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Learner presentation and sculptures honor Bahá’u’lláh's female relatives

Mar 1, 2021

Image: Grave of Bahíyyih Khánum, “The Greatest Holy Leaf,” sister of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, at the monument gardens of the Bahá’í World Centre, Haifa, Israel. Credit: 2007-06-15 NicholasJB

I learned so much in the class Leaves of the Twin Divine Trees and have been excited to use that new knowledge. Here are a few things I have done so far:

I gave a Zoom deepening on the life of Bahíyyih Khánum, the daughter of Bahá’u’lláh. I found lots of pictures and maps to go with the presentation. The presentation was publicized on social media. I think it went well and I hope to give it a few more times. I do believe that not many Bahá’ís (at least in my area) know very much about her astonishing life.

I have made 2 of 4 clay maquettes for an art installation focusing on Bahá’u’lláh’s wife Ásíyih Khánum, daughter Bahíyyih Khánum, cousin Maryam, and daughter-in-law Munírih Khánum, the wife of ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá. The sculptures will accompany a 2-dimensional mosaic that includes the women grouped together. I have completed the drawing for this piece and hope to start the full-scale sculptures and mosaic in the fall.

Future plans are to prepare presentations on Ásíyih Khánum and Munírih Khánum and to complete the installation.

Thank you so much for offering this wonderful class.


Editor’s Note: We wish Enid the very best in her creative endeavors, and look forward to sharing news and images of her installation when it is completed.

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Enid Probst

Enid Probst lives in Montgomery, Alabama. Leaves of the Twin Divine Trees was her first Wilmette Institute course.

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