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Poverty doesn`t Absolve Husband from Paying Deferred Mahr

Does poverty absolve husband from paying the deferred portion of Mahr(Bridal money) in case he divorced his wife?

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Deferred Dowry of Deceased`s Wife must be Paid before Division of Inheritance

My father passed away, and as we started distributing some of the inheritance among his heirs, his other wife claimed her deferred dowry (bridal gift), although there are plots of land and other properties which we haven`t sold yet. Should we give it to her right away or after everything is sold?

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Are Presents Considered Part of the Bride`s Dowry?

Are the presents given to the bride by the bridegroom`s family, on the wedding night, considered part of her dowry?

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Ruling on Mahr upon Abolishing its Currency

My father had passed away, but my mother is still alive. In their marriage contract, my mother`s deferred portion of the Mahr was (2000) liras. However, this currency was abolished, and replaced with a new one. What is the ruling on this?

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Settling Debt with a Different Currency is Permissible

It was agreed in a marriage contract that a certain husband pays the deferred portion of his wife`s Mahr (Bridal gift) in gold in case he divorced her; is it permissible to pay the value of that gold in Jordanian currency, and at what rate? Should the gold be valued as a whole, then the deferred Mahr is to be paid in installments accordingly, or should it be valued monthly, then paid for by installments?

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Ruling when the Wife`s Heirs Claim her Deferred Dowry upon her Death

My brother, his wife and their children died in a traffic accident. Do the heirs have the right to claim her deferred dowry?

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Rights of a Wife whose Husband Dies before Consummating their Marriage

My husband passed away after concluding marriage contract, but before consummation of our marriage, and we had no privacy together. My advanced portion of the dower is three thousand JDs while the deferred portion is five thousand. Upon conclusion of our marriage contract, the Ma`adoon Al-Chari (The individual authorized to certify marriages and preside over divorce by mutual consent) asked me: "Have you received your dower? I replied: yes, I have," However, the fact is that I haven't. Moreover, my late husband had a car and bought me Shabak (Jewelery traditionally presented by the groom to his bride), which is worth (1214 JDs). In light of the above, what are my rights in my late husband`s estate?

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I have a question regarding the deferred portion of the dowry (Mahr)*. Is the wife entitled to it only upon divorce or she can claim it even if divorce hasn`t taken place? Moreover, does she have the right to claim this portion after death of husband, even if he didn`t divorce her before that?

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Wife`s Mahr (Dowry) is Hers

I have been married for three years. My Mahr (dowry) is two thousand dinars, one thousand and five hundred of which is in gold. I sold a portion of this gold and kept the money in my savings account. When my husband knew about this, he gave me a slap on the wrist and, in addition to his father, who accused me of theft and threw me out of the house. Later on, they sent some good people to convince me to return to my husband`s house and I did. However, my father-in-law still insists that I`m a thief and have sold my husband`s gold without seeking his permission first, based on the idea that it is my husband's not mine. What is the ruling of Sharia when the wife deals with her Mahr, be it gold or other?

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