Q: I want to ask about Haqmehar. What is prompt and what is deferred Mahar? And if the word “Ind-ul-talb”which means “on demand” is written on Nikahnama along with deferred mahar. If the husband has paid prompt dower at the time of marriage and then abandon the wife after some months and the wife due to abandonment by husband for more than 2 years is demanding her deferred and ind-ul-talb haq mahar then what are islamic rules about it?


A: At the time of nikaah mahr has to be paid. The mahr can either be paid immediately or deferred with mutual agreement. If the nikaah is consummated then the full mahr will have to be paid.

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

وليس للزوج أن يمنعها من السفر والخروج من منزله وزيارة أهلها حتى يوفيها المهر كله أي المعجل منه لأن حق الحبس لاستيفاء المستحق وليس له حق الاستيفاء قبل الإيفاء ولو كان المهر كله مؤجلا ليس لها أن تمنع نفسها لإسقاطها حقها بالتأجيل كما في البيع (الهداية 2/334)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)