The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
18It hath been ordained that every believer in God, the Lord of Judgement, shall, each day, having washed his hands and then his face, seat himself and, turning unto God, repeat “Alláh-u-Abhá” ninety-five times. Such was the decree of the Maker of the Heavens when, with majesty and power, He established Himself upon the thrones of His Names. Perform ye, likewise, ablutions for the Obligatory Prayer; this is the command of God, the Incomparable, the Unrestrained.
19Ye have been forbidden to commit murder or adultery, or to engage in backbiting or calumny; shun ye, then, what hath been prohibited in the holy Books and Tablets.
20We have divided inheritance into seven categories: to the children, We have allotted nine parts comprising five hundred and forty shares; to the wife, eight parts comprising four hundred and eighty shares; to the father, seven parts comprising four hundred and twenty shares; to the mother, six parts comprising three hundred and sixty shares; to the brothers, five parts or three hundred shares; to the sisters, four parts or two hundred and forty shares; and to the teachers, three parts or one hundred and eighty shares. Such was the ordinance of My Forerunner, He Who extolleth My Name in the night season and at the break of day. When We heard the clamour of the children as yet unborn, We doubled their share and decreased those of the rest. He, of a truth, hath power to ordain whatsoever He desireth, and He doeth as He pleaseth by virtue of His sovereign might.
21Should the deceased leave no offspring, their share
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Study Guide
Paragraph 18.
(See Note 33)
What does Alláh-u-Abhá mean in Arabic?
What is it a form of?
Yá Bahá’u’l-Abhá is an invocation meaning what?
When was the greeting Alláh-u-Abhá adopted?
What is to precede the daily saying of Alláh-u-Abhá?
(See Note 34)
Ablutions are to precede which prayers?
(See Question 51, p. 122)
When is warm water used for ablutions?
What is to precede the daily saying of Alláh-u-Abhá?
(Refer to Question 62, p. 125, Question 77, p. 129 and Question 86, p. 132)
When is it not necessary to renew ablutions?
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Paragraph 19.
It is forbidden to commit what?
We are not to engage in what?
What are we to shun?
(See Note 35)
When is it necessary to pay a special indemnity?
(See Note 36)
What does the Arabic word “ziná” translate into here and what does it signify?
What is left to the Universal House of Justice?
(See Note 37)
What has been repeatedly condemned by Bahá’u’lláh?
Learn these two Hidden Words relating to these commandments:
O Son of Being! How couldst thou forget thine own faults . . . ” (Arabic, 26)
O Son of Man! Breath not the sins of others . . . ” (Arabic, 27)
What is the tongue for?
What should be uttered?
What should everyone refrain from?
Paragraph 20.
How many categories has the law of inheritance been divided into?
(See Note 38)
When does the Bahá’í law of inheritance apply?
What is every Bahá’í instructed to do?
Does a Bahá’í have full jurisdiction over his property?
What two points does Shoghi Effendi say we are morally and conscientiously bound to always bear in mind when writing a will?
(See Question 33, p. 117 and Note 40)
Why are teachers listed among the heirs in the Law of God?
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Should the deceased leave no offspring, their share shall revert to who?
How will this money be expended?
(See Note 42)
Which House of Justice is referred to in this case?