The Kitáb-i-Aqdas - The Most Holy Book
Index term: verses, under Marriage
q3.
 
Question: Concerning the Marriage Verses. [in Arabic the two verses differ in gender]
Answer: For men: "We will all, verily, abide by the Will of God." For women: "We will all, verily, abide by the Will of God."
q12.
 
Question: Should antipathy develop between a couple after the Marriage Verses have been read and the dowry paid, may divorce take place without observance of the year of patience?
Answer: Divorce may legitimately be sought after the reading of the Marriage Verses and payment of the dowry, but before the consummation of the marriage. In such circumstances there is no need for observance of a year of patience, but recovery of the dowry payment is not permissible.