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137 The Most Great Name #109
As explained in note 33, the Greatest Name of God ...

88
By My Lord! Notwithstanding all that We have revealed un...

12: O Man Of Two Visions! Close One Eye And Open The Other Close One To
O MAN OF TWO VISIONS! Close one eye and open the othe...

133 It Is Forbidden You To Wed Your Fathers' Wives #107
Marriage with one's stepmother is here explicitly pro...

The Purpose Of God In Creating Man Hath
The purpose of God in creating man hath been, and wil...

60
Ponder then, O My friend, the words "firm faith" that ha...

69
Would that pure and stainless hearts could be found, tha...





162 It Is Unlawful To Beg And It Is Forbidden To Give To Him Who Beggeth #147






In a Tablet 'Abdu'l-Baha expounds the meaning of this verse. He states
that mendicancy is forbidden and that giving charity to people who take
up begging as their profession is also prohibited. He further points out
in that same Tablet: The object is to uproot mendicancy altogether.
However, 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.

The prohibition against giving charity to people who beg does not preclude
individuals and Spiritual Assemblies from extending financial assistance
to the poor and needy or from providing them with opportunities to acquire
such skills as would enable them to earn a livelihood (see note 56).





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