The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
130The Lord hath decreed, moreover, that the deceased should be enfolded in five sheets of silk or cotton. For those whose means are limited a single sheet of either fabric will suffice. Thus hath it been ordained by Him Who is the All-Knowing, the All-Informed. It is forbidden you to transport the body of the deceased a greater distance than one hour’s journey from the city; rather should it be interred, with radiance and serenity, in a nearby place.
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Cross-References
Burial
one hour’s journey,   Q16, n149, n152
shroud,   Q56, n149, n151
Study Guide
What should the deceased “be enfolded in”, if possible?
What is forbidden?
How should the body be interred?
(See Note 152)
Complete:
The sooner the burial takes place, “the . . . ”
How may the one hour’s journey be calculated?
What is the spirit of this law?
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Bahá’í Burial