Posted by Nick Stone on June 11, 2101 at 07:57:01:
In Reply to: Chastity posted by Mike on June 11, 2101 at 02:59:48:
Hi Mike, how's it going? Long time no see. I'm going to be in Zhuhai from July to beginning of September. Hope to see you there sometime...
About your question... I think it is worth noting the following from the synopsis and codification of the Kitab-i-Aqdas:
"n. Should the husband, after the payment of the dowry, discover that the wife is not a virgin, the refund of the dowry and of the expenses incurred may be demanded.
o. If the marriage has been conditioned on virginity the refund of the dowry and of the expenses incurred may be demanded and the marriage invalidated. To conceal the matter, however, is highly meritorious in the sight of God."
It seems therefore that mens' chastity can be forced onto them by insisting on the female's. 'Abdu'l-Baha also notes that in some aspects, women are superior, though he doesn't mention chastity as one of them, in my experience I would certainly think so... :-)
this topic is closed - post at bahai-library.com/forum