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The Most Holy Book

Author Bahá'u'lláh
Title of item
The Most Holy Book
Subtitle of item
Parallel Translation of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas
Editor, translator, etc.  
Shoghi Effendi, trans
Editor, translator, etc.
Anton Haddad, trans
Date of this edition 1901/1922
Permission Open copyright (see Baha'i Reference Library sharing terms, BIC copyright statement, and uhj_permission_electronic_texts)
Posted 1997 by Jonah Winters
Formatted 2013-01-03 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Bahá'í Writings and Provisional translations
Abstract Two translations, side-by-side: the authorized one (1992) and a more literal one by Anton Haddad (1901). Includes image-scan of Haddad's translation.
Notes See also a scan of a typed copy of Haddad's translation: bahaullah_kitab-i-aqdas_haddad.pdf [PDF, 2MB]. The colophon on page 49 gives the history of this particular document (though the name of the typist is not noted). For another old translation of the Aqdas, by Earl Elder commissioned by William Miller (1961), see the "multilinear translation."
Tags Anton Haddad; Kitab-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book); Parallel translation; Translation
Cross-referencesSee also official authorized translation, and an online Arabic Aqdas, and side-by-side Arabic and English.
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Phelps inventoryPartial Inventory catalog ID no: BH00001, see
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