The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
42Endowments dedicated to charity revert to God, the Revealer of Signs. None hath the right to dispose of them without leave from Him Who is the Dawning-place of Revelation. After Him, this authority shall pass to the Aghṣán, and after them to the House of Justice—should it be established in the world by then— that they may use these endowments for the benefit of the Places which have been exalted in this Cause, and for whatsoever hath been enjoined upon them by Him Who is the God of might and power. Otherwise, the endowments shall revert to the people of Bahá who speak not except by His leave and judge not save in accordance with what God hath decreed in this Tablet—lo, they are the champions of victory betwixt heaven and earth—that they may use them in the manner that hath been laid down in the Book of God, the Mighty, the Bountiful.
Aghsán,   n66, n67
Endowments,   n66-n67
Guardianship, anticipation of institution in Kitáb-i-Aqdas,   15, 141, 143, n66, n125
House of Justice, Universal (International)
administers endowments,   n66-n67
House of Justice, Universal (International) (cont.)
authority,   3, 5-6, 91-92
establishment,   n66-n67
ordained,   4, 15, K30, 143, n49, n66-n67
powers and duties,   n51
Study Guide
(See Note 66)
What is Aghsán?
(See Note 67)
Who are the “people of Bahá” referred to in this passage?
Who directed the affairs of the Cause after Shoghi Effendi’s death in 1957 until the election of the Universal House of Justice in 1963?
Other Related References
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh
Lawḥ-i-Karmil (Tablet of Carmel),   page 3