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Haram-e Aqdas

To: XX,
Date sent: Tue, 01 Dec 2009

On 30 Nov 2009 at 13:59, XX wrote:

Baha’u’llah’s Threshold is called the Haram-i-Aqdas? I thought it
meant the depository of Allah’s Laws.

No, Haram-e Aqdas means the most holy “haram’

The verb harama means to withhold or refuse something,
the passive haruma is to be forbidden etc, and the second form – to
cause to be forbidden – is used for declaring something sacrosanct or
taboo or forbidden. So Haram can refer to something that really holy
or is a real no-no, and (in one or other sense) to the female members
of the family, hence the women of the harem.


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