The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
Questions and Answers
it hath been ordained, “one should perform it at whatever time one findeth oneself in a state of humbleness and longing adoration”: is it to be performed once in twenty-four hours, or more frequently?
Answer:Once in twenty-four hours is sufficient; this is that which hath been uttered by the Tongue of Divine Command.
83Question:Concerning the definition of “morning”, “noon” and “evening”.
Answer:These are sunrise, noon and sunset. The allowable times for Obligatory Prayers are from morning till noon, from noon till sunset, and from sunset till two hours thereafter. Authority is in the hand of God, the Bearer of the Two Names.
84Question:Is it permissible for a believer to marry an unbeliever?
Answer:Both taking and giving in marriage are permissible; thus did the Lord decree when He ascended the throne of bounteousness and grace.
85Question:Concerning the Prayer for the Dead: should it precede or follow the interment? And is facing the Qiblih required?
Answer:Recital of this prayer should precede interment; and as regards the Qiblih: “Whichever way ye turn, there is the face of God.”1
1 Qur’án 2:115
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