Mahr Fatimi or Mahr Azwaj

Mahr Fatimi or Mahr Azwaj

This paper addresses the following questions:

  1. What is the difference between Mahr Fāṭimī and Mahr Azwāj?
  2. Which of the two is the preferred dowry?
  3. Is it makrūh or disliked if someone chooses another amount of dowry?

The appendix outlines the various views in relation to the dirham and provides calculations of the various amounts of dowries transmitted in the narrations. 

An addendum further discusses the decrease in the value of silver and discusses possible ways in which the monetary value of the Prophetic era can be realised. 

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