VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of Informational Site Network Informational


Synopsis And Codification Of The Laws And Ordinances Of The Kitab-i-aqdas


When We Observed Carefully, We Discovered That Our
WHEN We observed carefully, We discovered that Our en...

O Concourse Of Bishops! Ye Are The Stars Of The Heaven
O CONCOURSE of bishops! Ye are the stars of the heave...

121 O Banks Of The Rhine! #90
In one of His Tablets written before the First Wor...

148 The First Hath Been Adorned With This Name Which Overshadoweth The Whole Of Creation #127
In the Persian Bayan, the Bab bestowed the name Baha ...

Glory Be To Thee, O King Of Eternity, And The
Glory be to Thee, O King of eternity, and the Maker o...

Glory Be To Thee, Thou In Whose Hand Are The
Glory be to Thee, Thou in Whose hand are the heaven o...

83 If Ye Should Hunt With Beasts Or Birds Of Prey
invoke ye the Name of God when ye send them to pursue ...

93 No Marriage May Be Contracted Without Payment Of A Dowry #66

The Synopsis and Codification, section IV.C.1.j.i.-v., summarizes the main
provisions concerning the dowry. These provisions have their antecedents
in the Bayan.

The dowry is to be paid by the bridegroom to the bride. It is fixed at 19
mithqals of pure gold for city-dwellers, and 19 mithqals of silver for
village-dwellers (see note 94). Baha'u'llah indicates that, if, at the
time of the wedding, the bridegroom is unable to pay the dowry in full, it
is permissible for him to issue a promissory note to the bride (Q and A

With the Revelation of Baha'u'llah many familiar concepts, customs and
institutions are redefined and take on new meaning. One of these is the
dowry. The institution of dowry is a very ancient practice in many
cultures and takes many forms. In some countries it is a payment made by
the parents of the bride to the bridegroom; in others it is a payment made
by the bridegroom to the parents of the bride, called a bride-price. In
both such cases the amount is often quite considerable. The law of
Baha'u'llah abolishes all such variants and converts the dowry into a
symbolic act whereby the bridegroom presents a gift of a certain limited
value to the bride.

Next: 94 For City-dwellers At Nineteen Mithqals Of Pure Gold And For

Previous: 92 We Have Conditioned It Upon The Permission Of Their Parents #65

Add to Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network