Official Statements 11. 14 Ma'idih-yi-Asmani_Jild_1.pdf. 175. Reference Login. A new version of the Bahá’í Reference Library is now available. 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). The weight of the traditional mithqál used in the Middle East is equivalent to 24 nakhuds. The new version of the Bahá’i Reference Library can be accessed here » Home Bahá'u'lláh. The authoritative online source of Bahá’í writings. 79. Let him that findeth no water for ablution repeat five times the words “In the Name of God, the Most Pure, the Most Pure”, and then proceed to his devotions. It was here that the Kitab-i-Aqdas was revealed. When We heard the clamor of the children as yet unborn, We doubled their share and decreased those of the rest. 1863 Constantinople. After the passing of Bahá’u’lláh, ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá designated the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh at Bahjí as a place of pilgrimage. 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. Publications 1. Two sacred Houses are covered by this ordinance, the House of the Báb in Shíráz and the House of Bahá’u’lláh in Baghdád. Whoso wisheth to recite unto you the verses of his Lord, let him sit on a chair placed upon a dais, 170. the use of opium … any substance that induceth sluggishness and torpor, 171. the “mystery of the Great Reversal in the Sign of the Sovereign”, 172. the “Six” raised up by virtue of this “Upright Alif”, 173. The kissing of hands hath been forbidden in the Book. 41. The Kitáb-i-Aqdas. The authoritative online source of Bahá’í writings. 2. 16. 138. 86. FOUNDATIONS OF A GLOBAL ETHOS The Kitáb-i-Aqdas makes its appearance in a world which, since the Enlightenment's rejection of religion as the ultimate moral authority, has engaged in an increasingly urgent search for an alternative place to stand. A new version of the Bahá’í Reference Library is now available. Media Bank Media Bank Home Special Bicentenary ... Bahá’í Reference Library. Amongst the people is he who seateth himself amid the sandals by the door whilst coveting in his heart the seat of honour. Bahá’u’lláh ordains both the Universal House of Justice and the Local Houses of Justice in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas. In 1873, Bahá’u’lláh completed His most important work, the Most Holy Book (Kitáb-i-Aqdas), written in the His room (pictured here) in the House of ‘Údí Khammár, now part of the House of ‘Abbúd, 2000. download. 58. The Kitáb-i-Aqdas: The Most Holy Book 5 Go to Contents The Universal House of Justice 5 March 1993 To the aháís of the World Dearly loved Friends, The Kitáb-i-Aqdas—the Book described in such exalted terms by the Guardian of the Cause of God as ^that priceless treasury enshrining for all Pages 77-88 : … In a Tablet, ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá indicates that the residence and personal clothing of a deceased man remain in the male line. [Back To Reference] 3. “Aghṣán” (plural of Ghuṣn) is the Arabic word for “Branches.” This term is used by Bahá’u’lláh to designate His male descendants. 81. And among the people is he who layeth claim to inner knowledge, “They that are the worshipers of the idol which their imaginations have carved, and who call it Inner Reality, such men are in truth accounted among the heathen.”, 61. If the deceased should leave children who are under age, their share of the inheritance must be entrusted to a reliable individual, 47. 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.] However, the mithqál used by the Bahá’ís consists of 19 nakhuds, “in accordance with the specification of the Bayán” (Q&A 23). The Kitáb-i-Aqdas: The Most Holy Book Bahá’u’lláh’s book of laws, written in Arabic around 1873 while He was still imprisoned within the city of ‘Akká. The Kitab-i-Aqdas presents Bahá’u'lláh’s Charter for a New World Order. How many a man hath secluded himself in the climes of India, denied himself the things that God hath decreed as lawful, imposed upon himself austerities and mortifications, “Living in seclusion or practicing asceticism is not acceptable in the presence of God,”, “observe that which will cause joy and radiance.”, “their abodes in the caves of the mountains”, “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.”, “to enter into wedlock that they may bring forth one who will make mention of God.”, 62. God hath imposed a fine on every adulterer and adulteress, to be paid to the House of Justice. This edition is in French. Shoghi Effendi has made clear that, unlike the prohibition on shaving the head, this law forbidding the growing of the hair beyond the lobe of the ear pertains only to men. Ye have been prohibited from making use of pulpits. The new version of the Bahá’i Reference Library can be accessed here » Home Bahá'u'lláh. The House of Justice referred to in this verse is presumably the Local House of Justice, currently known as the Local Spiritual Assembly. Used in legal parlance “amín” denotes, among other things, a trustee, guarantor, custodian, guardian, and keeper. The passing of Shoghi Effendi in 1957 precipitated the very situation provided for in this passage, in that the line of Aghṣán ended before the Universal House of Justice had been established (see note 67). Bahá’í Reference Library. 21. Links to specific locations in a text can be obtained by clicking on the blue box which appears when the mouse cursor is placed to the right of the opening of a paragraph. This ‘old version’ of the Bahá’í Reference Library will be replaced at a later date. ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá, in His Will and Testament, provides for the Secondary (National or Regional) Houses of Justice and outlines the method to be pursued for the election of the Universal House of Justice. 78. nine mithqáls of gold, to be doubled if they should repeat the offense ¶49. Consisting of answers revealed by Bahá’u’lláh to questions put to Him by various believers, it constitutes an invaluable appendix to the Kitáb-i-Aqdas. Bahá’u’lláh states that the determination of the degree of penalty, in accordance with the seriousness of the offense, rests with the House of Justice (Q&A 49). Menu Baha'i Reference Library Categories ... 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