The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
98Various petitions have come before Our throne from the believers, concerning laws from God, the Lord of the seen and the unseen, the Lord of all worlds. We have, in consequence, revealed this Holy Tablet and arrayed it with the mantle of His Law that haply the people may keep the commandments of their Lord. Similar requests had been made of Us over several previous years but We had, in Our wisdom, withheld Our Pen until, in recent days, letters arrived from a number of the friends, and We have therefore responded, through the power of truth, with that which shall quicken the hearts of men.
character of,   ix, 13-18
circulation gradual,   9, n126
Dispensations, past, relationship
anticipated by Prophet Isaiah,   13
anticipated by writer of the Apocalypse,   13
embraces all,   18
Holy Books of,   2, 14
Bayán,   8, K142, n108, n109
laws of,   2, 4-5
provisions rest on their foundations,   1-2
English translation,   vii-viii, 10-12
Guardianship anticipated,   3-4, 14-15
House of Justice ordained,   4, 15, K30, K42, 143, n49, n66-n67
obedience to, all are charged with,   Q10
publication of original Arabic text,   9-10
revelation,   17
date,   9, 14, n126
most signal act of Bahá’u’lláh’s ministry,   13
Kitáb-i-Aqdas (cont.)
significance,   ix, 1-2, 13-18, K186
brightest emanation of Author’s mind,   13
Charter of future world civilization,   1-2, 13-15, n189
Most Holy Book,   1, 162
Mother Book of Bahá’í Dispensation,   1, 12, 13, n129
“Unerring Balance” established amongst men,   15, 17
summons to specific individuals and peoples,   16-17, 161-64
works of Bahá’u’lláh supplementary to,   91-93-99-101-102
Questions and Answers,   vii, viii, 9, 103-37
Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh revealed after the Kitáb-i-Aqdas,   9-10, 89-102
Principle of progressive revelation,   K183, n126, n180
Study Guide
What shall quicken the hearts of men?
(See Note 126)
How many years after the birth of Bahá’u’lláh’s Prophetic Mission was the Kitab-i-Aqdás revealed?
What applies even within the ministry of each Prophet?