Maturity - age of

Fasting is binding on men and women on attaining

the age of maturity, which is fixed at 15.

Bahá’u’lláh, Synopsis and Codification of the Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 38

It is unlawful to become engaged to a girl before she reaches the age of maturity.

Bahá’u’lláh, Synopsis and Codification of the Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 39

Marriage is conditioned upon both parties having attained the age of maturity which is fixed at 15.

Bahá’u’lláh, Synopsis and Codification of the Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 39

QUESTION: Concerning the age of maturity with respect to religious duties. ANSWER: The age of maturity is fifteen for both men and women.

Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 113

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, and is not permissible before that time.

Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 133

The formal prayer [for the dead] and the ring are meant to be used for those who have attained the age of maturity.

Bahá’u’lláh, Synopsis and Codification of the Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 62