Prophet's Daughter (Paperback)
The Life and Legacy of Bahiyyih Khanum, Outstanding Heroine of the Baha'i Faith
Baha'i Publishing, 9781931847148, 359pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2005
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Prophet's Daughter examines the extraordinary life of Bahiyyih Khanum (1846-1932), the daughter of Baha'u'llah, founder of the Baha'i 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 Khanum 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 Baha'i Faith during a critical period of transition stands unique in religious history.
About the Author
Janet A. Khan is a former member of the Research Department at the Baha'i World Center in Haifa, Israel. After completing a doctorate in counseling 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.