The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
Lord of Splendour and Beauty”. Thus hath it been decreed in the Book, if ye be of them that comprehend.
14When travelling, if ye should stop and rest in some safe spot, perform ye—men and women alike—a single prostration in place of each unsaid Obligatory Prayer, and while prostrating say “Glorified be God, the Lord of Might and Majesty, of Grace and Bounty”. Whoso is unable to do this, let him say only “Glorified be God”; this shall assuredly suffice him. He is, of a truth, the all-sufficing, the ever-abiding, the forgiving, compassionate God. Upon completing your prostrations, seat yourselves cross-legged—men and women alike—and eighteen times repeat “Glorified be God, the Lord of the kingdoms of earth and heaven”. Thus doth the Lord make plain the ways of truth and guidance, ways that lead to one way, which is this Straight Path. Render thanks unto God for this most gracious favour; offer praise unto Him for this bounty that hath encompassed the heavens and the earth; extol Him for this mercy that hath pervaded all creation.
15Say: God hath made My hidden love the key to the Treasure; would that ye might perceive it! But for the key, the Treasure would to all eternity have remained concealed; would that ye might believe it! Say: This is the Source of Revelation, the Dawning-place of Splendour, Whose brightness hath illumined the horizons of the world. Would that ye might understand! This is, verily, that fixed Decree through which every irrevocable decree hath been established.
16O Pen of the Most High! Say: O people of the world! We have enjoined upon you fasting during a
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Study Guide
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What do we say for each unsaid Obligatory Prayer when travelling?
What is said if you are unable to do this?
After completing the prostrations what is said and done?
Complete this quotation:
Render thanks . . . . . . . offer praise unto Him . . . . . . . extol Him for . . . . . .”
(See Note 21)
Is obligatory prayer suspended during travel?
(See Note 22)
What is the Arabic expression for cross-legged?
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What is the key to the Treasure?
Complete this quotation:
Say: This is the Source . . . . . . .”
(See Note 23)
What is meant by My hidden Treasure?
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(See Note 24)
What are references to Bahá’u’lláh illustrating His function as Revealer of the Word of God?
a. . . . . . . .
b. . . . . . . .
c. . . . . . . .
(See Note 25)
What are the two pillars that sustain the Revealed Law of God?
Fasting is essentially a period for what?
Is fasting symbolic?
Fasting is a reminder of what?
When is fasting enjoined upon the believers?
What does the period of fasting coincide with?
(See Note 26)
Who introduced the new calendar?
What marks the termination of the fasting period?
What day is the Day of God?
What does Naw-Rúz coincide with?
When is Naw-Rúz to be celebrated?
The law concerning the timing of Naw-Rúz will require what?
(See Note 27)
How were the “excess” days assigned?
(See Note 28)
What are the Intercalary Days associated with?
(See Note 29)
What are the intercalary days specially set aside for?
(See Question 22 p. 114, and Question 75 p. 129)
How is the definition of a journey established for exemption from fasting?
(See Question 76 p. 129, and Note 31)
People engaged in heavy labour during the month of the fast are asked to do what?
What will be defined by the Universal House of Justice?
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