See also a Kitáb-i-Aqdas Windows Help File. It was here that the Kitab-i-Aqdas was revealed. Bahá’u’lláh, in the Book of His Covenant, appointed ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá, His eldest son, as the Center of His Covenant and the Head of the Faith. Biblioteka w języku polskim. To none is it permitted to seek absolution from another soul ¶34, Bahá’u’lláh prohibits confession to, and seeking absolution of one’s sins from, a human being. 141. Get the newest 'bite-sized' reading each time the app runs. Over time the community of Baháʼís grew and established local governing councils called spiritual assemblies in several cities. 1892 The Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh. It sets forth the laws of God for the Bahá’í dispensation and ordains the necessary institutions through which integrity and unity can be safeguarded, along with much more. A new version of the Bahá’í Reference Library is now available. Bahá'u'lláh, in paragraph 5 of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, says, "Think not that We have revealed unto you a mere code of laws. Add or read links or comments pertaining to the Kitáb-i-Aqdas here The new version of the Bahá’i Reference Library can be accessed here » Home Bahá'u'lláh. Bahá’u’lláh in the Kitab-i-Aqdas and the Kitab-i-Ahd appointed ‘Abdu’l-Bahá as the Center of … Get the newest 'bite-sized' reading each time the app runs. Universal House of Justice 3. For this purpose, the definition of adult was temporarily fixed at the age of 21 years by the Guardian, who indicated it was open to change by the Universal House of Justice in the future. The authoritative online source of Bahá’í writings. Publications are available in the following formats for download and use: Copyright and terms of use information for these downloads can be found on the Legal Information page. Bahá’u’lláh — Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Paragraph 1. If ye should hunt with beasts or birds of prey, invoke ye the Name of God when ye send them to pursue their quarry; for then whatever they catch shall be lawful unto you, even should ye find it to have died. In the Báb’s laws of inheritance the children of the deceased were allotted nine parts consisting of 540 shares. KITAB-EL-AKDAS THE MOST HOLY BOOK Translated by Anton Haddad [Copied from the copy of Mrs. Lua M. Getsinger by Francis J. Phelps, December 25th, 1906, Washington, D.C.] [Recopied from above copy, March 6th, 1915. by Edna Kinney, Botolph St., Boston, Mass.] Instituted in the Kitab-i-Aqdas, it is an offering made by the Bahá'ís through the Head of the Faith for the purposes specified in the Bahá'í Writings. 64. First month of the Islamic lunar calendar. In the Kitab Aqdas Kissing of hands has been strictly prohibited: Bahá'í Reference Library - The Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Page 193 57. When ye desire to perform this prayer, turn ye towards the Court of My Most Holy Presence, this Hallowed Spot that God hath … decreed to be the Point of Adoration for the denizens of the Cities of Eternity, 8. and when the Sun of Truth and Utterance shall set, turn your faces towards the Spot that We have ordained for you. Baha'i World Volumes 1. "To build anew the world" is the claim and challenge of His Message, and the Kitab-i-Aqdas is the Charter of the future world civilization that Baha'u'llah has come to rise up." If the husband is unaware of … Version: Book: Chapter: Verse: Search keywords . Avoid ye likewise the malodorous pools in the courtyards of Persian homes. 163. Unto every father hath been enjoined the instruction of his son and daughter in the art of reading and writing, 77. We have absolved you from the requirement of performing the Prayer of the Signs. Even the station of prophethood hath been his birthright.” With the distinctions given to the eldest son, however, go concomitant duties. 1877 Ridván Garden. Bahá’í … Exile and imprisonment are decreed for the thief ¶45. We have made it lawful for you to listen to music and singing. Several types of covenants are found among religions; for instance numerous covenant references exist in the Bible. 43. 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. This approach may be used by the friends, should they wish, when they desire to consult on their personal problems. 48. [Back To Reference] 5. Click here to download: Le Kitáb-i-Aqdas Bahá’u’lláh specifies that the order of precedence for payment of these expenses is first the funeral and burial expenses, then the debts of the deceased, then the Ḥuqúqu’lláh (see note 125) (Q&A 9). 72. 12 La'alau'l-Hikmih_Jild_1.pdf. Reference Login. The Lord hath ordained that in every city a House of Justice be established ¶30. The number of months in a year, appointed in the Book of God, is nineteen. It has not only a utilitarian purpose, but has a value in itself, because it draws us nearer to God, and enables us to better grasp His purpose for us in this world. It behoveth them to be the trusted ones of the Merciful among men, 53. Should ye condemn the arsonist and the murderer to life imprisonment, it would be permissible according to the provisions of the Book. 90. he who would take into his service a maid may do so with propriety. Bahá’í World News Service. The colophon on page 49 gives the history of this particular document (though the name of the typist is not noted). 19. And in the Tablet of Bishárát, while acknowledging the “pious deeds” of monks and priests, Bahá’u’lláh calls upon them to “give up the life of seclusion and direct their steps towards the open world and busy themselves with that which will profit themselves and others.” He also grants them leave “to enter into wedlock that they may bring forth one who will make mention of God.”, 62. 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. ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá, in His Tablets, not only calls attention to the responsibility of parents to educate all their children, but He also clearly specifies that the “training and culture of daughters is more necessary than that of sons,” for girls will one day be mothers, and mothers are the first educators of the new generation. 16. 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. Every individual, no matter how handicapped and limited he may be, is under the obligation of engaging in some work or profession, for work, especially when performed in the spirit of service, is according to Bahá’u’lláh a form of worship. In 1978 the most noteworthy of the other Tablets of this nature were published in English as a compilation entitled Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh revealed after the Kitáb-i-Aqdas. Whoso wisheth to make use of vessels of silver and gold is at liberty to do so. Two sacred Houses are covered by this ordinance, the House of the Báb in Shíráz and the House of Bahá’u’lláh in Baghdád. However, if we spontaneously desire to acknowledge we have been wrong in something, or that we have some fault of character, and ask another person’s forgiveness or pardon, we are quite free to do so. If the deceased should leave children who are under age, their share of the inheritance must be entrusted to a reliable individual, 47. The city of Tehran, Iran, where Bahá’u’lláh was born in 1817, c. 1930. It behooveth them to be the trusted ones of the Merciful among men, “the lamp of guidance which leadeth the way”, 53. 33. 64. Even the station of prophethood hath been his birthright.”, 45. His secretary has written on his behalf that we. Amongst the people is he whose learning hath made him proud … who, when he heareth the tread of sandals following behind him, waxeth greater in his own esteem, “endowments shall revert to the people of Bahá.”, “who speak not except by His leave and judge not save in accordance with what God hath decreed in this Tablet.”, 69. it is not seemly to let the hair pass beyond the limit of the ears, 70. 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. Fountain of Wisdom: A timeless collection of Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed after the Kitab-i-Aqdas, re-titled and re-printed in hard cover, in which He explains some of the “precepts and principles that lie at the very core of His Faith.” Revealed during the final years of His ministry, the sixteen tablets contained in this volume cover a wide range of topics and place emphasis on principles such as the oneness and … To none is it permitted to mutter sacred verses before the public gaze as he walketh in the street or marketplace. 34. If the daughter of the deceased be dead and leave issue, her share will have to be divided according to the seven categories specified in the Most Holy Book (Q&A 54). He explains that this provision is an expression of the law of primogeniture, which has invariably been upheld by the Law of God. Baha'i Writings 30. Take heed lest, when partaking of food, ye plunge your hands into the contents of bowls and platters. 85. 74. 106. 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. 1877 Mazra‘ih. Bahá’u’lláh here confirms the Báb’s ruling. A mithqál is a unit of weight. A new version of the Bahá’í Reference Library is now available. It is forbidden you to transport the body of the deceased a greater distance than one hour’s journey from the city. 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. It is split into two parts, the elected and the appointed.The supreme governing institution of the Bahá'í Faith is the Universal House of Justice, situated in Haifa, Israel.. This is that hidden knowledge which shall never change, since its beginning is with nine ¶29. The Universal House of Justice has clarified that this guidance concerning consultation was revealed before Spiritual Assemblies had been established and was in answer to a question about the Bahá’í teachings on consultation. Whoso interpreteth what hath been sent down from the heaven of Revelation, and altereth its evident meaning, 131. approach not the public pools of Persian baths, 132. ¶46. The Kitáb-i-Aqdas. This prohibition was defined by Shoghi Effendi as “plunging one’s hand in food.” In many parts of the world it has been customary to eat with the hands from a communal bowl. Prayers 3. In the East, the practice has been for followers of a religious leader, out of deference, to walk a pace or two behind him. THE KITÁB-I-AQDAS: THE MOST HOLY BOOK Bahá'í World Centre, 1992 Translated by Shoghi Effendi et al. Bahá’u’lláh and the Báb are the Twin Manifestations of God for this day. Select ye a single language … adopt ye … a common script. Bahá’í World News Service Bahá’u’lláh doubled their portion to 1,080 shares and reduced those allotted to the other six categories of heirs. Bahá’u’lláh's room in the house of ‘Údi Khammár, where He revealed the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, late 1900s For another old translation of the Aqdas, by Earl Elder commissioned by William Miller (1961), see the "multilinear translation." Bahá’u’lláh provides for the possibility that the line of Aghṣán would terminate prior to the establishment of the Universal House of Justice. ¶36. Cleave ye unto the cord of refinement, 105. In this instance, they are described as those “who speak not except by His leave and judge not save in accordance with what God hath decreed in this Tablet.” Following the passing of Shoghi Effendi in 1957, the Hands of the Cause of God directed the affairs of the Cause until the election of the Universal House of Justice in 1963 (see note 183). Amongst the people is he who seateth himself amid the sandals by the door whilst coveting in his heart the seat of honor. ... and is aware of the law prescribed in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, the wife may remarry after waiting a full year. 59. In Arabic the two verses differ in gender. The Universal House of Justice. In response to a question concerning whether Bahá’u’lláh’s injunction requires a wife and mother, as well as her husband, to work for a livelihood, the Universal House of Justice has explained that Bahá’u’lláh’s directive is for the friends to be engaged in an occupation which will profit themselves and others, and that homemaking is a highly honorable and responsible work of fundamental importance to society. 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. The Kitáb-i-Aqdas. Early Life; 1817 Iran. The kissing of hands hath been forbidden in the Book. The House of Justice affirms that the emergence of Spiritual Assemblies, to which the friends may always turn for assistance, in no way prohibits them from following the procedure outlined in Questions and Answers. Query: Search Help (By default all titles are searched. 87. In the Bahá'í Faith there are two distinct covenants: a Greater Covenant which is made between every … Reference. 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. [Recopied from above, September, … Bahá’u’lláh's room in the house of ‘Údi Khammár, where He revealed the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, c. 1921. It sets forth the laws of God for the Bahá’í dispensation and ordains the necessary institutions through which integrity and unity can be safeguarded, along with much more. 19 Nafhatul … We have unsealed the choice Wine with the fingers of might and power. Currently has approximately 1500 adherents in the state of Alaska Her unworn clothing, jewels and property must be divided among her heirs, as well as her used clothing if she leaves no daughter (Q&A 37). A new version of the Bahá’í Reference Library is now available. A new version of the Bahá’í Reference Library is now available. If the deceased should leave children who are under age, their share of the inheritance must be entrusted to a reliable individual ¶27. The Bahá’í Faith The official website of the worldwide Bahá’í community. 44. 92. 79. Baha'i Faith. 47. Now available in hard cover. Reference. 73. Now that the translation of Some Answered Questions has been completed, and also The Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Twelve Table Talks of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in … We have divided inheritance into seven categories, 39. to the brothers, five parts … to the sisters, four parts. The Kitáb-i-Aqdas is the central book of the Baháʼí Faith written by Baháʼu'lláh, the founder of the religion, in 1873. Take heed lest ye be prevented by aught that hath been recorded in the Book from hearkening unto this, the Living Book, 156. tribute to this Revelation, from the Pen of Him Who was My Herald, 157. Bahá’u’lláh prohibits the kissing of hands and, in His Tablets, He also condemns such practices as prostrating oneself before another person and other forms of behavior that abase one individual in relation to another. 57. He who hath divorced his wife may choose, upon the passing of each month, to remarry her when there is mutual affection and consent, so long as she hath not taken another husband … unless, clearly, her circumstances change. Exile and imprisonment are decreed for the thief, 71. on the third offence, place ye a mark upon his brow so that, thus identified, he may not be accepted in the cities of God and His countries. The traveller … not bound by the Fast. He also specifies that when applying the estate to these, payment must first be made out of the residue of the estate and then, if this is insufficient, out of the residence and personal clothing of the deceased (Q&A 80). Should resentment or antipathy arise between husband and wife, he is not to divorce her but to bide in patience throughout the course of one whole year. God hath laid hold on him who led thee astray. When We heard the clamor of the children as yet unborn, We doubled their share and decreased those of the rest. It is unlawful to enter into marriage save with a believer in the Bayán. He designated that in such a situation “endowments shall revert to the people of Bahá.” The term “people of Bahá” is used with a number of different meanings in the Bahá’í Writings. He Who is the Dawning-place of God’s Cause hath no partner in the Most Great Infallibility. The abjad numerical equivalent of “Bahá” is nine. We have made it lawful for you to listen to music and singing. 74. Menu Baha'i Reference Library Categories Categories. 194. It has been elucidated in the writings of ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá and Shoghi Effendi that, while the membership of the Universal House of Justice is confined to men, both women and men are eligible for election to Secondary and Local Houses of Justice (currently designated as National and Local Spiritual Assemblies). A new version of the Bahá’í Reference Library is now available. 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