Kitab-i-Aqdas – The Most Holy Book
The Kitáb-i-Aqdas is a central book of the Bahá’í Faith written by Bahá’u’lláh in 1873. The work was written in Arabic under the Arabic title al-Kitābu’l-Aqdas, but it is commonly referred to by its Persian title, Kitáb-i-Aqdas, which was given to the work by Bahá’u’lláh himself. Sometimes also referred to as The Aqdas, “the Most Holy Book”, “the Mother Book”, “the Book of Laws” and occasionally the Book of Aqdas, it discusses the establishment of Bahá’í administrative institutions, Bahá’í religious practices, laws of personal status, criminal law, ethical exhortations, social principles, laws and abrogations, and prophecies.