In Loving Memory of Pirani Amina Begum
Pirani Ameena Begum 8 May 1892 – 1 May 1949
Born Ora Ray Baker in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, the wife of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan, and the mother of their four children Noor-un-Nisa (1914), Vilayat (1916), Hidayat (1917) and Khair-un-Nisa (1919).
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Pirani Begum left a collection of 101 poems called “A Rosary of One Hundred and One Beads”. Some poems were lost in the war of 1940 but 54 have been preserved and were published in the text titled: ONCE UPON A TIME, Early Days Stories About My Beloved Father and Mother, by Hidayat Inayat-Khan
Pearls from the Ocean Unseen – Poem Nr. 27
by Pirani Amina Begum