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Administrative Order, 69.1, 70.4, 71.5, 73.1, 82.1

believers’ support of, 50.1; faith, 57.14, 58.10, 83.2; humility, 57.14,
58.11, 71.5; love, 70.13, 77.4, 81.1

channel through which blessings flow, 82.1

flexibility in secondary aspects, 55.1, 65.4, 70.4

institutions of, emerge organically, 32.1–3, 73.1

nucleus and pattern of World Order, 34.1, 54.1, 73.1, 82.1

origin of, 1.1, 4.1–2, 33.1–3, 38.1, 59.15

and other systems of government, 39.1, 70.7–10, 70.12

twin pillars of, 38.2, 63.2

without the Guardian, 38.4, 57.10, 58.9, 70.10, 76.9

Ag͟hṣán, designation of, 76.10

authoritative Centres, 16.1, 59.5, 59.15, 86.7

authority

divine, continuity of, 38.3, 46.1, 51.1, 55.1, 58.8, 63.2, 72.1, 86.4, 86.8
of the Universal House of Justice, 52.1, 53.1, 77.2–3; as body to
which all must turn, 13.1, 52.2, 58.15–16, 59.15, 76.17, 86.8; as body to which all things must be referred, 11.1, 55.1, 77.4; broad nature of, 71.8, 77.2–3, 86.4; to make subsidiary laws (see under legislation of the Universal House of Justice); on matters not expressly revealed, 5.1, 12.1–2, 20.1, 36.1, 57.11, 57.13, 58.15, 59.15, 70.3, 71.8, 75.1, 76.2, 76.21, 86.2, 86.4; on obscure questions, 12.2, 53.1, 57.3, 57.13, 57.15, 59.6, 70.3, 71.8, 76.2, 86.4; on problems that cause difference, 12.2, 16.1, 17.1, 53.1, 57.8, 57.13, 59.6, 70.3, 71.8, 76.2, 76.8, 86.4; to repeal its own laws, 12.2, 37.1, 46.1, 57.13, 65.4, 68.1, 75.1

twin successors, 34.1, 34.3, 51.1, 57.11, 86.8

Carmel, Tablet of, 4.1–2, 33.3, 42.1, 49.1

Constitutions of Local and National Spiritual Assemblies, 59.17, 65.4, 70.4

Constitution of the Universal House of Justice, 51.1, 52.1–2, 53.1, 54.1, 57.16,
58.17, 70.4

corruption, protection against, 2.1, 34.1–5, 35.1, 59.14, 69.1, 77.1

Covenant, 2.1, 10.1, 22.2, 34.2–3, 55.1, 57.14, 57.11, 58.10, 59.12, 61.1, 70.2–3,
71.5, 76.20, 77.5, 86.7–9

channel of divine guidance remains open, 55.1, 71.5, 86.8

continuity of, 4.2, 59.14, 76.9, 86.8

Greater and Lesser, 61.1

Covenant-breaking, 13.1, 16.2, 57.7, 57.16, 71.9, 76.17–22, 86.2

election of the Universal House of Justice, 20.1, 32.1, 54.1, 70.9, 86.2

method of, 10.1, 11.1, 12.1, 17.2–3, 22.1, 57.8, 76.13, 76.21

three-stage process, 29.1–3, 57.8, 76.13

timing of, 32.3, 33.3, 48.1, 54.1, 57.3, 57.6, 57.9, 58.1, 76.3–4

elucidation, 53.1, 57.13, 75.1

establishment of the Universal House of Justice, 4.1–2, 8.1–2, 23.1, 30.1, 33.3,
42.1, 49.1, 59.15, 76.13–16

preparation for, 24.1, 25.1, 26.1, 28.1, 33.1–2, 41.2, 47.1, 50.1,
57.14, 70.11, 76.4, 76.14

functioning of the Universal House of Justice

decision making, basis of, 17.1, 19.2, 39.1, 58.7, 76.9, 86.2; conscience of individual believer, in relation to, 65.4, 68.1–2, 77.1; consultation in the process of, 5.1, 59.8; facts, role of, 63.2, 72.1, 86.6; Guardian’s objections, how handled, 59.8; system of, 17.1, 20.1, 21.3, 57.8, 86.2

in future, 26.1, 32.2, 33.3, 42.1, 67.1–2; in relationship with governments, 11.1, 36.1

without a Guardian, 57.10–11, 57.16, 58.6, 58.9, 58.12,

58.17, 59.2, 59.16–17. See also relationship between the Universal House of Justice and the Guardian

Guardian and Guardianship, 10.1, 62.1, 76.3

break in the line, 3.1, 56.1, 57.3, 58.2, 59.12–14, 76.5, 76.8–9

head of the Universal House of Justice, 11.1, 57.11, 58.5, 59.7

responsibilities of, 57.11–13, 58.4, 59.7, 62.2, 63.1, 74.1, 86.3

See also relationship between the Universal House of Justice
and the Guardian; Shoghi Effendi, successorship of

guidance of the Universal House of Justice, 13.1, 27.2, 57.6, 57.14–15, 58.3, 58.15,
59.15, 71.5, 71.9, 78.1, 79.1, 81.1, 84.1, 86.7, 86.10

Hands of the Cause of God, 38.1, 57.4–5, 57.7, 58.2, 58.17, 62.1–2, 76.6–7, 76.19

Head of the Faith, 52.2, 62.2, 63.2, 70.11, 76.3–4, 76.17, 86.3, 86.5

heresy, 18.1, 34.4, 86.8

infallibility, 21.1, 45.1, 77.4

conferred, 21.2–3, 86.2, 86.6–8, 86.10

essential, 21.1, 21.4

of the Guardian, 59.5, 63.1, 74.1, 77.3, 85.1, 86.5, 86.7

national and local Assemblies do not share in, 59.17

of the Universal House of Justice, 86.1; implications of,
10.1, 17.1, 19.2, 57.8, 58.7, 59.5, 74.1, 76.21, 77.2, 86.2; and information it receives, 72.1, 86.6; not individual members, 86.2; not up to individuals to limit, 77.3, 86.5; promise of, 5.1, 10.1, 19.3, 39.1, 58.7, 58.16, 59.17, 77.2, 85.1, 86.2, 86.6, 86.9; scope of, 77.2, 85.1, 86.5; sphere of legislative action, in relation to, 58.6, 59.17; without a Guardian, 57.10, 58.4, 58.6, 59.6

inspired by God, 5.1, 8.2, 19.2–3, 26.1, 39.1, 58.7, 65.4, 75.1, 86.2

International Bahá’í Council, 47.1, 57.2–3, 70.11, 76.14, 76.16, 76.19

International Bahá’í Court, 76.12–13, 76.16

interpretation, 40.1, 57.12–13, 58.4, 58.8, 58.13, 59.5, 59.7, 59.15, 63.2, 68.1, 70.9,
71.7, 74.1

difference from elucidation, 57.13, 75.1

difference from interpretation in other religions, 65.1–2, 68.1

personal, 19.4, 58.7, 58.11, 58.13, 65.1, 65.3, 68.1, 71.3–4, 77.1, 77.4

Kitáb-i-‘Ahd, 34.3, 59.15, 86.8

Kitáb-i-Aqdas, 8.1, 32.1, 32.4, 33.1, 38.1, 38.5, 39.1, 40.1, 57.11, 58.16, 59.4, 59.6,
59.13, 59.15, 60.1, 67.1, 76.5, 86.2

as Charter of future world civilization, 23.1

laws of, 37.1, 39.1, 40.1, 60.1

learned

deductions of, have no authority unless endorsed, 19.4, 58.7, 77.1

views of, 65.3, 71.4, 76.7

learning, promotion of, 71.6–7, 78.1, 79.1

legislation of the Universal House of Justice, 49.1, 53.1, 58.7–8,
59.5, 59.8, 66.1, 68.1–2

difference from interpretation, 40.1, 58.4, 65.1, 65.4, 75.1

difference from legislation in other religions, 19.4, 58.7, 65.1, 65.4, 68.1

and elucidation, 75.1

moderation in, 68.1

process of, 39.1, 57.12, 58.6, 59.10, 63.2, 72.1, 85.2, 86.2, 86.6

sphere of, 38.4, 57.10, 58.6, 59.2, 59.16–17

subsidiary laws, 11.1, 17.1, 20.1, 39.1, 40.1, 44.1, 53.1, 57.8, 57.11, 57.13,
58.4, 59.5, 59.16, 60.1, 63.2, 72.1, 80.1, 86.2–3; approach to making, 65.4, 68.1; requirements of the time, 12.2, 19.1, 53.1, 58.7; wisdom of, 19.1, 19.4, 35.1, 46.1, 57.13, 58.7

maturation of mankind, 68.1

membership of the Universal House of Justice, 23.1, 43.1

expulsion from, 11.1, 57.16, 58.17

qualifications for, 11.1

women and, 15.2, 83.1–2, 87.1

moral rectitude as requirement of elected representatives, 41.1–2

National Spiritual Assemblies

designated as secondary Houses of Justice, 11.1, 26.1, 29.3, 32.1, 33.3

electors of the Universal House of Justice, 29.3, 54.1, 76.13

pillars of the Universal House of Justice, 33.1, 50.1

obedience to the Universal House of Justice, 8.2, 10.1, 12.1, 13.1, 14.1,
16.1, 17.1, 19.2–3, 20.1, 57.8, 58.7, 58.15, 71.9, 76.21, 77.2–3, 86.2

protection of the Universal House of Justice by God,
17.1, 19.2–3, 58.7, 59.5, 85.1, 86.2, 86.6

relationship between the Universal House of Justice and the Guardian,
32.4, 38.3, 57.11, 58.4, 58.6, 59.5, 63.2, 74.1

in legislation, 40.1, 57.11–12, 58.4–6, 59.7–8

inseparability of, 38.3, 58.9, 86.4

See also Guardian and Guardianship, head of the
Universal House of Justice

responsibilities of the Universal House of Justice, 53.1, 66.1, 77.2

act according to requirements of the time, 8.2, 12.2, 19.1, 35.1,
53.1, 57.11, 57.13, 57.15, 58.7, 68.1, 72.1, 80.1, 86.8

affairs of the people, 8.1, 9.1

interests of the people, 6.1

matters of state, 8.2, 36.1, 67.1–2

protection: of the Faith, 58.8, 59.6, 72.1, 76.17;
of the people, 2.1, 6.1, 7.1

safeguarding human honour, 7.1, 53.1

safeguarding integrity and unity of the Faith, 51.1, 52.2, 57.13, 58.16

safeguarding religion, 9.1

shared with the Guardian: 34.1, 57.11, 58.8, 58.17, 62.2, 63.2, 76.17;
application of the revealed Text, 57.13, 63.2, 72.1, 86.4; maintenance of integrity and flexibility of the Teachings, 38.3, 51.1, 58.8, 63.2, 72.1, 86.4, 86.8; preservation, protection, and propagation of the Faith, 53.1, 58.8, 58.16–17, 72.1, 86.8; safeguarding unity of the believers, 38.3, 58.8, 58.16, 63.2, 72.1, 86.4, 86.8

training of peoples, 7.1

upbuilding of nations, 7.1

scholars, 19.4, 58.7, 71.1, 71.3, 77.1. See also learned

scientific and social institutions, 33.3, 42.1, 71.6

Shoghi Effendi

had no foreknowledge of appointment as Guardian, 76.3

passing of, 58.15, 59.14, 76.5, 76.8, 76.18–19

successorship of, 52.2, 56.1, 57.3, 58.2, 58.17, 76.6–8, 76.11, 76.19

will of, 58.2–3

Tablets of the Divine Plan, 64.1

Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, 27.2, 29.1, 29.3, 33.3, 34.3, 38.2, 38.5, 49.1,
54.1, 57.3, 57.8–9, 57.14–15, 58.2, 59.4, 59.15, 59.18, 71.7–8, 76.3–7, 76.10, 76.19, 86.5

as Charter of the Administrative Order, 71.9

full implications of, revealed over time, 27.2, 57.15

mysteries and realities of the Kingdom deposited within, 25.1

women, 15.1–2, 83.1–2, 87.1

World Order of Bahá’u’lláh, 1.1

believers called upon to adopt, 27.2, 50.1, 57.14

trust to time and guidance to obtain understanding of, 27.2, 57.15,
58.3, 81.1

Universal House of Justice: as crown of institutions of, 50.1;
as fountain-head of, 33.1; in position to do everything necessary to establish, 57.13

world’s equilibrium upset by, 1.1

worship, acts of, 8.2, 67.1

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