The Kitáb-i-Aqdas - The Most Holy Book
Index term: for betrothal and marriage, under Maturity, age of
Question: Concerning the betrothal of a girl before maturity.
Answer: This practice hath been pronounced unlawful by the Source of Authority, and it is unlawful to announce a marriage earlier than ninety-five days before the wedding.
Question: In a treatise in Persian on various questions, the age of maturity hath been set at fifteen; is marriage likewise conditional upon the reaching of maturity, or is it permissible before that time?
Answer: Since the consent of both parties is required in the Book of God, and since, before maturity, their consent or lack of it cannot be ascertained, marriage is therefore conditional upon reaching the age of maturity, <span class="highlight">and is not permissible before that time.