The Kitáb-i-Aqdas - The Most Holy Book
Index term: long (first), under Obligatory Prayer(s)
Question: Concerning the long Obligatory Prayer, it is required to stand up and "turn unto God". This seemeth to indicate that it is not necessary to face the Qiblih; is this so or not?
Answer: The Qiblih is intended.
Question: Concerning the first Obligatory Prayer it hath been ordained, "one should perform it at whatever time one findeth oneself in a state of humbleness and longing adoration": is it to be performed once in twenty-four hours, or more frequently?
Answer: Once in twenty-four hours is sufficient; this is that which hath been uttered by the Tongue of Divine Command.