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Short Obligatory Prayer
To Be Recited Once In Twenty-four Hours,...

78 Nine Mithqals Of Gold To Be Doubled If They Should Repeat The Offence #49
A mithqal is a unit of weight. The weight of the trad...

The Tablet Of Ishraqat
The Eighth Ishraq Thi...

Synopsis And Codification
I. THE APPOINTMENT OF 'ABDU'L-BAHA AS THE SUCCE...

93 No Marriage May Be Contracted Without Payment Of A Dowry #66
The Synopsis and Codification, section IV.C.1.j.i.-v....

189 This New World Order #181
In the Persian Bayan, the Bab stated: Well is it w...

83 If Ye Should Hunt With Beasts Or Birds Of Prey
invoke ye the Name of God when ye send them to pursue ...





The Kitab-i-aqdas





Introduction
A Description Of The Kitab-i-aqdas By Shoghi Effendi
The Kitab-i-aqdas
Some Texts Revealed By Baha'u'llah Supplementary To The Kitab-i-aqdas
The Tablet Of Ishraqat
Long Obligatory Prayer
Short Obligatory Prayer
Prayer For The Dead
Synopsis And Codification
1 The Sweet-smelling Savour Of My Garment #4
2 We Have Unsealed The Choice Wine With The Fingers Of Might And Power #5
3 We Have Enjoined Obligatory Prayer Upon You #6
4 Nine Rak'ahs #6
5 At Noon And In The Morning And The Evening #6
6 We Have Relieved You Of A Greater Number #6
7 When Ye Desire To Perform This Prayer
8 And When The Sun Of Truth And Utterance Shall Set
9 We Have Set Forth The Details Of Obligatory Prayer In Another Tablet#8
10 The Prayer For The Dead #8
11 Six Specific Passages Have Been Sent Down By God The Revealer Of Verses #8
12 Hair Doth Not Invalidate Your Prayer
13 We Have Commanded You To Pray And Fast From The Beginning Of Maturity #10
14 He Hath Exempted From This Those Who Are Weak From Illness Or Age #10
15 God Hath Granted You Leave To Prostrate Yourselves On Any Surface That Is Clean
16 Let Him That Findeth No Water For Ablution
17 In Regions Where The Days And Nights Grow Long
18 We Have Absolved You From The Requirement Of Performing The Prayer Of The Signs #11
19 Save In The Prayer For The Dead The Practice Of Congregational Prayer Hath Been Annulled #12
20 God Hath Exempted Women Who Are In Their Courses From Obligatory Prayer And Fasting #13
21 When Travelling If Ye Should Stop And Rest In Some Safe Spot Perform Ye
22 Upon Completing Your Prostrations Seat Yourselves Cross-legged #14
23 Say: God Hath Made My Hidden Love The Key To The Treasure #15
24 O Pen Of The Most High! #16
25 We Have Enjoined Upon You Fasting During A Brief Period #16
26 And At Its Close Have Designated For You Naw-ruz As A Feast #16
27 Let The Days In Excess Of The Months Be Placed Before The Month Of Fasting #16
28 We Have Ordained That These Shall Be The Manifestations Of The Letter Ha #16
29 These Days Of Giving That Precede The Season Of Restraint #16
30 The Traveller Not Bound By The Fast #16
31 The Traveller The Ailing Those Who Are With Child Or Giving Suck Are Not Bound By The Fast
32 Abstain From Food And Drink From Sunrise To Sundown #17
33 It Hath Been Ordained That Every Believer In God
34 Perform Ye Ablutions For The Obligatory Prayer #18
35 Ye Have Been Forbidden To Commit Murder #19
36 Or Adultery #19
37 Backbiting Or Calumny #19
38 We Have Divided Inheritance Into Seven Categories #20
39 To The Brothers Five Parts To The Sisters Four Parts #20
40 The Teachers #20
41 When We Heard The Clamour Of The Children As Yet Unborn We Doubled
42 The House Of Justice #21
43 Should The Deceased Leave Offspring But None Of The Other Categories Of Heirs #22
44 We Have Assigned The Residence And Personal Clothing Of The Deceased
45 Should The Son Of The Deceased Have Passed Away In The Days Of His
46 If The Deceased Should Leave Children Who Are Under Age
47 Division Of The Estate Should Take Place Only After The Huququ'llah Hath Been Paid
48 This Is That Hidden Knowledge Which Shall Never Change Since Its Beginning Is With Nine #29
49 The Lord Hath Ordained That In Every City A House Of Justice Be Established #30
50 The Number Of Baha #30
51 It Behoveth Them To Be The Trusted Ones Of The Merciful Among Men #30
52 Take Counsel Together #30
53 Build Ye Houses Of Worship Throughout The Lands #31
54 The Lord Hath Ordained That Those Of You Who Are Able Shall Make Pilgrimage To The Sacred House #32
55 And From This He Hath Exempted Women As A Mercy On His Part #32
56 To Engage In Some Occupation #33
57 The Kissing Of Hands Hath Been Forbidden In The Book #34
58 To None Is It Permitted To Seek Absolution From Another Soul #34
59 Amongst The People Is He Who Seateth Himself Amid The Sandals
60 And Among The People Is He Who Layeth Claim To Inner Knowledge #36
61 How Many A Man Hath Secluded Himself In The Climes Of India
62 Whoso Layeth Claim To A Revelation Direct From God
63 This Is That Of Which We Gave You Forewarning When
64 Amongst The People Is He Whose Learning Hath Made Him Proud
65 Nimrod #41
66 Aghsan #42
67 Revert To The People Of Baha #42
68 Shave Not Your Heads #44
69 It Is Not Seemly To Let The Hair Pass Beyond The Limit Of The Ears #44
70 Exile And Imprisonment Are Decreed For The Thief #45
71 On The Third Offence
72 Whoso Wisheth To Make Use Of Vessels Of Silver And Gold Is At Liberty To Do So #46
73 Take Heed Lest When Partaking Of Food Ye Plunge Your Hands Into The Contents Of Bowls And Platters #46
74 Adopt Ye Such Usages As Are Most In Keeping With Refinement #46
75 He Who Is The Dawning-place Of God's Cause Hath No Partner In The Most Great Infallibility #47
76 Unto Every Father Hath Been Enjoined The Instruction Of His Son And Daughter In The Art Of Reading And Writing #48
77 God Hath Imposed A Fine On Every Adulterer And Adulteress To Be Paid To The House Of Justice #49
78 Nine Mithqals Of Gold To Be Doubled If They Should Repeat The Offence #49
79 We Have Made It Lawful For You To Listen To Music And Singing #51
80 O Ye Men Of Justice! #52
81 The Penalties For Wounding Or Striking A Person Depend Upon The
82 Verily It Is Enjoined Upon You To Offer A Feast Once In Every Month #57
83 If Ye Should Hunt With Beasts Or Birds Of Prey
84 Hunt Not To Excess #60
85 He Hath Granted Them No Right To The Property Of Others #61
86 Should Anyone Intentionally Destroy A House By Fire
87 Should Ye Condemn The Arsonist And The Murderer To Life Imprisonment
88 God Hath Prescribed Matrimony Unto You #63
89 Beware That Ye Take Not Unto Yourselves More Wives Than Two
90 He Who Would Take Into His Service A Maid May Do So With Propriety #63
91 This Is My Bidding Unto You; Hold Fast To It As An Assistance To Yourselves #63
92 We Have Conditioned It Upon The Permission Of Their Parents #65
93 No Marriage May Be Contracted Without Payment Of A Dowry #66
94 For City-dwellers At Nineteen Mithqals Of Pure Gold And For
95 Whoso Wisheth To Increase This Sum
96 Should Any One Of His Servants Intend To Travel He Must Fix For His Wife A Time When He Will Return Home #67
97 It Behoveth Her To Wait For A Period Of Nine Months After Which There Is No Impediment To Her Taking Another Husband #67
98 She Should Choose The Course That Is Praiseworthy #67
99 Two Just Witnesses #67
100 Should Resentment Or Antipathy Arise Between Husband And Wife
101 The Lord Hath Prohibited
102 He Who Hath Divorced His Wife May Choose Upon The Passing Of Each Month
103 Semen Is Not Unclean # 74
104 Cleave Ye Unto The Cord Of Refinement #74
105 Wash Ye Every Soiled Thing With Water That Hath Undergone No Alteration In Any One Of The Three Respects #74
106 God Hath Abolished The Concept Of Uncleanness Whereby Divers Things And Peoples Have Been Held To Be Impure #75
107 First Day Of Ridvan #75
108 The Bayan #77
109 The Destruction Of Books #77
110 We Have Permitted You To Read Such Sciences As Are Profitable Unto You Not Such As End In Idle Disputation #77
111 He Who Held Converse With God #80
112 Sinai #80
113 The Spirit Of God #80
114 Carmel Zion #80
115 The Crimson Ark #84
116 O Emperor Of Austria!
117 O King Of Berlin! #86
118 The One Whose Power Transcended Thy Power And Whose Station Excelled Thy Station #86
119 O People Of Constantinople! #89
120 O Spot That Art Situate On The Shores Of The Two Seas! #89
121 O Banks Of The Rhine! #90
122 O Land Of Ta #91
124 O Land Of Kha! #94
125 Should Anyone Acquire One Hundred Mithqals Of Gold Nineteen Mithqals Thereof Are God's And To Be Rendered Unto Him #97
126 Various Petitions Have Come Before Our Throne From The Believers
127 Crimson Spot #100
128 The Sadratu'l-muntaha #100
129 The Mother Book #103
130 Whoso Interpreteth What Hath Been Sent Down From The Heaven Of
131 Approach Not The Public Pools Of Persian Baths #106
133 It Is Forbidden You To Wed Your Fathers' Wives #107
134 The Subject Of Boys #107
135 To None Is It Permitted To Mutter Sacred Verses Before The Public Gaze As He Walketh In The Street Or Marketplace #108
136 Unto Everyone Hath Been Enjoined The Writing Of A Will #109
137 The Most Great Name #109
138 All Feasts Have Attained Their Consummation In The Two Most Great
139 The First Day Of The Month Of Baha #111
140 The Most Great Festival Is Indeed The King Of Festivals #112
142 The Hour Of Dawn #115
143 These Tablets Are Embellished With The Seal Of Him
144 It Is Inadmissible That Man Who Hath Been Endowed With Reason Should Consume That Which Stealeth It Away #119
145 Turn Your Faces Toward Him Whom God Hath Purposed Who Hath Branched From This Ancient Root #121
146 In The Bayan It Had Been Forbidden You To Ask Us Questions #126
147 The Number Of Months In A Year Appointed In The Book Of God Is Nineteen #127
148 The First Hath Been Adorned With This Name Which Overshadoweth The Whole Of Creation #127
149 The Lord Hath Decreed That The Dead Should Be Interred In Coffins #128
150 The Point Of The Bayan #129
151 The Deceased Should Be Enfolded In Five Sheets Of Silk Or Cotton #130
152 It Is Forbidden You To Transport The Body Of The Deceased A Greater Distance Than One Hour's Journey From The City #130
153 God Hath Removed The Restrictions On Travel That Had Been Imposed In
154 Raise Up And Exalt The Two Houses In The Twin Hallowed Spots
155 Take Heed Lest Ye Be Prevented By Aught That Hath Been Recorded In The Book From Hearkening Unto This The Living Book #134
156 Tribute To This Revelation From The Pen Of Him Who Was My Herald #135
157 The Qiblih Is Indeed He Whom God Will Make Manifest; Whenever He Moveth It Moveth Until He Shall Come To Rest #137
159 The Point Of The Bayan #140
160 Verily There Is None Other God Besides Me #143
161 Payment Of Zakat #146
162 It Is Unlawful To Beg And It Is Forbidden To Give To Him Who Beggeth #147
163 A Fine Had Formerly Been Prescribed For Anyone Who Was The Cause Of Sadness To Another #148
164 The Sacred Lote-tree # 148
165 Recite Ye The Verses Of God Every Morn And Eventide #149
166 Ye Have Been Enjoined To Renew The Furnishings Of Your Homes After The Passing Of Each Nineteen Years #151
167 Wash Your Feet #152
168 Ye Have Been Prohibited From Making Use Of Pulpits
169 Gambling #155
170 The Use Of Opium Any Substance That Induceth Sluggishness And Torpor #155
171 The Mystery Of The Great Reversal In The Sign Of The Sovereign #157
172 The Six Raised Up By Virtue Of This Upright Alif #157
173 It Hath Been Forbidden You To Carry Arms Unless Essential #159
174 And Permitted You To Attire Yourselves In Silk #159
176 O Land Of Kaf And Ra! #164
177 We Perceive That Which Secretly And Stealthily Diffuseth From Thee #164
178 Call Ye To Mind The Shaykh Whose Name Was Muhammad-hasan #166
179 A Sifter Of Wheat And Barley # 166
180 Take Heed Lest The Word Prophet Withhold You From This Most Great
181 Any Reference To Vicegerency Debar You From The Sovereignty Of Him Who Is The Vicegerent Of God #167
182 Call Ye To Mind Karim #170
183 O Ye The Learned Ones In Baha #173
184 Refer Ye Whatsoever Ye Understand Not In The Book To Him Who Hath Branched From This Mighty Stock #174
185 The School Of Transcendent Oneness #175
186 We Accepted The Verses Of God Which He Presented Unto Us #175
187 O People Of The Bayan! #176
188 The Letters B And E Were Joined And Knit Together #177
189 This New World Order #181
190 O Source Of Perversion! #184
191 Remember How We Nurtured Thee By Day And By Night For Service To The Cause #184
192 God Hath Laid Hold On Him Who Led Thee Astray #184
193 Select Ye A Single Language Adopt Ye A Common Script #189
194 We Have Appointed Two Signs For The Coming Of Age Of The Human Race #189