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[16] Indeed, Miller only ever used it to further his polemical agenda. After more than a decade of effort, Dr. Tabucanon completed his translation of the Most Holy Book of the Baha’i Faith, which was published last month by the Philippines Baha’i Publishing Trust. Baha'i Funds; Feast and Holy Days; A-Z Items; Baha'i Introduction. The Most Holy Book. [8][3] On the basis of the authority granted ʻAbdu'l-Bahá he extended forms of the authority vested in him to the Guardianship, whose sole member was Shoghi Effendi, and the Universal, or International, House of Justice through his Will and Testament. Bahá'í eBooks Publications was established with a vision to make the Bahá'í Writings more readily available to a world that is becoming ever more technologically advanced, by publishing them in formats that can be read on all electronic devices. Bahá'u'lláh is exiled to Constantinople (Istanbul), then to Adrianople (Edirne) 1868: Bahá'u'lláh is exiled to the prison city of Akká in the Holy Land 1873: Bahá'u'lláh reveals His most holy book (the Kitáb-i-Aqdas) 1879: Bahá'u'lláh is allowed to live at Bahji, outside Akká 1892: Bahá'u'lláh dies and is interred at Bahji. Revealed soon after Baha'u'llah had been transferred to the house of Udí Khammar -circa 1873. [4][6] He also stated that if the laws were in conflict with the civil law of the country where a Baháʼí lives the laws could not be practiced. 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. Hartmut Grossmann comments about the book: "With its profound expressivity, its heartfelt excerpts from the Holy Writings of the Bahá'í Faith and the breathtaking quality of its photographs, this book conveys to the reader a true impression of the distinctive blend of spirit, harmony and beauty which characterises the Bahá'í Holy Places. 126. Main themes cover the appointment of Baháʼu'lláh's successor, who remains unnamed in the text; the layout of the future Baháʼí administration, including the mention of the Universal House of Justice and allusions to what would later be known as the Guardian; certain laws, particularly around prayer, fasting, marriage, divorce, and inheritance; admonitions toward certain individuals; and a variety of specific laws, ordinances, and prohibitions, ranging from tithes, to the Baháʼí calendar, to prohibitions on opium, slave trading, and gossip. The Most Holy Book of the Bahá'í Faith is the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, the book of laws written by Bahá’u’lláh. There are many holy books used by members of the Baha'i Faith. As many friends of Baha’is around the world prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, and in the spirit of celebrating the divine origin of Christianity, we thought we’d share a short list of books about Christianity and the Baha’i Faith. [12] In 1961, an English scholar of Arabic, Dr. Earl E. Elder, and William McElwee Miller, who (according to Laurence Elwell-Sutton) is an openly hostile Christian minister,[13] published an English translation, "Al-Kitab Al-Aqdas",[14] through the Royal Asiatic Society, however its translation of the notes section was problematic[15] and overall lacked "poetic sensibility, and skill in Arabic translation". # 98; 127. crimson Spot # 100; 128. the Sadratu’l-Muntahá # 100; 129. the Mother Book # 103 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 text also moves between statements said to be plain and statements suggesting the key to understanding the book is to look at the text for clues to itself. The Baháʼí Library Online provides a side-by-side comparison of the authorized translation with earlier translations of Anton Haddad and Earl Elder.[21]. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf was revealed by Bahá’u’lláh about one year before His death, and though it is addressed to the son of an official, it can be found relevant to a contemporary reader as well. [23][25], The institutional status of the authority of ʻAbdu'l-Bahá and a House of Justice are specifically delineated. 3.5 out of 5 stars 17. Melissa Charepoo has created several children’s books that make the significance of Baha’i holy days accessible to a young audience. A description of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, the Most Holy Book of the Baha'i Faith, written by Shoghi Effendi, it's appointed Guardian. The word Aqdas is a superlative form derived from the triconsonantal root Q-D-Š, denoting holiness or sanctity in Semitic languages. A summary lends itself to a bullet-point list of the various ideas shared throughout the text. The Kitáb-i-Aqdas or The Most Holy Book is the central book of the Bahá’í Faith containing not only its major laws but also exhortations, social principles and mystical and spiritual teachings. General Introduction; Pamphlets-Teaching; Baha'i Life. This was confirmed and amplified in other texts, notably the Kitáb-i-'Ahd. The full authoritative English translation, along with clarifying texts from Baháʼu'lláh and detailed explanatory notes from the Universal House of Justice, was first published in 1992. All downloads in Authoritative Writings and Guidance », A Description of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas by Shoghi Effendi, A Synopsis and Codification of the Laws and Ordinances of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Key to Passages from the Aqdas translated by Shoghi Effendi, Messages of the Universal House of Justice, Periodicals and Other Supplementary Materials. [11] Around 1900 an informal English translation was made by Baháʼí Anton Haddad, which circulated among the early American Baháʼí community in a typewritten form. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. [8] The style combines elements of both poetry (shi'r) and rhymed prose (saj') and the text contains instances of literary devices like alliteration, assonance, repetition, onomatopoeia, juxtaposition and antithesis, metaphors, alternation of person and personification. Bahá'u'lláh's book of laws and his most important work, dating from the early Akka period. [8][3], Baha'u'llah's statements about marriage in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas are brief. Baha’is view these works as their holy books, and regard them as an ocean of utterance, guidance and wisdom sent from the Creator: This is the Voice of God, if ye do but hearken. The UK Baha’i Publishing Trust—at www.bahaibookstore.org.uk, you’ll find multiple sources for the authentic writings of the central figures of the Baha’i Faith—Baha’u’llah, Abdu’l-Baha, and Shoghi Effendi—as well as a wide realm of thoughtful literature on Baha’i history and principles. In 1873, Bahá’u’lláh completed His most important work, the Most Holy Book (Kitáb-i-Aqdas), written in the House of ‘Údí Khammár, now part of the House of ‘Abbúd. It was published in the Arabic for circulation among Baháʼís speaking the language circa 1890. It is, of course, essential readig for any Baha'i who wants a … [4] Baha'is believe the Aqdas supersedes and succeeds previous revelations such as the Quran and the Bible. 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