Husband

During this year of patience, the husband is obliged to provide for the financial support of his wife and children.

Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 210

QUESTION: If, upon completion of the year of patience, the husband refuseth to allow divorce, what course should be adopted by the wife?

ANSWER: When the period is ended divorce is effected. However, it is necessary that there be witnesses to the beginning and end of this period, so that they can be called upon to give testimony should the need arise.

Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 128

Should differences arise between husband and wife while travelling, he is required to send her home, or entrust her to a dependable person, who will escort her there, paying her journey and her full year's expenses.

Bahá’u’lláh, Synopsis and Codification of the Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 42

The husband must fix for his wife the time of his return when intending to travel. If, for a legitimate reason, he is prevented from returning at the appointed time, he must inform her and strive to return to her.

Bahá’u’lláh, Synopsis and Codification of the Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 41

Muhammad never fought against the Christians; on the contrary, He treated them kindly and gave them perfect freedom . . . In the edicts which He promulgated it is clearly stated that . . . if a Muhammadan married a Christian woman, the husband must not prevent her from going to church, nor oblige her to veil herself; and that if she died, he must place her remains in the care of the Christian clergy.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, p. 21

The husband is one who hath sincerely turned unto God, is awakened by the call of the Beauty of El-Bahá and chanteth the verses of Oneness in the great assemblies.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v3, p. 605-606