The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
111Happy the one who entereth upon the first day of the month of Bahá, the day which God hath consecrated to this Great Name. And blessed be he who evidenceth on this day the bounties that God hath bestowed upon him; he, verily, is of those who show forth thanks to God through actions betokening the Lord’s munificence which hath encompassed all the worlds. Say: This day, verily, is the crown of all the months and the source thereof, the day on which the breath of life is wafted over all created things. Great is the blessedness of him who greeteth it with radiance and joy. We testify that he is, in truth, among those who are blissful.
112Say: The Most Great Festival is, indeed, the King of Festivals. Call ye to mind, O people, the bounty which God hath conferred upon you. Ye were sunk in slumber, and lo! He aroused you by the reviving breezes of His Revelation, and made known unto you His manifest and undeviating Path.
113Resort ye, in times of sickness, to competent physicians; We have not set aside the use of material means, rather have We confirmed it through this Pen, which God hath made to be the Dawning-place of His shining and glorious Cause.
114God had formerly laid upon each one of the believers the duty of offering before Our throne priceless gifts from among his possessions. Now, in token of Our gracious favour, We have absolved them of this obligation. He, of a truth, is the Most Generous, the All-Bountiful.
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Internal Related Cross-References
Paragraph 111.
Paragraph 112.
Paragraph 113.
Paragraph 114.
Study Guide
Paragraph 111.
Complete this quotation:
Happy . . . ”
Who is blessed?
What day is “the breath of life ... wafted over all created things”?
How should we greet this day?
(See Note 139)
What is the name of the first month of the year and the first day of each month?
Which are the two Holy days on which work is not suspended?
Paragraph 112.
What is to be called to mind?
What has been made known to us?
Paragraph 113.
Who do we resort to in times of sickness?
What has not been set aside?
Paragraph 114.
What obligation has been absolved?