Posted by Simeon (184.108.40.206) on December 23, 2002 at 11:31:20:
In Reply to: Re: Maid is euphemism for mistress - without question posted by Stuart Gilman on December 22, 2002 at 14:31:51:
Questions and Answers #30, which the note I quoted referred to, is from
Baha'u'llah Himself. There is no interpretation of it on my part.
Your assertion that you must "go other writings, not by Bahaullah, for
self-serving interpretations" is not correct. You may go to Baha'u'llah's
own Writings for the answer, and it is quite clear.
30. Question: Concerning the verse: "he who would take into his
service a maid may do so with propriety."
Answer: This is solely for service such as is performed by any
other class of servants, be they young or old, in exchange for wages;
such a maiden is free to choose a husband at whatever time she
pleaseth, for it is forbidden either that women should be purchased,
or that a man should have more wives than two.
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