A son may pay deferred dowry on behalf of his father
Fatwa No: 240787

  • Fatwa Date:19-2-2014 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 19, 1435
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Question

ASSALAMUALAIKUM WA RAHMATULLAHI WA BARKATAHU RESPECTED SIR, MY FATHER DIDN'T PAY MEHR OF MY MOTHER NOW MY FATHER IS OLD AND MISSING FROM 5 YEARS. CAN I CAN PAY MEHR BEHALF OF MY FATHER PLEASE ADVICE JAZAK ALLAH KHAIR

Answer

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 deferred Mahr (dowry) is a debt to which the husband is liable. Paying off this debt on behalf of your father is a good deed and act of worship; it is considered a form of dutifulness towards your father for which you shall be rewarded, by Allaah's permission, in this worldly life and the Hereafter. For further benefit, please refer to Fatwa 81637.

Allaah knows best.

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