The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
Notes
162.It is unlawful to beg, and it is forbidden to give to him who beggeth.   ¶147
In a Tablet ‘Abdu’l-Bahá expounds the meaning of this verse. He states that “mendicancy is forbidden and that giving charity to people who take up begging as their profession is also prohibited.” He further points out in that same Tablet: “The object is to uproot mendicancy altogether. However, if a person is incapable of earning a living, is stricken by dire poverty or becometh helpless, then it is incumbent on the wealthy or the Deputies to provide him with a monthly allowance for his subsistence… By ‘Deputies’ is meant the representatives of the people, that is to say the members of the House of Justice.”1
The prohibition against giving charity to people who beg does not preclude individuals and Spiritual Assemblies from extending financial assistance to the poor and needy or from providing them with opportunities to acquire such skills as would enable them to earn a livelihood (see note 56).
 
1 Lights of Guidance, p. 120, no. 409
Other Related References
Lights of Guidance
Begging,   p. 120, (409, 410)