Bayan
 

           32 Laws of the Bayán reflected in The Kitáb Aqdas

 

 

1.            19 day period of Fast at the last month of each year, and Naw-Rúz as the beginning of the year - váhid 8, chapter 18; váhid 5, chapter 3; váhid 6, chapter 14

 

2.             Allah’u’Abha to be said 95 times every day - váhid 5, chapter 17

 

3.            Division of inheritance among 7 classes if no will exists (see Synopsis and Codification of the Laws and Ordinances of the Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 43) - váhid 8, chapter 2

 

4.             Necessity to write a will - váhid 5, chapter 13

 

5.            Sites for pilgrimage compose of the House of the Báb and Baha’u’llah in Shiraz and Baghdad, respectively - váhid 4, chapter 16; váhid 6, chapter 16

 

6.             Law of Qiblih (i.e. Point of Adoration) - not contained in the Persian Bayán

 

7.             Determining the amount of dowry - váhid 6, chapter 7

 

8.            Burial law (i.e., body in crystal or wood coffin, ring on right hand, wrapping a shroud of silk or cotton of 5 pieces around the body) - váhid 5, chapter 12

 

9.             Provision for the prayer for the dead - váhid 5, chapter 11

 

10.        Huququ’lláh - váhid 8, chapter 16

 

11.        Meditating and reading the Writings daily - váhid 8, chapter 14

 

12.       Provision against ascending pulpits and exhorting believers to sit on chairs - váhid 7, chapter 11

 

13.        Not carrying a weapon [unless essential] - váhid 7, chapter 6

 

14.       Silk clothes are lawful and use of gold dishes and cups is permissible - váhid 6, chapter 9

 

15.        Repentance of sins to God only - váhid 7, chapter 14

 

16.       Provision exalting work to the level of worship, preventing believers from becoming beggars or contributing to them - not contained in the Persian Bayán

 

17.        One year of patience before divorce - váhid 6, chapter 12

 

18.       Not weighing the Book of God with the standards current amongst men - váhid 2, chapter 1

 

19.        Avoidance of liquor, opium, and mind-altering drugs - váhid 9, chapter 8

 

20.        Not entering others’ houses without permission - váhid 6, chapter 16

 

21.        Showing kindness to animals - váhid 6, chapter 16

 

22.        One mithqal equal to the weight of 19 dried chic peas - váhid 5, chapter 19

 

23.        19 day feast - not contained in the Persian Bayán

 

24.        Not criticizing others - not contained in the Persian Bayán

 

25.        Provision abrogating Islamic law regarding the uncleanliness of semen - váhid 5, chapter 15

 

26.        Animal hair, sable, and bones do not nullify one’s prayer - váhid 5, chapter 14

 

27.        Provision exhorting believers to mourn in moderation at the passing of a relative - not contained in the Persian Bayán

 

28.        Provision permitting an interest charge on a loan - váhid 5, chapter 18

 

29.        Obligation of marriage - váhid 8, chapter 15

 

30.        Provision concerning cleanliness and encouraging the use of perfume - váhid 8, chapter 6; váhid 6, chapter 2

 

31.        Verses prescribed for missed obligatory prayer - váhid 8, chapter 10

 

32.        Renewing furnishings in one’s home every 19 years [if able] - not contained in the Persian Bayán

 

Note: Those passages not contained in the Persian Bayán are located in the Arabic Bayán, which to-date has not been translated into English.