A wife renouncing a part of her delayed dowry
Fatwa No: 130643


i got married with an agreedable installment dowry cash later on i found my husband financial situation is down i wanted to forget and lessen the dowry and i considered all what he spent for wedding as a part of it.whats the best solution


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.


The dowry is the right of the wife and if she wants to totally or partly renounce it, she may do so if she is legally capable to dispose of the money, like if she is adult and of a sound mind.

Therefore, you may renounce any portion of the dowry that you wish from your husband and what you did is a permissible way of renouncing it.

Allaah Knows best.

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