The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
75God hath, likewise, as a bounty from His presence, abolished the concept of “uncleanliness,” whereby divers things and peoples have been held to be impure. He, of a certainty, is the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Generous. Verily, all created things were immersed in the sea of purification when, on that first day of Riḍván, We shed upon the whole of creation the splendours of Our most excellent Names and Our most exalted Attributes. This, verily, is a token of My loving providence, which hath encompassed all the worlds. Consort ye then with the followers of all religions, and proclaim ye the Cause of your Lord, the Most Compassionate; this is the very crown of deeds, if ye be of them that understand.
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Cross-References
All things purified,   n106
Bahá’í and non-Bahá’ís,   K29, K144, Q84
Bahá’u’lláh, declaration of mission,   n107
Consort with followers of all religions,   16, K144
First day of Riḍván,   n107, n138, n140
Proclamation of Cause of God,   K80, K103, K118, K132, K134, K143, K163, K168, n158
Uncleanliness, ritual concept abolished,   158, n106
Study Guide
What were all created things immersed in and when?
What is the very crown of deeds?
(See Note 107)
What happened on the first day of Riḍván?
How does Bahá’u’lláh refer to His Declaration?
How does Bahá’u’lláh describe the Garden of Riḍván?
What are the holiest and most significant of all Bahá’í festivals?