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My name is Arshad and I am working in Noida, my question is regarding the dowry in marriages I got married two years back as per the sunnah and I did not take anything from my in-laws. My parents have passed away now I am searching a good pious guy for the marriage of my younger sister but I am not getting any person who is ready to do the marriage in the similar fashion as I have done. I spoke to so many People who have done Haj, they are offering 5 times namaz and they have spent lot of time in tableegh even though they are indulge in this sin and they are asking for Santro car and some cash as well. Now I want to know if I will full fill all the demand of such people then what about the share of my younger sister in the ancestral property because if I am giving that much of dowry then I will not be able to pay her share in the property One more question is that I have two elder sister who had been married by my father and a lot of dowry was given as per the rituals of that time, now what about the share of both of them in the property Pleas guide me in this matter that how should I marry my younger sister, is there any muslim organization who are assisting in such matter.

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My name is Arshad and I am working in Noida, my question is regarding the dowry in marriages I got married two years back as per the sunnah and I did not take anything from my in-laws. My parents have passed away now I am searching a good pious guy for the marriage of my younger sister but I am not getting any person who is ready to do the marriage in the similar fashion as I have done. I spoke to so many People who have done Haj, they are offering 5 times namaz and they have spent lot of time in tableegh even though they are indulge in this sin and they are asking for Santro car and some cash as well. Now I want to know if I will full fill all the demand of such people then what about the share of my younger sister in the ancestral property because if I am giving that much of dowry then I will not be able to pay her share in the property One more question is that I have two elder sister who had been married by my father and a lot of dowry was given as per the rituals of that time, now what about the share of both of them in the property Pleas guide me in this matter that how should I marry my younger sister, is there any muslim organization who are assisting in such matter.

Answer

(Fatwa: 221/165/B=1433)

It is mentioned in hadith:
إن أعظم النكاح بركة أيسره مؤونة .
The blessed marriage is the one which carries less expense.
Hence you should look for any proposal in which you have not to give dowry or have to give to some less extent, but for this you have to come down from your criterion. However, if you do not find any such of proposal and you marry your sister fulfilling their demand, then since in the property of your parents your sister too has her rights after their death; hence if you say to your sister that you would give her these things (dowry etc) but later you shall deduct it from her shares of inheritance and your sister accepts it, then in this case after dividing the Shariah distribution of your ancestral property you can take your expenses. As far as the matter of the two sisters is concerned whom your father married they shall get their complete shares from the property. Whatever the father spent in their marriage it was a kind of gift.

Note: Who was fist to die among your parents? Also, who amongst their heirs were alive at the time of their death? You should learn the detail of Shariah division after writing the details.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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