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المهر al-Mehr the bride price that is given by a man to a woman because of marriage and sexual intercourse.

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Is it considered Mahr el mithl

Salam aleykum, I hope you are well. My husband has just offered me a dowry. We are already married and hadn't talked about it before and during the nikkah. Is the dowry we've just agreed on considered ...
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Amount of Mahr fixed After wedding . Valid marriage?

Salam aleykum, I hope you are well. I had my religious marriage (after a civil marriage) with the imam of a mosque. My guardian and my two Muslim witnesses were there. The imam asked us if we had ...
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After a divorce, does the man still have to pay Haq Maher which was a Saudi Arabia trip?

If a man divorces his wife due to infidelity. And the haq maher agreed at the time of nikkah was a trip to Saudi Arabia. Does this need to still be upheld, what would be the equivalent to have the haq ...
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Is it permissible in Islam to have two marriages with different marriage contracts in two countries?

I have two marriage contracts with the same person. The first marriage took place in a foreign country with a lower amount of mehr, and the second contract was executed in our home country with a ...
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How authentic is the report of Umar being corrected by a female?

There is a story that goes like this: Once the Second Caliph Umar, Omar bin Khattab told the people to not be excessive in mahr (bride price) and not to exceed four hundred dirhams. A woman protested ...
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What is the appropriate mahr for prospective bride?

I am trying to learn what mahr is customary or recommended according to Islamic faith, customs, or tradition. Our prophet's cousin and first male Muslim revert, Ali ibn Abu Talib (ruh), was said to ...
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Is the Mahr only allowed to be handed to the wife exclusively?

Can the Mahr be handed over to the wife's family or it can only be handed directly to the wife? If it can be handed over to the family, are there any conditions upon it?
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What if one of the spouses died before the husband has paid the mahr (dowry)?

In a legal marriage a mahr (dowry) is necessary and it can be delayed -even if this was not the usual practice in early days of Islam AFAIK- with different conditions according madhhabs and views. ...
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Is Zakat payable on the mahr a wife is given?

Is Zakah payable on the Mahr an woman get during her marriage? What if the Mahr is not fully paid? Is it an obligation to pay zakah on the portion of mahr that has been paid?
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After divorce followed by converting back to Christianity, does an ex-wife need to return the meher?

If a Christian girl converts to Islam and marries a Muslim boy for say a meher of Rs 1 lakh. If her husband divorces her later, she gets to keep the meher. My question is: after receiving the meher ...
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Can a wife get a divorce if she is incapable of returning the mahr?

Khul', also called khula, is a procedure through which a woman can divorce her husband in Islam, by returning the dower (mahr) that she received from her husband. This raises a problem if she does ...
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Does my marriage stand valid if the Mehr is returned by my wife's parents?

My marriage is going through bad phase. My wife parents were at my home and they were arguing with me and at one point they returned the Mehr amount to me (my wife was also present that time). ...
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Is a Muslim man required to give the same mahr to each of his wives?

In Islam, a mahr is a mandatory payment, in the form of money or possessions paid or promised to pay by the groom, or by groom's father, to the bride at the time of marriage, that legally becomes her ...
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Is our marriage valid given that my husband has not paid me mahr yet?

About a month ago me and my husband got married The point is that he didn't pay me mahr yet. He proposed the amount of money by himself (of course I agreed). Until now, I haven't heard about paying ...
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Is this hadith about giving a pair of shoes as mahr authentic?

Is this hadith authentic giving a pair of shoes as mahr? A woman from Banu Fazhar was married with a pair of shoes being accepted as Mahr. Rasulullah (s) asked the woman: ‘Are you happy to give your ...
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I forged a "right of wali" letter from my father and we lied to the imam about receiving mahr. Is our marriage valid? [closed]

My husband and I lied to the imam so that we could get married. Also, I did not receive a mahr. And I want to know if our marriage is valid or if we need to redo the nikah. The details are as ...
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What is permitted as dowry, besides money, for the bride? (Sunni viewpoint)

Some women feel that giving them money as part of the dowry is offensive in the sense of that the husband appears to be "buying" the wife, which is not true, but given today's society and how the ...
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What was the Meher of Hazrat-Fatimah?

As much as I researched, I found some texts (such as: www.afkarnews.ir) which indicates that apparently the Meher (dowry) of Hadhrat Fatimah-al-Zahra (as the wife of Imam Ali (a.s.) was a military ...
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Is Mahr payable if a husband divorced his wife without having any sexual relationship with her?

I just want to ask, if after nikah, husband and wife had no sexual relationship and got divorced, does the husband still has to pay mahr to the wife?
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Is marriage valid without a written contract and without mahr?

I am a recent revert to Islam and was married three months ago to a Muslim man in Morocco. I live in USA. I was visiting the country and also visiting this man and his family to see if we were ...
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Is dowry allowable in Islam?

In a discussion with my friend he said Islam allow man to ask money(dowry) to marry a girl. Is any thing like that.Please give me suggestions.
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Mehr in case of husband death and wife abandoning the house

I am aware that a wife can claim Mehr from her husband estate in case of his death but what about the case when she abandons the house herself, takes kids with her and leave her old in-laws stranded. ...
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When is dowry (Haq-Meh'r) farz?

Assalam-0-Alaikum, I want to know (with references to authentic sources) that is the dowry amount (Haq-Meh'r) still payable to bride if the couple only did the Nikkah (then the bride went to another ...
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Is it Islamically permissible to demand exorbitantly high alimony?

It is generally observed that exorbitantly high mehr/sedaq/alimony are set as the condition for marriage by the bride (or her family who represent her). This thing has the potential to set forth the ...
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Is Mehr supposed to be mutually agreed upon or is it a gift from husband on his own will?

I understand that the husband must give Mehr before/on marriage. But is it something that needs to be mutually agreed upon as part of marriage contract as it is done these days or the original intent ...
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Is meher payable even after a divorce demanded by wife?

Sometimes the meher is not given, or is not given in full, at the time of marriage, rather the man promises to provide the meher at some later date. This question regards the situation where the wife ...
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