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Mahr after divorce

Q: If a girl got married and her mahr was not given to her at that time, now she is divorced. Can she still ask for it?


A: Yes. Mahr is the right of the wife. Hence she has the right to claim it.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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