of the Cause. In 1957 he was elevated to the rank of Hand of the Cause of God. The last fifteen years his life were wholly devoted to the writing of the eight books by which he will always be remembered.