A new version of the Bahá’í Reference Library is now available. Read systematically the Kitáb-i-Íqán for iPhones, iPods, iPads & Android [iTunes Download] [Android Market] Morning and Night. We have appointed two signs for the coming of age of the human race. 13 La'alau'l-Hikmih_Jild_3.pdf. 0.00 star(s) 0 ratings Downloads 0 Updated Aug 31, 2018. 73. Unto every father hath been enjoined the instruction of his son and daughter in the art of reading and writing ¶48. The Kitáb-i-Aqdas is Bahá’u’lláh 's "Charter" of His "New World Order." Also known as “the Mother Book,” “the Most Holy Book” and the “Charter of the future world civilization.” Of the more than one hundred volumes comprising the sacred Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, the Kitab-i-Aqdas is of unique importance. This relates to the minimum duration of a journey which exempts the traveller from fasting. The major functions of these institutions are outlined in the Constitution of the Universal House of Justice, and in those of the National and Local Spiritual Assemblies. It behooveth them to be the trusted ones of the Merciful among men ¶30. Verily, there is none other God besides Me. It is unlawful to beg, and it is forbidden to give to him who beggeth. This edition is in French. 74. Pages 228 … A new version of the Bahá’í Reference Library is now available. The authoritative online source of Bahá’í writings. The Kitab-i-Aqdas presents Bahá’u'lláh’s Charter for a New World Order. Bahá’u’lláh ordains both the Universal House of Justice and the Local Houses of Justice in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas. 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. O Emperor of Austria! It has particular implications not only for the disposition of endowments but also for the succession of authority following the passing of Bahá’u’lláh (see note 145) and of ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá. Prayers 3. In the Bahá'í Faith there are two distinct covenants: a Greater Covenant which is made between every … More about the life and mission of Bahá’u’lláh ». Bahá’u’lláh’s book of laws, written in Arabic around 1873 while He was still imprisoned within the city of ‘Akká. L. New and looking for guidance with COVID 19 facing … Chapter 45 in Some Answered Questions is devoted to an explanation by ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá of this verse of the Aqdas. 20. Amongst the people is he who seateth himself amid the sandals by the door whilst coveting in his heart the seat of honor. In the Báb’s laws of inheritance the children of the deceased were allotted nine parts consisting of 540 shares. Whoso contenteth himself with a single partner from among the maidservants of God, both he and she shall live in tranquillity. 60. The House of Worship forms the central edifice of the Mashriqu’l-Adhkár (the Dawning-place of the Praise of God), a complex which, as it unfolds in the future, will comprise in addition to the House of Worship a number of dependencies dedicated to social, humanitarian, educational, and scientific pursuits. The Universal House of Justice . The kissing of hands hath been forbidden in the Book. 126. Unto every father hath been enjoined the instruction of his son and daughter in the art of reading and writing, 77. Bicentenary of … JPG. In the Words of Paradise Bahá’u’lláh amplifies these provisions. Pages 238-239 : 170. Should the deceased leave offspring, but none of the other categories of heirs. The first authorized English translation was published in 1992, annotated and accompanied by the supplementary Writings and the questions and answers. In the Kitab Aqdas Kissing of hands has been strictly prohibited: Bahá'í Reference Library - The Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Page 193 57. (See note 58. The Kitáb-i-Aqdas. A nicely-formatted version of the Aqdas designed for online reading is Romane Takkenberg's www.aqdasproject.com. [Back To Reference] 3. The new version of the Bahá’i Reference Library can be accessed here » Home Bahá'u'lláh. Should the deceased leave offspring, but none of the other categories of heirs, “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”. To none is it permitted to seek absolution from another soul. Click here to download: Le Kitáb-i-Aqdas 89. Local and Secondary Houses of Justice are, for the present, known as Local Spiritual Assemblies and National Spiritual Assemblies. ... 11 Kitab-i-Aqdas.pdf. 88. ... (Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh revealed after the Kitáb-i-Aqdas) « Previous | Contents Baha'i Faith. The Bahá’í House of Worship is dedicated to the praise of God. 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. 3. Bahá’u’lláh and the Báb are the Twin Manifestations of God for this day. Take heed lest, when partaking of food, ye plunge your hands into the contents of bowls and platters. 74. The Universal House of Justice has also clarified that Bahá’u’lláh’s prohibition concerning the confession of sins does not prevent an individual from admitting transgressions in the course of consultations held under the aegis of Bahá’í institutions. This ‘old version’ of the Bahá’í Reference Library will be replaced at a later date. Universal House of Justice 3. Bahá’u’lláh ordains both the Universal House of Justice and the Local Houses of Justice in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas. There are a number of passages in the Bahá’í Writings in praise of music. Introduction. This ‘old version’ of the Bahá’í Reference Library will be replaced at a later date. Coming soon . Ye are free to wear the fur of the sable as ye would that of the beaver, the squirrel, and other animals, 13. God hath … abolished the concept of “uncleanness”, whereby divers things and peoples have been held to be impure. It is obligatory for men and women to engage in a trade or profession. In relation to the application of the fine, Bahá’u’lláh clearly specifies that each succeeding fine is double the preceding one (Q&A 23); thus the fine imposed increases in geometrical progression. 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. It was supplemented by later Writings and by Bahá’u’lláh’s replies to a series of questions posed by one of His secretaries. Upon completing your prostrations, seat yourselves cross-legged, 23. The Baháʼí Faith was introduced to Alaska before the 1915 arrival of the first member of that religion to move there. Holy Tablets. 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. God hath exempted women who are in their courses from obligatory prayer and fasting. In the Arabic Bayán the Báb described His inheritance law as being “in accordance with a hidden knowledge in the Book of God—a knowledge that shall never change or be replaced.” He also stated that the numbers by which the division of the inheritance was expressed had been invested with a significance intended to aid in the recognition of Him Whom God will make manifest. Build ye houses of worship throughout the lands, 54. The Bab 1 'Abdu'l-Baha 10. The Kitáb-i-Aqdas is Bahá’u’lláh 's "Charter" of His "New World Order." Several types of covenants are found among religions; for instance numerous covenant references exist in the Bible. 44. 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. They pass to the eldest son and in the absence of the eldest son, they pass to the second-eldest son, and so on. Official Statements 11. Information about the Universal House of Justice and selected statements and letters. 64. This ‘old version’ of the Bahá’í Reference Library will be replaced at a later date. Two sacred Houses are covered by this ordinance, the House of the Báb in Shíráz and the House of Bahá’u’lláh in Baghdád. N. Why doesn't the Baha'i Faith feel like a culture? 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. 1883 Haifa. We have made it lawful for you to listen to music and singing. Contribute to brettz9/bahai-reference-library-wiki-overlay development by creating an account on GitHub. Baha'i World Volumes 1. The official news website of the worldwide Bahá’í community . 141. The authoritative online source of Bahá’í writings. Alaqdas.org Kitab-i-Iqan - کتاب ایقان - The Book of Certitude - A treatise written by Bahá’u’lláh defending the station of the Báb. 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, 69. it is not seemly to let the hair pass beyond the limit of the ears, 70. 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. 145. turn your faces toward Him Whom God hath purposed, Who hath branched from this Ancient Root. This "Most Holy Book," whose provisions must remain inviolate for no less than a thousand years, and … 15 Ma'idih-yi-Asmani_Jild_7.pdf. 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. 16. Compilations 19. 21. 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. Build ye houses of worship throughout the lands ¶31. 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). Beware that ye take not unto yourselves more wives than two. The general powers and duties of the Universal House of Justice, the National Spiritual Assemblies and the Local Spiritual Assemblies and the qualifications for membership are set forth in the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá, in the letters of Shoghi Effendi, and in the elucidations of the Universal House of Justice. 43. 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.] 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. We have absolved you from the requirement of performing the Prayer of the Signs. We have also created another such sidepanel but for searching the Writings (at the Bahá'í Reference Library). Information about the Universal House of Justice and selected statements and letters. Should the deceased leave offspring, but none of the other categories of heirs ¶22. 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. We have conditioned it … upon the permission of their parents, 93. God had formerly laid upon each one of the believers the duty of offering before Our throne priceless gifts from among his possessions. It behoveth them to be the trusted ones of the Merciful among men, 53. Bahá’u’lláh provides for the possibility that the line of Aghṣán would terminate prior to the establishment of the Universal House of Justice. ‘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. … It was here that the Kitab-i-Aqdas was revealed. 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. 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. He indicates that it remains for the Universal House of Justice to determine the penalty for adultery committed by a married individual. 1863 Adrianople . Ye have been enjoined to renew the furnishings of your homes after the passing of each nineteen years, 168. [Recopied from above, September, … 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. Bahá’í Reference Library. 28. Over time the community of Baháʼís grew and established local governing councils called spiritual assemblies in several cities. Bahá’u’lláh's room in the house of ‘Údi Khammár, where He revealed the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, late 1900s ... Bahá’í Reference Library. 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. The weight of nine of these mithqál equals 32.775 grams or 1.05374 troy ounces. 1892 The Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh. The new version of the Bahá’i Reference Library can be accessed here » Home Bahá'u'lláh. Menu Baha'i Reference Library Categories Categories. Whoso layeth claim to a Revelation direct from God, ere the expiration of a full thousand years. 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. 32. 51. In this chapter He stresses, among other things, the inseparability of essential “infallibility” from the Manifestations of God, and asserts that “whatever emanates from Them is identical with the truth, and conformable to reality,” that “They are not under the shadow of the former laws,” and “Whatever They say is the word of God, and whatever They perform is an upright action.”, 76. We have assigned the residence and personal clothing of the deceased to the male, not female, offspring, nor to the other heirs. See also a Kitáb-i-Aqdas Windows Help File. 130. Information about the Universal House of Justice and selected statements and letters. 45. 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. If the husband is unaware of … The “Land of Mystery” refers to Adrianople, and “this Resplendent Spot” is a reference to ‘Akká. 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. 64. Pages 180 … 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. God hath imposed a fine on every adulterer and adulteress, to be paid to the House of Justice, “in accordance with the specification of the Bayán”. Reference. Whoso wisheth to increase this sum, it is forbidden him to exceed the limit of ninety-five mi, 96. should any one of His servants intend to travel, he must fix for his wife a time when he will return home, 97. it behoveth her to wait for a period of nine months, after which there is no impediment to her taking another husband, 98. she should choose the course that is praiseworthy, 100. Recite ye the verses of God every morn and eventide. ¶37. This ‘old version’ of the Bahá’í Reference Library will be replaced at a later date. This ‘old version’ of the Bahá’í Reference Library will be replaced at a later date. Bahá’u’lláh has specified that pilgrimage to either of these two Houses fulfills the requirement of this passage (Q&A 25, 29). Elsewhere Bahá’u’lláh affirms: “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. Bahá’u’lláh's room in the house of ‘Údi Khammár, where He revealed the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, late 1900s 16 Majmuih-yi-Adhkar_va_Idiyyih_min_Athar-i-Hadrat-i-Bahaullah.pdf. 69. it is not seemly to let the hair pass beyond the limit of the ears ¶44. Add or read links or comments pertaining to the Kitáb-i-Aqdas here The intimation of His Revelation to Bahá’u’lláh in the Síyáh-Chál of Ṭihrán, in October 1852, marks the birth of His Prophetic Mission and hence the commencement of the one thousand years or more that must elapse before the appearance of the next Manifestation of God. We have assigned the residence and personal clothing of the deceased to the male, not female, offspring, nor to the other heirs. Reference Login. 1879 Bahjí. 123. within thee was born the Manifestation of His Glory, 125. ¶46. The Kitáb-i-Aqdas. In the East, the practice has been for followers of a religious leader, out of deference, to walk a pace or two behind him. A new version of the Bahá’í Reference Library is now available. Register. 166. Mark items off as read and navigate the contents of the book thru a direct reading plan. For another old translation of the Aqdas, by Earl Elder commissioned by William Miller (1961), see the "multilinear translation." The Lord hath ordained that those of you who are able shall make pilgrimage to the sacred House, “Most Holy Shrine, the Blessed House in Ba, “if one can afford it and is able to do so, and if no obstacle stands in one’s way.”, 55. and from this He hath exempted women as a mercy on His part, “if a person is incapable of earning a living, is stricken by dire poverty or becometh helpless, then it is incumbent on the wealthy or the Deputies to provide him with a monthly allowance for his subsistence.… By ‘Deputies’ is meant the representatives of the people, that is to say the members of the House of Justice.”. 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. Bahá’u’lláh clarifies various aspects of this part of the law of inheritance. And among the people is he who layeth claim to inner knowledge, 61. Say: God hath made My hidden love the key to the Treasure, 25. The traveller, the ailing, those who are with child or giving suck, are not bound by the Fast; they have been exempted by God as a token of His grace. Paragraphs 1–40. God hath imposed a fine on every adulterer and adulteress, to be paid to the House of Justice. The new version of the Bahá’i Reference Library can be accessed here » Home Bahá'u'lláh. The official news website of the worldwide Bahá’í community. The colophon on page 49 gives the history of this particular document (though the name of the typist is not noted). Latest: … ), 49. This "Most Holy Book," whose provisions must remain inviolate for no less than a thousand years, and … In the Bayán, the Báb enjoined the ordinance of pilgrimage once in a lifetime upon those of His followers who were financially able to undertake the journey. Bahá’u’lláh in the Kitab-i-Aqdas and the Kitab-i-Ahd appointed ‘Abdu’l-Bahá as the Center of His Covenant and the infallible interpreter of His Cause. He specifies that if there be more than one residence, the principal and most important one passes to the male offspring. We have commanded you to pray and fast from the beginning of maturity, 14. “whatever emanates from Them is identical with the truth, and conformable to reality,”, “They are not under the shadow of the former laws,”, “Whatever They say is the word of God, and whatever They perform is an upright action.”, 76. Bahá’u’lláh exalts “engagement in such work” to the “rank of worship” of God. Wash ye every soiled thing with water that hath undergone no alteration in any one of the three respects. Publications 1. 41. "Of the more than one hundred volumes comprising the sacred Writings of Baha'u'llah, the Kitab-i-Aqdas is of unique importance. Register. 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. Ye have been forbidden to commit murder, 38. The Universal House of Justice and the National and Local Spiritual Assemblies currently have nine members each, the minimum number prescribed by Bahá’u’lláh. Menu Baha'i Reference Library Categories Categories. The Bahá'í administration or Bahá'í administrative order is the administrative system of the Bahá'í Faith. God hath laid hold on him who led thee astray. 81. In the Tablet of Ishráqát, Bahá’u’lláh affirms that the Most Great Infallibility is confined to the Manifestations of God. Pages 91-92 : THE … Recent Discussions. The Lord hath ordained that those of you who are able shall make pilgrimage to the sacred House, 55. and from this He hath exempted women as a mercy on His part. 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. vii : In … All details concerning the nature of the mark, how the mark is to be applied, how long it must be worn, on what conditions it may be removed, as well as the seriousness of various degrees of theft have been left by Bahá’u’lláh for the Universal House of Justice to determine when the law is applied. The weight of the traditional mithqál used in the Middle East is equivalent to 24 nakhuds. Bahá’u’lláh has established consultation as one of the fundamental principles of His Faith and has exhorted the believers to “take counsel together in all matters.” He describes consultation as “the lamp of guidance which leadeth the way” and as “the bestower of understanding.” Shoghi Effendi states that the “principle of consultation … constitutes one of the basic laws” of the Bahá’í Administrative Order. 154. 19 Nafhatul … ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá, in His Will and Testament, appointed Shoghi Effendi, His eldest grandson, as the Guardian and Head of the Faith. We perceive that which secretly and stealthily diffuseth from thee. The Lord hath ordained that those of you who are able shall make pilgrimage to the sacred House ¶32. 104. A new version of the Bahá’í Reference Library is now available. ... Bahá’u’lláh's room in the house of ‘Údi Khammár, where He revealed the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, late 1900s. ¶25. The Lord hath ordained that in every city a House of Justice be established ¶30. 43. Holy Land; 1868 ‘Akká. This is that hidden knowledge which shall never change, since its beginning is with nine, 49. The official news website of the worldwide Bahá’í community. He hath exempted from this those who are weak from illness or age, 15. 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. In one of His Tablets, ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá refers to some of the spiritual and social implications of the violation of the laws of morality and, concerning the penalty here described, He indicates that the aim of this law is to make clear to all that such an action is shameful in the eyes of God and that, in the event that the offense can be established and the fine imposed, the principal purpose is the exposure of the offenders—that they are shamed and disgraced in the eyes of society. Whoso layeth claim to a Revelation direct from God, ere the expiration of a full thousand years, “twelve months according to the Qur’án, and of nineteen months of nineteen days each, according to the Bayán.”. Baha'i Writings 30. 75. 1877 Mazra‘ih. 48. Let the days in excess of the months be placed before the month of fasting. 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. The “nine” mentioned here is represented in the Arabic text by the letter “Ṭá,” which is its equivalent in the abjad notation (see Glossary). The Kitáb-i-Aqdas. “In all the Divine Dispensations the eldest son hath been given extraordinary distinctions. 193. The Lord hath prohibited … the practice to which ye formerly had recourse when thrice ye had divorced a woman. 138. 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. Now available in hard cover. He also outlines the precise intention of this verse and its implications for the distribution of the inheritance (Q&A 5). 72. Even the station of prophethood hath been his birthright.”, 45. Bahá’u’lláh's room in the house of ‘Údi Khammár, where He revealed the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, c. 1921. 1.y.iii.-iv. The new version of the Bahá’i Reference Library can be accessed here », A DESCRIPTION OF THE KITÁB-I-AQDAS BY SHOGHI EFFENDI, SOME TEXTS REVEALED BY BAHÁ’U’LLÁH SUPPLEMENTARY TO THE KITÁB-I-AQDAS, “A number of Tablets revealed by Bahá’u’lláh after the…”, SYNOPSIS AND CODIFICATION OF THE LAWS AND ORDINANCES OF THE KITÁB-I-AQDAS, 1. the sweet-smelling savour of My garment. Amongst the people is he who seateth himself amid the sandals by the door whilst coveting in his heart the seat of honor. ‘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. The institution of the House of Justice consists of elected councils which operate at the local, national and international levels of society. 78. nine mithqáls of gold, to be doubled if they should repeat the offense ¶49. This aspect of the law applies only in the case of the son who predeceases his father or mother. Traditionally in the East it has been the practice to remove sandals and shoes before entering a gathering. Should only one party to a marriage embrace this Cause, his or her possessions will become unlawful to the other, 160. Official Statements 11. The authoritative online source of Bahá’í writings. 106. Bahá’í Reference Library. We have relieved you of a greater number, 7. In a Tablet, He indicates that the “Most Holy Shrine, the Blessed House in Baghdád and the venerated House of the Báb in Shíráz” are “consecrated to pilgrimage,” and that it is “obligatory” to visit these places “if one can afford it and is able to do so, and if no obstacle stands in one’s way.” No rites have been prescribed for pilgrimage to the Most Holy Shrine. However, the mithqál used by the Bahá’ís consists of 19 nakhuds, “in accordance with the specification of the Bayán” (Q&A 23). 1: Version: Book: Chapter: Verse: Search keywords . In regions where the days and nights grow long, let times of prayer be gauged by clocks and other instruments that mark the passage of the hours. Ye have been prohibited from making use of pulpits. This ‘old version’ of the Bahá’í Reference Library will be replaced at a later date. 19. It is unlawful to enter into marriage save with a believer in the Bayán. 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 ¶41. 79. The significance of nine lies in its being the numerical equivalent of the Greatest Name “Bahá,” alluded to in the next part of this verse as “the concealed and manifest, the inviolable and unapproachably exalted Name.” (See also note 33. Pages vii-viii : PREFACE. 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. It was supplemented by later Writings and by Bahá’u’lláh’s replies to a series of questions posed by one of His secretaries. ’ u ’ lláh … we have made it lawful for you to listen to music and kitáb i aqdas bahá i reference library that. … had formerly laid upon each one of the Bahá ’ u ’ lláh exempts! 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