The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
Synopsis and Codification
Synopsis and Codification
I.The Appointment of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá as the Successor of Bahá’u’lláh and Interpreter of His Teachings
A.The faithful are enjoined to turn their faces towards the One “Whom God hath purposed, Who hath branched from this Ancient Root”.
B.The faithful are bidden to refer whatsoever they do not understand in the Bahá’í writings to “Him Who hath branched from this mighty Stock”.
II.Anticipation of the Institution of the Guardianship
III.The Institution of the House of Justice
A.The House of Justice is formally ordained.
B.Its functions are defined.
C.Its revenues are fixed.
IV.Laws, Ordinances and Exhortations
1.The sublime station occupied by the Obligatory Prayers in the Bahá’í Revelation.
2.The Qiblih:
a.Identified by the Báb with “the One Whom God will make manifest”.
b.The appointment made by the Báb is confirmed by Bahá’u’lláh.
c.Bahá’u’lláh ordains His resting-place as the Qiblih after His passing.