Intention of marriage is only dowry

Q: If a wife’s intention is to marry a man simply for dowry and then divorcing the man, in Allah’s eyes is this a punishable act and does the entire dowry need to be paid. Also if she had been having an affair, does dowry need to be paid? How is a man compensated?


A: Talaaq is the right of the husband. The wife does not have the ability to divorce.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

قال عليه الصلاة والسلام الطلاق بالرجال والعدة بالنساء (هداية 2/359)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)