Q: When marriage of a couple is commencing and the groom does not want to take any dowry from the brides family but the brides family is forcing that they want to give the things to their daughter, so does it come under dowry? If the money etc. is not taken, the relation may come under threat! What should the groom do in that situation and if it is taken then the groom will come under any sin?
A: The groom does not receive any dowry. He receives a gift. And the girls family has the right to give whatever they are pleased with.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)