al-Kitab al-Aqdas. Completed in in the House of `Abbud in `Akka. This version edited by Aleksandr Tumanskii, Kitabe Akdes: “Le livre le plus saint” des . The Kitáb-i-Aqdas, the Most Holy Book of the Bahá’í Faith. Al-Kitab al-Aqdas or the Most Holy Book. Series: Oriental Translation Fund, Royal Asiatic Society, Volume: Author: Baha’u’llah. Publication Date: 1 June.
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Kitáb-i-Aqdas – Wikipedia
Baha’is believe the Aqdas supersedes and succeeds previous revelations such as the Quran and the Bible. Rules and principles are interspersed and guide interpretation, and authority and limits for authorized interpretation are also specified.
The text also moves between statements said to be plain and statements suggesting the key to understanding the book is to look at the text for clues to itself. It also relates to scriptures of other religions by abrogation, explanation, affirmation or reformation — an example of progressive revelation as a principle of the religion.
Elder, and William McElwee Millerwho according to Laurence Elwell-Sutton is an openly hostile Christian minister,  published an English translation, “Al-Kitab Al-Aqdas”,  through the Royal Asiatic Societyhowever its translation of the notes section was problematic  and overall lacked “poetic sensibility, and skill in Arabic translation”. The book was divided into six main themes in the Synopsis and Codification by Shoghi Effendi:.
Scholarly review finds the Aqdas has themes of laws of worship, societal relations and administrative organization, or governance, of the religion. This stands in some distinction from other scriptures by not using triumphal tones as the voice of God is given to be viewed but rather one of progressive development, social context, and outright delay in application until another day.
Indeed, it insists that divine law is applicable only in situations with requisite conditions, where it is likely to have certain social effects. The goal of application of the law and its methods are not to cause disturbance and dissension and requires an appreciation for context and intention. Additionally one is to eschew emphasis in the development of textualist and kitav arguments about the law though some of this is visible in scholarship on the Aqdas.
Such methods of application of law in a religious context are, in the opinion of Roshan Danish, common in Islam and Judaism. Certain possible sources of law are specifically abrogated: Marriage is highly recommended but is stated to not be obligatory. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Journal of Law and Religion. Doctrinal Foundations, Principles and Structures”. Retrieved aaqdas January Al-kitab al-aqdas or The most holy book.
Translated by Elder, Earl E. The Royal Asiatic Society. Bausani 9 August Baha’i World Center, “. John Benjamins Publishing Company. Retrieved September 19, An Introduction to the Baha’i Faith. University Press of Maryland.
Al-Kitab al-Aqdas or the Most Holy Book