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Examination of Qurratu’l-Ayn's writings to discern her social, religious, and political beliefs, most of which broke with Islam's traditional theology in favor of a revolutionary new doctrine. Link to article (offsite).
This article first posted here in 2017, with author's permission, as "Theology of Tahirih as Revealed in Her Poems." Later published in 2023 in the Religions special issue "The Bahá'í Faith: Doctrinal and Historical Explorations," online at, where it is also available in epub format.

First presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #137, Bosch Bahá'í School (May 26–30, 2016), online at

A Bábí Theology in Poetry:
The Creative Imagination of Táhirih, Qurratu'l-'Ayn

by Anthony Lee

published in Religions, 14:6
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