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Aqdas

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The Aqdas or Kitab-i-Aqdas ("the Most Holy Book" or "the book of laws" in Farsi; translation varies) is the most important holy book of the Baha'i religion. It is believed to have been completed by Baha'ullah in 1873, and it was first published in Arabic in 1891.

Despite one of the translations of the name as "the book of laws", the text covers many subjects apart from criminal and civil law, including spiritual doctrines concerning the nature of God, the administration of the faith, ethical and social principles, and prophecies.[1]

Although the book is referenced in all of the other scriptural texts of the Baha'i faith, an official English translation did not become available until 1992.


References[edit]

  1. The Baha'i Faith: Its History and Teachings - Page 324, William McElwee Miller - 1974