The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
it is incumbent upon him to render to the family of the deceased an indemnity of one hundred mithqáls of gold. Observe ye that which hath been enjoined upon you in this Tablet, and be not of those who overstep its limits.
189O members of parliaments throughout the world! Select ye a single language for the use of all on earth, and adopt ye likewise a common script. God, verily, maketh plain for you that which shall profit you and enable you to be independent of others. He, of a truth, is the Most Bountiful, the All-Knowing, the All-Informed. This will be the cause of unity, could ye but comprehend it, and the greatest instrument for promoting harmony and civilization, would that ye might understand! We have appointed two signs for the coming of age of the human race: the first, which is the most firm foundation, We have set down in other of Our Tablets, while the second hath been revealed in this wondrous Book.
190It hath been forbidden you to smoke opium. We, truly, have prohibited this practice through a most binding interdiction in the Book. Should anyone partake thereof, assuredly he is not of Me. Fear God, O ye endued with understanding!
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Internal Related Cross-References
Paragraph 189.
Paragraph 190.
Study Guide
Paragraph 189.
What have the members of parliaments throughout the world been instructed to do?
What will this be the cause of?
(See Note 193)
What are the two stages in this process?
1.   . . .
2.   . . .
What are the two signs for the “coming of age of the human race”?
1.   . . .
2.   . . .
(See Note 194)
What is “one of the signs of the maturity of the world”?
How has Shoghi Effendi described the coming of age of the human race?
Paragraph 190.
What has been forbidden?