The Kitáb-i-Aqdas


Key to Passages Translated by Shoghi Effendi

Abbreviations of Sources

BA Shoghi Effendi. Bahá’í Administration: Selected Messages 1922–1932. Wilmette, Illinois: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, rev. edn., 1968.
BC National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States. The Bahá’í Community: A Summarization of Its Organization and Laws. Wilmette, Illinois: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, rev. edn., 1963.
CF Shoghi Effendi. Citadel of Faith: Messages to America, 1947–1957. Wilmette, Illinois: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1965.
ESW Bahá’u’lláh. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf. Wilmette, Illinois: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1979.
GWB Bahá’u’lláh. Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh. Wilmette, Illinois: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, rev. edn., 1980.
PDC Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come. Wilmette, Illinois: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, rev. edn., 1980.
SW Star of the West: The Bahá’i Magazine. vol. XIV, July 1923, no. 4. Reprinted 1978. Oxford: George Ronald.
UD Shoghi Effendi. The Unfolding Destiny of the British Bahá’í Community. London: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1981.
WOB Shoghi Effendi. The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh: Selected Letters. Wilmette, Illinois: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1974.

Identification of Passages


15 “The first duty … O men of insight!” (GWBCLV)
7 “Whenever My laws … His decisive decree.” (GWBCLV)
10 “We have commanded you to pray and fast … the Generous.” (BC p. 40)
16 “We have enjoined upon you fasting … a feast.” “The traveler, the ailing … by the Fast …” (BC p. 40)
17 “Abstain from food … appointed in the Book.” (BC p. 40)
30 “The Lord hath ordained … doth not matter.” “It behooveth them to be the trusted ones … O ye that perceive.” (BA p. 21)
35 “O ye servants of the Merciful … idle imaginings.” (SW p. 112)
37 “Whoso layeth claim … the All-Wise.” (GWBCLXVI)
3840 “Be not dismayed … among the dead.” (GWBLXXI)
43 “Lament not in your hours of trial … He Who is aware.” (SW p. 112)
48 “Unto every father … compassed the world.” (SW p. 112)
52 “O ye Men of Justice … the Faithful.” (SW p. 112)
5355 “Let not your hearts … of the thankful.” (GWBLXXII)
5859 “Beware lest … will testify.” (GWBLXXII)
63 “Enter into wedlock … mention of Me …” (UD p. 195)
7884 “O kings of the earth! He Who is the sovereign Lord … his assistance.” (GWBCV)
85 “O Emperor of Austria! … luminous Horizon.” (PDC p. 37)
86 “Say: O King of Berlin! … them who reflect.” (PDC pp. 36–37)
87 “We have asked nothing … O concourse of kings!” (PDC p. 26)
88 “Hearken ye, O Rulers of America … the Ordainer, the All-Wise.” (CF pp. 18–19)
89 “O Spot that art situate … the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.” (PDC p. 40)
90 “O banks of the Rhine! … conspicuous glory.” (PDC p. 37)
9193 “Let nothing grieve thee … the wondrous Book.” (GWBLVI)
99104 “Say: O leaders of religion … comprehend it.” (GWBXCVII)
105 “Whoso interpreteth … the Lucid Book.” (ESW pp. 129–30)
118 “The Lord hath granted … bone be quickened.” (SW p. 113)
120 “Adorn your heads … the All-Wise.” (SW p. 113)
121 “When the ocean of My Presence … Ancient Root.” (WOB p. 134)
12225 “Consider the pettiness … earth and heaven.” (GWBCLIX)
144 “Consort with all religions … things are ended.” (SW p. 114)
16163 “Blessed is the man … the Most Bountiful.” (GWBXXXVII)
165 “O concourse of divines! When My … strange thing.” (PDC p. 82)
165 “We have rent the veils … hereafter …” (PDC p. 82)
166 “Had ye believed … heedless.” (PDC p. 82)
167 “This is the Cause … idols to tremble.” (PDC p. 82)
169 “O concourse of divines! Beware lest … all signs!’” (PDC p. 82)
171 “Tear the veils asunder … the negligent.” (PDC p. 82)
173 “Happy are ye … crumbling bone.” (SW p. 114)
174 “When the Mystic Dove … this mighty Stock.” (WOB p. 134)
18183 “The world’s equilibrium … the Mighty, the Loving.” (GWBLXX)
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