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Old 12-15-2016, 09:20 AM   #1
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Huqqu'llh Question

So reading the Kitab-i-Aqdas I came accross the following where the Huqqu'llh is proscribed.

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Should anyone acquire one hundred mithqls of gold, nineteen mithqls thereof are God’s and to be rendered unto Him, the Fashioner of earth and heaven.
So this is where the payment of 19% comes from.

From the precise wording here, however, it almost seems to me like it is saying that one pays Huqqu'llh only after acquiring 100 mithqls of gold. 100 mithqls = 11.7 Troy Ounces = $13,226.78. From my reading of it, I'm thinking this means that anyone with less than (roughly) $13,000 would not need to pay Huqqu'llh.

Does anyone know if the Persian wording is any different, or does anyone have any thoughts on this?? Maybe I'm being too literal, but it seems based on the wording that it's saying "Whenever you have earned $13,226.78, pay $2,513.09 of it in Huqqu'llh."
 
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Old 12-18-2016, 04:15 PM   #2
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I think you are correct.
 
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