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  • Asking Back Jewelries and Bride’s Money at Divorce Date: 10-2-2020

    Assalamualaikum, I am from Malaysia. I have a question. Is it permissable in Islam (what is the ruling of) a husband asking back for jewelleries he gave/put on during the nikah at the moment of divorce? This happened after me and my ex husband both agreed to get a divorce and I went to file the divorce a couple of days later. When he said he wanted.. More

  • Wisdom in Paying Dowry to Wife Date: 25-12-2019

    Ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with them) reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) saying to the invokers of curse: Your account is with Allah. One of you must be a liar. You have now no right over this woman. 'He said: Messenger of Allah, what about my wealth (dower that I paid her at the time of marriage)? He said: You have no claim to wealth... More

  • The Dowry is an Obligatory Right Upon the Husband to His Wife Date: 9-5-2019

    If both husband and wife enjoy sex. Then why does husband has to give mahr to get right to have intercourse, if it is a mutual right? .. More

  • Husband Is Obliged to Pay Deferred Dowry Even after His Wife’s Death Date: 27-11-2018

    If husband can not pay mahr during the life of wife, does he need to pay the mahr even after her death? What is the rule for that? .. More

  • Writing bride's rights in marriage contract Date: 3-1-2018

    Is it right in the Shariah to write money, jewelry, the plot, and the house on the marriage certificate for the safety and security of the bride? The parents of the girl want to write some of the things mentioned above seeing the attitude of boy, and the groom says that the terms are wrong/forbidden in Islam. How can one assure the safety and security.. More

  • Indian custom of obliging bride to pay dowry un-Islamic Date: 23-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. (1) In our country, the family of the bride have to arrange the Waleemah(marriage banquet), and they have to pay the dowry as well. If the bride's family asks me for help/money, should I give it to them then? Or should I refrain from that, as it is part of an un-Islamic culture? (2) If a non-Muslim family asks me for help for the.. More

  • Announcing bigger dowry than one agreed upon in secret Date: 23-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. The girl's guardian wants me to name a very big dowry. They say, "You do not have to pay it, the wife will forgive it. We just want you to name it for social prestige." My question is, is it permissible to name a huge dowry without having the ability to pay it or without having any wish to pay it? It feels like hypocrisy to me. .. More

  • Promise to return dowry to husband after marriage Date: 20-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I recently got married, although my marriage did not last very long. I married and agreed to a very high bridal gift with the family (21,000 dollars). There was an agreement between my wife and me that this would be paid back to me after entering the marriage. This agreement was made before the marriage. After two months, we divorced.. More

  • Wife may give up right to bridal gift Date: 2-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I got married last week and on the day of the marriage, the uncle came to me and quoted a false hadith arguing that the bridal gift should be an amount enough to cause a bit of pain to the groom (for security purposes). Even though I insisted that the amount should be such that I start my married life without debts, he refused, stating.. More

  • Husband cannot take dowry back after wife's death Date: 2-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. My maternal grandfather has three daughters and a son. He handed over a property to my grandmother as mahr (bridal gift). In turn, my grand mother gifted said property to her three daughters through a registered gift deed. Recently, my grandmother died, after the death of my grandmother, my grandfather asked her daughters to return.. More

  • Paying dowry and having intercourse before marriage Date: 29-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. My question is the following: what is the ruling on the marriage in which a man pays dowry and has intimate relations with the girl before they get married. Is the dowry given affected by the intimate relations that they have. Must he give another dowry and repeat the marriage? .. More

  • Refraining from paying deferred bridal gift after divorce Date: 5-3-2016

    Asalaamu alaykum Brother. I married a woman who reverted to islam recently. Immediately after marriage, her behavior started to change: a few weeks after marriage, I discovered that she is addicted to some drugs that affect her sleeping pattern, psychology, and behavior, one of the drugs she used was called an “antidepressant”, and there is also.. More

  • Inflation not a factor in the settlement of delayed Mahr Date: 17-9-2015

    I got married in 1983 and did not pay Mahr, the Mahr was PKR 11,000Now in 32 years later the currency inflated by 8 times where as gold rate inflated by 46 times.Value by Currency 11,000x8 = PKR 88,000Value by Gold 11,000x46 = PKR 506,000What exchange rate have to follow for the payment of mahr after 32 years late?seeking your advice/guidance .. More

  • 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

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