The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
97Should anyone acquire one hundred mithqáls of gold, nineteen mithqáls thereof are God’s and to be rendered unto Him, the Fashioner of earth and heaven. Take heed, O people, lest ye deprive yourselves of so great a bounty. This We have commanded you, though We are well able to dispense with you and with all who are in the heavens and on earth; in it are benefits and wisdoms beyond the ken of anyone but God, the Omniscient, the All-Informed. Say: By this means He hath desired to purify what ye possess and enable you to draw nigh unto such stations as none can comprehend save those whom God hath willed. He, in truth, is the Beneficient, the Gracious, the Bountiful. O people! Deal not faithlessly with the Right of God, nor, without His leave, make free with its disposal. Thus hath His commandment been established in the holy Tablets, and in this exalted Book. He who dealeth faithlessly with God shall in justice meet with faithlessness himself; he, however, who acteth in accordance with God’s bidding shall receive a blessing from the heaven of the bounty of his Lord, the Gracious, the Bestower, the Generous, the Ancient of Days. He, verily, hath willed for you that which is yet beyond your knowledge, but which shall be known to you when, after this fleeting life, your souls soar heavenwards and the trappings of your earthly joys are folded up. Thus admonisheth you He in Whose possession is the Guarded Tablet.
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Cross-References
Divine Wisdom   K45, K182
Laws of Bahá’u’lláh
benefits of obedience to, observance of,   K7, K67, K148
purpose(s) protection and elevation of human station,   K45, K123-K124-K125, K155, Q105
Faithfulness,   16, K7, K120, K149, 160
Faithlessness,   K149
Ḥuqúqu’lláh (Right of God),   15, 155, n125
conditions for payment,   Q8, Q44-Q45, Q89-Q90, n125
Ḥuqúqu’lláh (Right of God) (cont.)
estate of deceased,   K28, Q9, Q69, Q80, n47
exemptions,   Q8, Q42, Q95
real estate yeilding no income,   Q102
Justice of God,   K157, K170
Knowledge of Bahá’u’lláh beyond human knowledge,   K39, K175-K176-K177
Observance of laws of God,   K1-K2, K17, K45, K71, K134, K138
Purification of possessions and means of sustenance,   K146
Will of God,   K157
Study Guide
Complete this quotation:
We are well able to . . . ”
What is said about faithlessness and blessing?
What is beyond our knowledge?
(See Note 125)
What is the “Right of God”?
List those to whom Ḥuqúqu’lláh has in the past been offered?
Through whom is Ḥuqúqu’lláh now offered?
What is Ḥuqúqu’lláh used for?
What sort of an obligation is it?
What is the calculation of Ḥuqúqu’lláh based on?
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Ḥuqúqu’lláh