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TITLESome Reflections on the Concept of Law in the Bahá'í Faith
AUTHOR 1Roshan Danesh
DATE_THIS2014
VOLUME24:1-2
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PAGE_RANGE27-46
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies North America
CITY_THISOttawa, ON
ABSTRACTThe concept of law in the Bahá’í Faith; its early Islamic context; the nature of legal language and discourse in Bahá’u’lláh’s writings. Religious law, rooted in conscious knowledge and the dynamics of love, rejects rigid and legalistic rules.
NOTES Mirrored from journal.bahaistudies.ca/online/article/view/161.
TAGS- Interfaith dialogue; - Islam; Cleanliness; Gradual implementation of laws; Imitation; Intellect; Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book); Kitáb-i-Íqán (Book of Certitude); Laws; Love; Obedience; Obligatory prayer; Prayer; Priesthood (clergy); Purpose of life; Questions and Answers (Kitáb-i-Aqdas); Refinement; Secret of Divine Civilization (book); Shiism; Wine (metaphor); Words and phrases
 
CONTENT
About: This article examines the concept of law in the Bahá’í Faith through aspects of the Islamic context within which Bahá’u’lláh promulgated laws as well as the nature of legal language and discourse in Bahá’u’lláh’s writings. What emerges is a portrait of Bahá’u’lláh’s concept of law that indicates a sharp and radical break from conceptions of law extant at the time. He revealed laws and, more broadly, a distinct concept of religious law rooted in conscious knowledge and the dynamics of love that rejects rigid and legalistic preoccupations with rules.
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