The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
19Ye have been forbidden to commit murder or adultery, or to engage in backbiting or calumny; shun ye, then, what hath been prohibited in the holy Books and Tablets.
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Cross-References
Adultery,   15, K49, Q23, Q49, 157, n36, n77
Backbiting,   15, 157, n37
Calumny,   15, 157, n37
Murder,   15, K73, 157, n35
Study Guide
It is forbidden to commit what?
We are not to engage in what?
What are we to shun?
(See Note 35)
When is it necessary to pay a special indemnity?
(See Note 36)
What does the Arabic word “ziná” translate into here and what does it signify?
What is left to the Universal House of Justice?
(See Note 37)
What has been repeatedly condemned by Bahá’u’lláh?
Learn these two Hidden Words relating to these commandments:
O Son of Being! How couldst thou forget thine own faults . . . ”(Arabic, 26)
O Son of Man! Breath not the sins of others . . . ”(Arabic, 27)
What is the tongue for?
What should be uttered?
What should everyone refrain from?