SHE NEED MEHR OF 5000 RS BUT HER FATHER SAY`S MEHR WOULD BE 100000 RS
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GIRL SAYS ,SHE NEED MEHR OF 5000 RS BUT HER FATHER SAY`S MEHR WOULD BE 100000 RS.WHAT SHOULD I DO.IF I DON`T PAY MEHR 100000 MARRIAGE WILL NOT TAKE PLACE.WHAT WILL BE THE APPLICABLE MEHR FOR ME.
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Who decides the Mehr
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The amount of ‘Mehr’ in Islam is either offered by the groom and accepted by the bride (with consent and agreement of her guardians), or an amount demanded by the bride (with consent and agreement of her guardians). Although in Islamic Law the final decision of how much ‘mehr’ is acceptable is the decision and sole right of the bride alone, this decision is best taken by the bride with the consent of her father or guardians. The bride alone has the sole rights to the ‘mehr’ amount, and she may spend that amount on whoever and whatever she wills and pleases.
Question: WHAT WILL BE THE APPLICABLE MEHR
In reality, the amount of ‘mehr’ applicable for you to pay is what your bride-to-be demands and accepts; and it would be best if the bride and her father could come to an agreement regarding its amount.
Whatever the situation and regardless whether the bride and her father reach an agreement on the amount or not, what is stated and declared in front of witnesses at the time of marriage as the ‘mehr’ amount would be the applicable ‘mehr’ amount in the Sight of Islamic Law and of Allah Subhanah. It would neither be permissible nor considered righteousness for a believer to pay less than the ‘mehr’ amount which was stated and declared at the time of ‘nikaah’.
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