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Does a wife retain ownership of Mahr if she remarries?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. If a husband gives his wife Mahr at the time of the Nikah, what authority does the wife have over it? If she remarries, does she have to return the Mahr to the previous husband?


A. If a husband gives his wife Mahr, she is the sole owner of it.

If she remarries, she does not have to return the Mahr to her previous husband.

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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