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Ḥuqúqu’lláh—The Right of God

  • Author:
  • Various

  • Source:
  • Compiled by the Research Department of the Universal House of Justice, Bahá’í World Centre, April 2007
  • Pages:
  • 37
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Extracts from Letters Written by and on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi

51. “Regarding the Ḥuqúqu’lláh … this is applied to one’s…”

Regarding the Ḥuqúqu’lláh … this is applied to one’s merchandise, property and income. After deducting the necessary expenses, whatever is left as profit, and is an addition to one’s capital, such a sum is subject to Ḥuqúq. When one has paid Ḥuqúq once on a particular sum, that sum is no longer subject to Ḥuqúq, unless it should pass from one person to another. One’s residence and the household furnishings are exempt from Ḥuqúq. Ḥuqúqu’lláh is paid to the Centre of the Cause.
(April/May 1927, written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer, translated from the Persian)