Q: Hanafis can only give wealth as mahr whereas Shaafi’ees can recite a surah, etc. Does this only work if both boy and girl are Shaafi’ee or if one is Shaafi’ee and the other Hanafi?
A: Both have to be Shaafi`ee.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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.