The Lord hath ordained that those of you who are able shall make pilgrimage to the sacred House, and from this He hath exempted women as a mercy on His part. He, of a truth, is the All-Bountiful, the Most Generous.
Critique : This verse is yet another example of discrimination against the fair gender by the so called Baha’i faith in its most holy book. Only the chivalrous men are granted the honour of spiritual ascension by undertaking the sacred pilgrimage. The poor woman of the 21st Century is reminded of her weakness by a categorical denial to her to undertake the arduous journey. She is just supposed to be happy that God has been generous to her in denying her an opportunity to undertake a sacred journey!
So much for being a modern religion and so much for being the sole advocate of equality between men and women!!