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Rights of Women in Islam : Mahr

Rights of Women in Islam : Mahr In Islam, the mahr (dower) is a woman's right, which becomes binding upon the husband once the marriage is contracted. It signifies a husband's love and appreciation for his wife. There is no fixed amount of mahr in the Shariah. It should be given according to the financial status of the husband and according to the time and place. However, it should be reasonable and not too expensive. The bride's guardian and family should focus on the religious commitment and character of the suitor rather than asking for huge amounts of dower which burdens the youths who want to get married and protect themselves against temptations. Read more ...