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  • Wife is entitled to dispose of her Mahr however she wishes Date: 3-2-2015

    Assalamu Aleikum wa rahama tullahi wa barakathuhu, A questionon Mahr. If the husband agrees gold at the nikah and gives the equivalent amount in money to buy gold, if the bride prefers to use the money for her personal matters and not to buy gold WITH the consent of the husband, is it permissible in Islam. Jazak Allahu Khairen Salaams .. More

  • In Islam, the husband pays the dowry to the wife, not the other way around Date: 22-11-2014

    I have a question related to what is right in islam regarding marriage. My friend(female) got married into a family who have only one son. The whole expense of the marriage was paid by her. She bought the required amount of gold that the expected with her own earnings. She even had land under her name. Within two weeks into her marriage her in-laws.. More

  • The father of the bride is not obliged to furnish the home upon marriage Date: 24-7-2014

    Assalam-0-Alaikum;old reference,2496618,In response of my question you refer me some answer already were given by you about dowry.Sorry i did not find the answer of my questions.I repeat them again. 1-Did our Holly Prophet give jahez to his daughter Fatima? 2-Did any wife of our Holly Prophet MUHAMMAD PBUH bring jahez with her. 3-Did companion of Holly.. More

  • A divorced wife asks for her deferred Mahr after she had waived it Date: 25-4-2014

    a nikaah took place in which half of the mehar was paid and half was decided to be paid later, however after a year the wife said to the husband that she forgives the remaining portion of mehar and she doesnt want it... after 3 years divorce took place between this couple and the husband gave her talaaq. now after 6 months the wife is asking for mehar.. More

  • Husband should pay back what he received as dowry Date: 10-4-2014

    Before my marriage, my mother asked for a list of things my inlaws are going to give us. They sent a list of it and later on my mom asked for more dowry which they have not accepted and said that they will give whatever they wish to and gave the same. I was not involved in it which I should have done by not asking the dowry. Here my question is, do.. More

  • The dowry is the right of the wife, not the husband Date: 29-3-2014

    assalamu alaikum my husband's parents promised their son in law that my husband would build a new house for their daughter after he marries her. this was part of the dowry which also included another father in law is unemployed. he only has 2 children- my husband and a daughter.he has given everything he owned including the house and a land.. More

  • Her husband gave her a ring instead of the dowry agreed upon with her parents Date: 11-3-2014

    My husband bought me a diamond ring theday followingourNikaah andtold methat this ismy dowryalthough theagreement he hadwith my parents was to payin dollarsand not jewelry. CanIrequest the agreed dowry from him or not? .. More

  • A son may pay deferred dowry on behalf of his father Date: 19-2-2014


  • Who determines the Mahr - the bride or her guardian? Date: 10-2-2014

    Principally who has the right to decide mahr - the bride herself or the father? From sources I have learned that it is the explicit right of daughter and need to be decided among the intended couple so guardian/parents should not involve themselves to put pressure. Also, what can a lady demand in mahr apart from money and gold?? Some say that you may.. More

  • Participating in furnishing the matrimonial home is a matter of custom Date: 22-1-2014

    Is the wife-to-be required to provide half or slightly more than half the furniture of the matrimonial home? .. More

  • Can a man pay dowry to his divorced wife from zakat money? Date: 21-1-2014

    Is it permissible for a man to pay his ex-wife her due dowry – which is a debt – from zakat money? Note that the husband is currently experiencing dire financial straits. He is supporting a large family with a small salary that does not meet their basic needs... More

  • Dowry is the bride's property not anyone else's Date: 14-1-2014

    Someone got married and paid a lot of money as a dowry and registered this in the contract. Later, he knew that this dowry was not given to the bride. What should he do?.. More

  • Half of the dowry comprises both the advanced and the deferred portions Date: 14-1-2014

    I am a bride with a concluded marital contract. Consummation has not taken place yet and I want to be divorced due to several reasons. I want to know my rights. I know that half of the dowry is due to me as Allaah The Exalted Says (what means): {And if you divorce them before you have touched them and you have already specified for them an obligation,.. More

  • Are the bride's clothes and other needs included in the dowry? Date: 13-1-2014

    My marital contract was concluded to a novice, young man and he paid me neither the advanced nor the deferred portion of the dowry. Nevertheless, it was stated in the marital contract that he paid me a golden lira as an advanced and deferred portion of the dowry. When my father asked him to provide me with some clothes as well as some of the bride's.. More

  • Permissibility of paying dowry before contracting marriage in case of mutual consent Date: 13-1-2014

    What is the Sharee‘ah ruling concerning paying the dowry a month or less before concluding the marriage contract so that the woman may buy her needs if she is in shortage of money?.. More