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What is the Minimum Quantity of Mahar in Gram for Muslim Marriage?

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Answered by: Maulana Mujahid Hussain​


What is the minimum quantity of Mehar in gram for Muslim marriage?

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In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful 



The minimum Maher is ten dirhams.[1] One dirham is between 2.97 – 3.1 grams of silver ( The difference is based on various calculations of scholars, however, this difference is minimum )

This would mean the minimum Mahar would  be about 30 grams of silver ( strictly speaking anything between 29.7 – 31 grams)

The price of a silver per gram has been between  40p – 43p  over the last six weeks.

So if we were to take into consideration all the mini differences then the minimum Mahar would be between the following figures :

£ 11.88  ( if we based it on the minimum calculation )

£ 13.33   ( if we based it on the maximum calculation )

In summary, the Minimum Maher is about £12 or £13 currently.

The Mahar for the wives and daughters of the Prophet (p.b.u.h)  was 500 dirhams.

This would mean the current value of the Sunnah Mahar would be between £ 594  – £666.50

Only Allah Knows best.

Written by Maulana Mujahid Hussain

Checked and approved by Mufti Tosir Miah 

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[1]Radul-Muktaar page 230-231 volume 4 darul-kutub-Ilmiyyah print

أَقَلُّهُ عَشَرَةُ دَرَاهِمَ) لِحَدِيثِ الْبَيْهَقِيّ وَغَيْرِهِ «لَا مَهْرَ أَقَلُّ مِنْ عَشَرَةِ دَرَاهِمَ» وَرِوَايَةُ الْأَقَلِّ تُحْمَلُ عَلَى الْمُعَجَّلِ

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