Reciting a surah as mahr

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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.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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