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The Kitáb-i-Aqdas   By: (1817-1892)

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The Kitáb i Aqdas

by Bahá'u'lláh

Edition 1, (June 21, 2005)

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CONTENTS

Baha'i Terms of Use Preface Introduction A Description of the Kitáb i Aqdas by Shoghi Effendi The Kitáb i Aqdas Some Texts Revealed By Bahá'u'lláh Supplementary To The Kitáb i Aqdas The Tablet of Ishráqát Long Obligatory Prayer Medium Obligatory Prayer Short Obligatory Prayer Prayer For The Dead Questions And Answers Synopsis And Codification Of The Laws And Ordinances Of The Kitáb i Aqdas Summary Of Contents Synopsis And Codification Notes 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'áhs 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, 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 6 8. and when the Sun of Truth and Utterance shall set, turn your faces towards the Spot that We have ordained for you 6 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, nor aught from which the spirit hath departed, such as bones and the like. Ye are free to wear the fur of the sable as ye would that of the beaver, the squirrel, and other animals 9 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, for We have removed in this regard the limitation that had been laid down in the Book 10 16. 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. 10 17. 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. 10 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 men and women alike a single prostration in place of each unsaid Obligatory Prayer 14 22... Continue reading book >>






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