Local and Secondary Houses of Justice are, for the present, known as Local Spiritual Assemblies and National Spiritual Assemblies. Shoghi Effendi 7. Build ye houses of worship throughout the lands, 54. 138. I see the same set of commentary referenced everywhere, the version on Baha'i.org (The Kitáb-i-Aqdas | Bahá’í Reference Library) as well as the Baha'i Reference Library.I'm not sure if I've missed it, but I've read the preface and introduction 5+ times now questioning who wrote the notes section and have come up empty. 13 La'alau'l-Hikmih_Jild_3.pdf. Get the newest 'bite-sized' reading each time the app runs. The Kitab-i-Aqdas presents Bahá’u'lláh’s Charter for a New World Order. ... and is aware of the law prescribed in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, the wife may remarry after waiting a full year. Division of the estate should take place only after the Ḥuqúqu’lláh hath been paid, any debts have been settled, the expenses of the funeral and burial defrayed ¶28. A new version of the Bahá’í Reference Library is now available. Persian Books of Bahá’u’lláh (آثار حضرت بهاءالله) Kitab-i-Aqdas - كتاب اقدس - The Most Holy Book - The primary law book of the Bahá'í Faith written by Bahá’u’lláh in 1873. Take heed lest, when partaking of food, ye plunge your hands into the contents of bowls and platters. Bahá’u’lláh clarifies that “This ruling hath both general and specific application, which is to say that whenever any category of this latter class of heirs is absent, two-thirds of their inheritance pass to the offspring and the remaining third to the House of Justice” (Q&A 7). 17 Majmuih-yi-Alvah-i-Mubarikih_Chap-i-Misr.pdf. Query: Search Help (By default all titles are searched. The Kitáb-i-Aqdas. Should anyone acquire one hundred mi. Bahá’í Reference Library. This ‘old version’ of the Bahá’í Reference Library will be replaced at a later date. 87. O Spot that art situate on the shores of the two seas! Information about the Universal House of Justice and selected statements and letters. The official international website for the bicentenary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh. “In all the Divine Dispensations the eldest son hath been given extraordinary distinctions. Recite ye the verses of God every morn and eventide. A new version of the Bahá’í Reference Library is now available. A covenant in the religious sense is a binding agreement between God and humans wherein a certain behavior is required of individuals and in return God guarantees certain blessings. ¶46. - Digitalised by the Bahá'í Reference Library: Writings of Bahá’u’lláh: The Kitáb-i-Aqdas The Most Holy Book Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh: Search a verse . Author: Bahá’u’lláh; Source: Bahá’í World Centre, 1992 edition; Pages: 254; Go to printed page GO « Previous | Contents | Next » Print Selection. The first major task given by the House of Justice was the Spanish translation of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas (the Most Holy Book), which became a reference work for the following Spanish translations, and was completed in 1999. Two sacred Houses are covered by this ordinance, the House of the Báb in Shíráz and the House of Bahá’u’lláh in Baghdád. This passage of the Aqdas, therefore, anticipates the succession of chosen Aghṣán and thus the institution of the Guardianship and envisages the possibility of a break in their line. 1: Concerning the retirement from work for individuals who have reached a certain age, Shoghi Effendi in a letter written on his behalf stated that “this is a matter on which the International House of Justice will have to legislate as there are no provisions in the Aqdas concerning it.”, 57. 146. Bahá’u’lláh doubled their portion to 1,080 shares and reduced those allotted to the other six categories of heirs. The authoritative online source of Bahá’í writings. The authoritative online source of Bahá’í writings. 44. The first authorized English translation was published in 1992, annotated and accompanied by the supplementary Writings and the questions and answers. Holy Relics. 20. The authoritative online source of Bahá’í writings. 64. Persian. Unto every father hath been enjoined the instruction of his son and daughter in the art of reading and writing, 77. The Bab 1 'Abdu'l-Baha 10. Several types of covenants are found among religions; for instance numerous covenant references exist in the Bible. In a Tablet to a follower of the Faith in Persia He wrote: “In all the Divine Dispensations the eldest son hath been given extraordinary distinctions. Division of the estate should take place only after the Ḥuqúqu’lláh hath been paid, any debts have been settled, the expenses of the funeral and burial defrayed, 48. 64. ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá has written that “Among certain nations of the East, music was considered reprehensible.” Though the Qur’án contains no specific guidance on the subject, some Muslims consider listening to music as unlawful, while others tolerate music within certain bounds and subject to particular conditions. In the Bayán the Báb allowed the use of gold and silver utensils, thus abrogating the Islamic condemnation of their use which stems not from an explicit injunction of the Qur’án but from Muslim traditions. Abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sundown. The kissing of hands hath been forbidden in the Book. We accepted the verses of God … which He presented unto Us, 188. the letters B and E were joined and knit together, 191. remember how We nurtured thee by day and by night for service to the Cause. He Who is the Dawning-place of God’s Cause hath no partner in the Most Great Infallibility. 166. A covenant in the religious sense is a binding agreement between God and humans wherein a certain behavior is required of individuals and in return God guarantees certain blessings. Holy Tablets. Add or read links or comments pertaining to the Kitáb-i-Aqdas here 147. We have ordained that these … shall be the manifestations of the letter Há, 29. these days of giving that precede the season of restraint, 30. ... (Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh revealed after the Kitáb-i-Aqdas) « Previous | Contents 19 Nafhatul … This ‘old version’ of the Bahá’í Reference Library will be replaced at a later date. 154. Bahá’u’lláh’s book of laws, written in Arabic around 1873 while He was still imprisoned within the city of ‘Akká. 73. 130. 75. Bahá’u’lláh cautions against ascribing to “this verse” anything other than its “obvious meaning,” and in one of His Tablets, He specifies that “each year” of this thousand year period consists of “twelve months according to the Qur’án, and of nineteen months of nineteen days each, according to the Bayán.”. If the deceased should leave children who are under age, their share of the inheritance must be entrusted to a reliable individual, 47. Reference. Notes & References. [Recopied from above, September, … THE KITÁB-I-AQDAS: THE MOST HOLY BOOK Bahá'í World Centre, 1992 Translated by Shoghi Effendi et al. Reference. Bahá’í World News Service. The Kitáb-i-Aqdas. 18 Majmuih-yi-Alvah_ba'd_az_Kitab-i-Aqdas.pdf. The Kitáb-i-Aqdas is the central book of the Baháʼí Faith written by Baháʼu'lláh, the founder of the religion, in 1873. This aspect of the law applies only in the case of the son who predeceases his father or mother. A new version of the Bahá’í Reference Library is now available. Author: Bahá’u’lláh; Source: Bahá’í World Centre, 1992 edition; Pages: 254; Go to printed page GO « Previous | Contents | Next » Print Selection. This "Most Holy Book" sets forth laws of God for the Baha'i Dispensation, and ordains necessary institutions through which the integrity and the unity of Baha'u'llah's Faith can be safeguarded. When travelling, if ye should stop and rest in some safe spot, perform ye—men and women alike—a single prostration in place of each unsaid Obligatory Prayer, 22. 72. Bahá’u’lláh's room in the house of ‘Údi Khammár, where He revealed the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, late 1900s ... Bahá’í Reference Library. He Who is the Dawning-place of God’s Cause hath no partner in the Most Great Infallibility. As a corollary of this principle, Bahá’u’lláh further states that mendicity should not only be discouraged but entirely wiped out from the face of society. Bicentenary of … Pages 228 … Baha'i Faith; Baha'u'llah; A selection of prayers and meditations revealed by Bahá’u’lláh . ... Bahá’u’lláh's room in the house of ‘Údi Khammár, where He revealed the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, late 1900s. Mark items off as read and navigate the contents of the book thru a direct reading plan. He states: “Living in seclusion or practicing asceticism is not acceptable in the presence of God,” and He calls upon those involved to “observe that which will cause joy and radiance.” He instructs those who have taken up “their abodes in the caves of the mountains” or who have “repaired to graveyards at night” to abandon these practices, and He enjoins them not to deprive themselves of the “bounties” of this world which have been created by God for humankind. We perceive that which secretly and stealthily diffuseth from thee. The authoritative online source of Bahá’í writings. 46. Select ye a single language … adopt ye … a common script. Unto everyone hath been enjoined the writing of a will. 116. Chapter 45 in Some Answered Questions is devoted to an explanation by ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá of this verse of the Aqdas. A new version of the Bahá’í Reference Library is now available. Pages 180 … Take heed lest the word “Prophet” withhold you from this Most Great Announcement, 181. any reference to “Vicegerency” debar you from the sovereignty of Him Who is the Vicegerent of God, 184. refer ye whatsoever ye understand not in the Book to Him Who hath branched from this mighty Stock, 186. He also outlines the precise intention of this verse and its implications for the distribution of the inheritance (Q&A 5). Information about the Universal House of Justice and selected statements and letters. The official news website of the worldwide Bahá’í community . Build ye houses of worship throughout the lands, “one of the most vital institutions in the world,”, “shall afford relief to the suffering, sustenance to the poor, shelter to the wayfarer, solace to the bereaved, and education to the ignorant.”, 54. This is a collection of PDFs taken from the Baha'i Reference Library. Various petitions have come before Our throne from the believers, concerning laws from God… We have, in consequence, revealed this Holy Tablet and arrayed it with the mantle of His Law that haply the people may keep the commandments of their Lord. When We heard the clamor of the children as yet unborn, We doubled their share and decreased those of the rest. Raise up and exalt the two Houses in the Twin Hallowed Spots, and the other sites wherein the throne of your Lord … hath been established. 28. Exile and imprisonment are decreed for the thief, 71. on the third offense, place ye a mark upon his brow so that, thus identified, he may not be accepted in the cities of God and His countries. 180. This is My bidding unto you; hold fast to it as an assistance to yourselves. 1883 Haifa. Now … We have absolved them of this obligation. 34. In a Tablet, ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá indicates that the residence and personal clothing of a deceased man remain in the male line. And to add either of these sites as options for the search bar (in Firefox), see here. Should the son of the deceased have passed away in the days of his father and have left children, they will inherit their father’s share ¶26. In the Bahá'í Faith there are two distinct covenants: a Greater Covenant which is made between every … If it is not possible, therefore, for a family to educate all the children, preference is to be accorded to daughters since, through educated mothers, the benefits of knowledge can be most effectively and rapidly diffused throughout society. Bahá’u’lláh likewise exempts women from His pilgrimage requirements. Bahá’u’lláh exalts “engagement in such work” to the “rank of worship” of God. A new version of the Bahá’í Reference Library is now available. The Kitab-i-Aqdas presents Bahá’u'lláh’s Charter for a New World Order. The Universal House of Justice has clarified that this exemption is not a prohibition, and that women are free to perform the pilgrimage. 64. It is the duty of those who are in charge of the organization of society to give every individual the opportunity of acquiring the necessary talent in some kind of profession, and also the means of utilizing such a talent, both for its own sake and for the sake of earning the means of his livelihood. This is that of which We gave you forewarning when We were dwelling in ‘Iráq, then later while in the Land of Mystery, and now from this Resplendent Spot. Division of the estate should take place only after the Huqúqu’lláh hath been paid, any debts have been settled, the expenses of the funeral and burial defrayed, 48. We have commanded you to pray and fast from the beginning of maturity, 14. The Nimrod referred to in this verse is, in both Jewish and Islamic traditions, a King who persecuted Abraham and whose name became symbolic of great pride. In a Tablet enumerating the revenues of the local treasury, ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá includes those inheritances for which there are no heirs, thus indicating that the House of Justice referred to in these passages of the Aqdas relating to inheritance is the local one. 77. Say: God hath made My hidden love the key to the Treasure, 25. 1877 Mazra‘ih. This ‘old version’ of the Bahá’í Reference Library will be replaced at a later date. God hath removed the restrictions on travel that had been imposed in the Bayán. Click here to download: Le Kitáb-i-Aqdas 44. ¶25. Should the son of the deceased have passed away in the days of his father and have left children, they will inherit their father’s share, 46. 194. It is unlawful to enter into marriage save with a believer in the Bayán. Bahá’í Reference Library. Shoghi Effendi 7. “The Qiblih is indeed He Whom God will make manifest; whenever He moveth, it moveth, until He shall come to rest.”, 158. Register. No marriage may be contracted without payment of a dowry, 95. Click here to download: Le Kitáb-i-Aqdas We have assigned the residence and personal clothing of the deceased to the male, not female, offspring, nor to the other heirs. Recent Discussions. “Among certain nations of the East, music was considered reprehensible.”, “music, sung or played, is spiritual food for soul and heart.”, A Description of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas by Shoghi Effendi, A Synopsis and Codification of the Laws and Ordinances of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Key to Passages from the Aqdas translated by Shoghi Effendi, All downloads in Authoritative Writings and Guidance ». God hath imposed a fine on every adulterer and adulteress, to be paid to the House of Justice. 2. Bahá’u’lláh ordains both the Universal House of Justice and the Local Houses of Justice in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas. It behooveth them to be the trusted ones of the Merciful among men, “the lamp of guidance which leadeth the way”, 53. In Questions and Answers, number 99, Bahá’u’lláh outlines an approach to consultation and stresses the importance of achieving unanimity in decision making, failing which the majority decision must prevail. 79. 118. the one whose power transcended thy power, and whose station excelled thy station. Adopt ye such usages as are most in keeping with refinement. This ‘old version’ of the Bahá’í Reference Library will be replaced at a later date. Holy Land; 1868 ‘Akká. A fine … had formerly been prescribed … for anyone who was the cause of sadness to another. 1.y.iii.-iv. Baha'i Writings 30. ... 11 Kitab-i-Aqdas.pdf. More about the life and mission of Bahá’u’lláh ». The vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere. L. New and looking for guidance with COVID 19 facing … 1879 Bahjí. 43. 1892 The Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh. Bahá’í Reference Library. 76. Unto every father hath been enjoined the instruction of his son and daughter in the art of reading and writing, “training and culture of daughters is more necessary than that of sons,”, 77. It is obvious, therefore, that the inheritance of wealth cannot make anyone immune from daily work. ¶47. Traditionally in the East it has been the practice to remove sandals and shoes before entering a gathering. 16 Majmuih-yi-Adhkar_va_Idiyyih_min_Athar-i-Hadrat-i-Bahaullah.pdf. He usually refers simply to “the House of Justice,” leaving open for later clarification the level or levels of the whole institution to which each law would apply. 41. The original Arabic word “laṭáfah” rendered here as “refinement,” has a wide range of meanings with both spiritual and physical implications, such as elegance, gracefulness, cleanliness, civility, politeness, gentleness, delicacy and graciousness, as well as being subtle, refined, sanctified and pure. 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