The Kitab-i-Aqdas: The Most Holy Book

The Kitab-i-Aqdas: The Most Holy Book

Bahá'u'lláh / Nov 19, 2019

The Kitab i Aqdas The Most Holy Book In Shoghi Effendi the Guardian of the Baha i Faith included as one of the goals of his Ten Year Plan the preparation of a Synopsis and Codification of the Laws and Ordinances of the Kitab i Aqd

  • Title: The Kitab-i-Aqdas: The Most Holy Book
  • Author: Bahá'u'lláh
  • ISBN: 9780877432401
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1953 Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Baha i Faith, included as one of the goals of his Ten Year Plan the preparation of a Synopsis and Codification of the Laws and Ordinances of the Kitab i Aqdas as an essential prelude to its translation He himself worked on the codification, but had not finished it when he died in 1957 The task was continued on the basis of hisIn 1953 Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Baha i Faith, included as one of the goals of his Ten Year Plan the preparation of a Synopsis and Codification of the Laws and Ordinances of the Kitab i Aqdas as an essential prelude to its translation He himself worked on the codification, but had not finished it when he died in 1957 The task was continued on the basis of his work, and the resulting volume was released in 1973 That publication included, in addition to the Synopsis and Codification itself and explanatory notes, a compilation of the passages from the Kitab i Aqdas which had already been translated by Shoghi Effendi and published in various books The Synopsis and Codification covered the text of both the Kitab i Aqdas and the Questions and Answers which constitutes an appendix to the Aqdas In 1986 the Universal House of Justice decided that the time had come when the preparation of an English translation of the complete text of the Most Holy Book was both possible and essential and made its accomplishment a goal of the Six Year Plan 1986 1992 Its publication in English will be followed by translations in other languages It has been recognized that the Kitab i Aqdas, being Sacred Scripture, should be presented in a form which can be read with ease and inspiration, uncluttered with the footnotes and index numbers that are common in scholarly texts Nonetheless, to assist the reader in following the flow of the text and its changing themes, paragraph divisions have been added such divisions not being common in works of Arabic literature and these paragraphs have then been numbered for ease of access and indexing, as well as for uniformity of reference in all the languages in which the work will be published.Following the text of the Aqdas is a brief compilation of Writings of Baha u llah which are supplementary to the Most Holy Book, and a translation of the Questions and Answers published here for the first time.About the Author

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        Born in 1817, Bah u ll h was a member of one of the great patrician families of Persia The family could trace its lineage to the ruling dynasties of Persia s imperial past, and was endowed with wealth and vast estates Turning His back on the position at court which these advantages offered Him, Bah u ll h became known for His generosity and kindliness which made Him deeply loved among His countrymen.This privileged position did not long survive Bah u ll h s announcement of support for the message of the B b Engulfed in the waves of violence unleashed upon the B bis after the B b s execution Bah u ll h suffered not only the loss of all His worldly endowments but was subjected to imprisonment, torture, and a series of banishments The first was to Baghdad where, in 1863, He announced Himself as the One promised by the B b From Baghdad, Bah u ll h was sent to Constantinople, to Adrianople, and finally to Acre, in the Holy Land, where He arrived as a prisoner in 1868.From Adrianople and later from Acre, Bah u ll h addressed a series of letters to the rulers of His day that are among the most remarkable documents in religious history They proclaimed the coming unification of humanity and the emergence of a world civilization.The kings, emperors, and presidents of the nineteenth century were called upon to reconcile their differences, curtail their armaments, and devote their energies to the establishment of universal peace.Bah u ll h passed away at Bahji, just north of Acre, and is buried there His teachings had already begun to spread beyond the confines of the Middle East, and His Shrine is today the focal point of the world community which these teachings have brought into being.Author biography from infohai bahaullahml


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    1. الكتاب الأقدس يشبه كثيرا القرآن في شكله رغم أنه مكتوب بلغة عربية غريبة (لكنها مفهومة في غالب الأحيان).ما أثارني في هذا الكتاب هو تخفيفه للحدود الإسلامية فمثلا عوض الجلد في الإسلام، عقوبة الزاني في البهائية هي أداء مبلغ مالي كما ذكر الله في الآية 49 "قد حكم الله لكل زان و زانية د [...]


    2. The new spiritual laws from God for a new age in man's spiritual evolution. A must read for anyone really interested in the future world according to Baha'u'llah, Prophet Founder of the Baha'i Faith, and God's Messenger for today.


    3. i gave it 4 starts just cause it's so damn funny =))=)) مبدئيا هو نصه تقريبا كلام ملوش اى معنى ولا هدف انا اعتقدت ان دى ممكن تكون ترجمة مثلا بالتالى اسلوبها سيئ وبعدين اتضح ان هو ده النص الاصلى وهو اصلا بالعربى ! النص التانى عباره عن ارشادات وتعليمات بطريقه ال manualsوحجات شبه النصايح اللى كانت بتتكتب فى [...]



    4. The Kitab-i-Aqdas is the Holy book of laws for the Baha'i Faith. Translated in high, lofty English it makes for inspired reading. الله أبهى‎‎


    5. On the 100th Anniversary of the 1912 speeches in DC of Abdul Baha, the grandson of the Bahai founder, the DC Bahai group gave this to me for giving them a tour of Universalist National Memorial Church (UNMC) in DC. The precursor to UNMC was the Universalist Church of Our Father, the only church where Abdul Baha spoke. They also brought dozens of hats, gloves, scarfs, and jackets for us to distribute. A Catholic priest I know once told me, "Bahai? Oh, my! You WANT to have those people as neighbor [...]


    6. The renewed Law. Inside find the Onness and Unity of God and Religion, Elimination of Prejudice of all types, Equality of the Genders, Independent investigation of Truth, Means to an end to the Disparities between rich and poor, Universal Equal Education, UNity of NAtions and Governments


    7. This is a difficult read if you don't know much about the Baha'i faith. I'm glad I read it, though. I may go back through it from time to time.




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