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Abstract:
List of 32 laws from the Báb's Persian Bayán or the Arabic Bayán which also appear in Bahá'u'lláh's book of laws.
Notes:
Passages not contained in the Persian Bayán are located in the Arabic Bayán, which to-date has not been translated into English.

Laws of the Bayán reflected in The Kitáb-i-Aqdas

compiled by Ahang Rabbani.
2008
  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)
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