Re: Baha'u'llah's Mansions

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Posted by Rob ( on October 25, 2003 at 19:20:01:

In Reply to: Re: Baha'u'llah's Mansions posted by Stuart Gilman on October 22, 2003 at 08:28:16:

'Abdu'l-Baha's daughter were:

1) Diya'i'yyih Khanum (pronounced Ziya'i'yyih) This was the mother of Shoghi Effendi. Taherzadeh says that some relatives of Shoghi Effendi he was to remain silent about their activities, which in most cases had to do with associating with declared Covenant breakers. Diya'i'yyih may have fit this description, though there is no evidence to suggest she was ever declared openly to be a Covenant breaker.

2) Tuba Khanum (p. 360, 363)
3) Ruha Khanum (p. 363)
4) Munavvar Khanum (p.363)

See Adib Taherzadeh. The Covenant of Baha'u'llah. George Ronald. 1995 pp. 338-367
The page numbers are where Taherzadeh indicates a daughter was deemed Covenant breaker, though the evidence he provides is sometimes indirect.

Other historical accounts may exist, but I've less time than I want to research this matter.


-The offspring of 'Abdu'l-Baha who died young-

I stand corrected, as there were five offspring of 'Abdu'l-Baha who died young, but it appears that at least one was a daughter.

I have read an account where 'Abdu'l-Baha states he had five sons who died young. I'll have to keep searching for that account. The translation of what He stated to the pilgrim may have been poorly rendered. Nevertheless, 'Abdu'l-Baha's wife, Munirih, gives us an account in The Chosen Highway (below)clearly stating that five of her offspring died in Akka, besides the four daughters who lived full lives.

Those who died:

1) Husayn* ( 'Abdu'l-Baha's wife, Muhirih Khanum is quoted in Chosen Highway: "When my darling little son Husayn passed away, Baha'u'llah wrote the following:

"The knowledge of the reason why your sweet baby has been called back is in the mind of God, and will be manifested in His own good time. To the prophets of God the present and the future are as one."
See Chosen Highway,

2) Fu'adiyyih*

3) Mihdi*

4) Ruh-Angiz* (Ruh-AngiAsiyih) She appears to have died in 1893. See Tuba Khanums account in Lady Blomfield's The Chosen Highway,

5) name ? 'Abdu'l-Baha's wife, Muhirih Khanum is quoted in Chosen Highway: "Five of my children died in the poisonous climate of `Akka."

*These are the names of those four recorded in Shoghi Effendi's genealogy chart in The Baha'i World Vol. V, 1932 - 1934; the chart was also published in Nabil's Narrative, The Dawnbreakers.

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