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COLLECTIONSPublished articles, Biographies
TITLELetters to Bahá'í princesses: Tablets revealed in honour of the women of Ibn-i Asdaq's household
AUTHOR 1Dominic Parvis Brookshaw
DATE_THIS2004
VOLUMEVolume 5
TITLE_PARENTLights of Irfan
PAGE_RANGE17-40
PUB_THISIrfan Colloquia
CITY_THISWilmette, IL
ABSTRACTA study and translation of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's tablets to the daughters of Hand of the Cause of God, Ibn-i Asdaq: Laqá'iyya, Huviyya, Rúhá and Talí`a. Includes various biographies and other tablets.
NOTES Presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #48, Center for Bahá'í Studies, Acuto, Italy (July 10-13, 2003).

Mirrored with permission from irfancolloquia.org/48/brookshaw_daughters.

TAGSIbn-i-Asdaq (Mirza `Ali-Muhammad); Hands of the Cause; Bahá'u'lláh, Writings of; 'Abdu'l-Bahá, Writings and talks of; Bahá'í royalty; Royalty; Qajar dynasty; Women
 
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Abstract:

This paper is a study of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's tablets to the daughters of Hand of the Cause of God, Ibn-i Asdaq: Laqá'iyya, Huviyya, Rúhá and Talí`a. A number of these tablets will be discussed in detail and translations of them provided in English. In this paper I will aim to answer two important questions:

  1. What is the substance of the advice and instruction given by 'Abdu'l-Bahá to these young women who each played an important role in the Tehran Bahá'í community at the beginning of the last century?
  2. Does 'Abdu'l-Bahá make any reference in these tablets to the Qajar lineage of Ibn-i Asdaq's wife, Diyá al-Hajiyya?
A brief account of the life of Mullá Sádiq Muqaddas Khurásaní, Ism'u'lláh al-Asdaq and of Ibn-i Asdaq, Shahíd ibn-i Shahíd, will also be given. A more detailed biography of Diyá al-Hajiyya's grandmother, Shah Baygum Diyá al-Saltana (Fath-'Alí Shah's seventh daughter) will also be given. Time will also be devoted to a discussion of the tablets revealed by Bahá'u'lláh and 'Abdu'l-Bahá in honour of Diyá al-Hajiyya, her mother, Shahansháh Baygum, and her sister, Aghá Sháhzáda.
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