Posted by Sen on August 6, 2015
… about Mehrangiz Kar and the service of women, about open and courteous discussions, and more
This posting begins with the following letter from the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahais of the United States, dated July 31, 2015, in response to Bahai involvement in an embarrassing internet fracas. The letter itself explains the situation further: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Community | Tagged: Bahai Faith, elections, Mehrangiz Kar, pilgrim's notes, مهرانگیز کار, women, بهائی, بهائیت | 31 Comments »
Posted by Sen on March 29, 2008
I first wrote this as an email posting on 1 Jan 2008. I’ve reworked it as a blog entry. It concerns one of the things that puzzles Bahais from a Christian or non-religious background: what is ‘religious law’ and how do we treat the Kitab-e Aqdas?
Usually this comes up not as a broad theoretical question, but in terms of particulars. Why do women seem to be disadvantaged in the inheritance law, why are they treated differently in regard to some religious duties, and what is that verse about having no more than two wives?
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Posted in Aqdas and Law, Bahai Writings, Community | Tagged: Aqdas, Bahai, bigamy, equality, inheritance, kitab-i-aqdas, religious law, religious pluralism, supercession, two wives, women, بـهاءالله, بهائیت, عبدالبهاء | 30 Comments »