The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
encompassed all things. The Lord hath prohibited, in a Tablet inscribed by the Pen of His command, the practice to which ye formerly had recourse when thrice ye had divorced a woman. This He hath done as a favour on His part, that ye may be accounted among the thankful. He who hath divorced his wife may choose, upon the passing of each month, to remarry her when there is mutual affection and consent, so long as she hath not taken another husband. Should she have wed again, then, by this other union, the separation is confirmed and the matter is concluded unless, clearly, her circumstances change. Thus hath the decree been inscribed with majesty in this glorious Tablet by Him Who is the Dawning-place of Beauty.
69If the wife accompany her husband on a journey, and differences arise between them on the way, he is required to provide her with her expenses for one whole year, and either to return her whence she came or to entrust her, together with the necessaries for her journey, to a dependable person who is to escort her home. Thy Lord, verily, ordaineth as He pleaseth, by virtue of a sovereignty that overshadoweth the peoples of the earth.
70Should a woman be divorced in consequence of a proven act of infidelity, she shall receive no maintenance during her period of waiting. Thus hath the day-star of Our commandment shone forth resplendent from the firmament of justice. Truly, the Lord loveth union and harmony and abhorreth separation and divorce. Live ye one with another, O people, in radiance and joy. By My life! All that are on earth shall
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Internal Related Cross-References
Paragraph 69.
Paragraph 70.
Study Guide
Paragraph 69.
When is a husband required to provide for his wife, expenses for one whole year, return her from where she came or entrust her together with necessaries for her journey, to a dependable person who is to escort her home?
Paragraph 70.
When does a wife not receive “...maintenance during her period of waiting.”?
What does the Lord love?
What does the Lord abhor?
How are we to live?
What “...deeds alone shall endure.”?
What are we to do about our differences?
Who are we not to follow?
External Related Cross-References
Paragraph 69.
Paragraph 70.