Interference in marriage?

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misagh
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Interference in marriage?

Postby misagh » Mon Apr 12, 2004 7:55 pm

Allah'u'Abha,

I have a question regarding this quote from 'Abdu'l-Baha:

As for the question regarding marriage under the Law of God: first thou must choose one who is pleasing to thee, and then the matter is subject to the consent of father and mother. Before thou makest thy choice, they have no right to interfere.
(Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, p. 118)

I'm wondering if there has been any specific guidance, either from the Guardian or the UHJ, related to what exactly "interfere" means in this case?

Thanks in advance...

brettz9
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Postby brettz9 » Thu Apr 15, 2004 6:07 pm

Dear Misagh,

Sorry, no quotes on this one.

I would presume from the context that it would be interference of any kind: whether pushing someone on their child (against their wishes) or forbidding their child to associate with or investigate the character of a specific person. Just my thoughts.

best wishes,
Brett


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