Q: Before I married, no one told me about how mahr works. They told me that I must take whatever he gives or I cannot marry him. Is it right or what?
A: A woman is entitled to a mahr mithl. Mahr mithl is the traditional mahr that is in vogue in her family.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)