While Tahirih inspired many in Europe and eventually America, she is very much a daughter of her own culture, history, mythology, and religion. She was a religious mystic who felt a new day arising in the world, and seen by some as the "return" of Fatima.
First published in The Most Learned of the Shi‘a: The Institution of the Marja‘ Taqlid,
ed. Linda Walbridge (Oxford University Press, 2001), pp. 94-127; see lawson_authority_feminine_2001.pdf
The Authority of the Feminine and Fatima's Place in an Early Work by the Bab
published in Online Journal of Bahá'í Studies
, 1, pages 137-170
Association for Baha'i Studies of New Zealand, 2007