al-Kitab al-Aqdas. Completed in in the House of `Abbud in `Akka. This version edited by Aleksandr Tumanskii, Kitabe Akdes: “Le livre le plus saint” des . The Kitáb-i-Aqdas, the Most Holy Book of the Bahá’í Faith. Al-Kitab al-Aqdas or the Most Holy Book. Series: Oriental Translation Fund, Royal Asiatic Society, Volume: Author: Baha’u’llah. Publication Date: 1 June.

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Such methods of application of law in a religious context are, in the opinion of Roshan Danish, common in Islam and Judaism. Additionally one is to eschew emphasis in the development of textualist and intentionalist arguments about the law though some of this is aaqdas in scholarship on the Aqdas.

Retrieved 10 January Al-kitab al-aqdas or The most holy book. Retrieved September 19, kiab Scholarly review finds the Aqdas has themes of laws of worship, societal relations and administrative organization, or governance, of the religion. It also relates to scriptures of other religions by abrogation, explanation, affirmation or reformation — an example of progressive revelation as a principle of the religion.


The book was divided into six main themes in the Synopsis and Codification by Shoghi Wqdas. The text also moves between statements said to be plain and statements suggesting the key to understanding the book is to look adas the text for clues to itself.

Retrieved from ” https: The goal of application of the law and its methods are not to cause disturbance and dissension and requires an appreciation for context and intention. Doctrinal Foundations, Principles and Structures”. Rules and principles are interspersed and guide interpretation, and authority and limits for authorized interpretation are also specified.

Al-Kitab al-Aqdas or the Most Holy Book

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Marriage is highly recommended but is stated to not be obligatory. Indeed, it insists that divine law is applicable only aqdzs situations with requisite conditions, where it is likely to have certain social effects. Translated by Elder, Earl E. The Ocean of His Words: Views Read Edit View history.

Elder, and William McElwee Millerwho 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 Societyhowever its translation of the aqfas section was problematic [15] and overall lacked “poetic sensibility, and skill in Arabic translation”.


Further reading [ edit ] The Kitab-i-Aqdas: Goswami, Samarendra Nath, ed.

University Press of Maryland. This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat Baha’is believe the Aqdas supersedes and succeeds previous revelations such as the Quran and the Bible.

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Certain possible sources of law are specifically abrogated: Bausani 9 August Journal of Law and Religion. This stands in some distinction from other scriptures by not using triumphal tones as the voice of God is given to be viewed but rather one of progressive development, social context, and outright delay in application until another day. An Introduction to the Kita Faith.

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