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TITLEThe Báb on the Rights of Women
AUTHOR 1Siyamak Zabihi-Moghaddam
DATE_THIS2023-06
VOLUME14:6
TITLE_PARENTReligions
ABSTRACTStatements of the Báb on issues such as mutʿah and tahlíl marriages, polygyny, bridal consent, divorce and spousal relations, and their significance for the rights of women in Muslim juridical opinions and social customs. Link to article (offsite).
NOTES Published in the Religions special issue "The Bahá'í Faith: Doctrinal and Historical Explorations," online at mdpi.com/2077-1444/14/6/705, where it is also available in HTML, XML, and epub formats.
TAGSAbuse; Báb, Laws of; Equality; Gender; Human Rights; Iran (documents); Laws; Marriage; Women
 
CONTENT
Abstract: In his writings, the Bāb (1819–1850), the founder of the Bābī religion, introduced laws and pronounced ethical injunctions pertaining to women that marked a significant departure from Muslim legal norms and social customs prevailing in Iran and the wider Islamic world. His statements signal a deliberate attempt to improve the status of women, including in marital relations. They addressed issues such as mutʿah and taḥlīl marriages, polygyny, bridal consent, divorce and spousal relations. This article examines the Bāb’s statements on these issues and reflects on their significance for the rights of women in the context of Muslim juridical opinions and social customs, focusing mainly on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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