The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
66No marriage may be contracted without payment of a dowry, which hath been fixed for city dwellers at nineteen mithqáls of pure gold, and for village dwellers at the same amount in silver. Whoso wisheth to increase this sum, it is forbidden him to exceed the limit of ninety-five mithqáls. Thus hath the command been writ in majesty and power. If he content himself, however, with a payment of the lowest level, it shall be better for him according to the Book. God, verily, enricheth whomsoever He willeth through both heavenly and earthly means, and He, in truth, hath power over all things.
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Cross-References
Dowry,   149-151
determining amount,   Q26, Q87-Q88, 149, n93-n94-n95
promissory note,   Q39, n93
recovery of,   Q12, Q47
Dowry (cont.)
redefined,   n93
Mithqál,   254
Study Guide
(See Note 93)
What dowry is required for city dwellers and village dwellers?
Can a promissory not be given to the bride if the husband is unable to pay the dowry?
What sort of act is the giving of a dowry?
(See Note 94)
How is dowry payment determined?
(See Note 95)
What is the purpose of the dowry?
How should “…the people of Bahá … associate and deal with each other…”?
What should we be mindful of?
What is a váhíd equivalent to?
Other Related References
Lights of Guidance
Marriage,   190, 199, 208, 516, 748-759, 1231-1301