97 It Behoveth Her To Wait For A Period Of Nine Months After Which There Is No Impediment To Her Taking Another Husband #67
In the event of the husband's failure, either to return at the end of the
specified period of time or to notify his wife of a delay, the wife must
wait nine months, after which she is free to remarry, though it is
preferable for her to wait longer (see note 147 for the Baha'i calendar).
Baha'u'llah states that, in such circumstances, should news reach the wife
of her husband's death or murder, she must also wait nine months, prior
to remarrying (Q and A 27). 'Abdu'l-Baha, in a Tablet, has further
clarified that the nine months' waiting period following news of the
husband's death applies only if the husband had been away at the time of
his death, and not if he dies while at home.
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