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    Wife's Mahr Question

    Not sure where this question should go- thought I'd try here..

    If a wife was given jewelry for her mahr- and then the couple gets divorced- can she request the price paid for the jewelry by the husband to be given to her by him and give him the jewelry to sell for the depreciated value.. OR does she have to sell it herself and collect the depreciated value?

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    Re: Wife's Mahr Question

    Although this is an odd request, however it would be a hasanah (good deed) for the current husband if he fulfils this request. If they originally agreed that this was the "agreed" form of payment of mahr and she accepted this mahr. Then now she is asking for an optional favor from her divorcing husband.
    According to the sunnah of the Prophet (saw) as he taught the companions, the divorcing man is encouraged to show favor to the woman he is divorcing for many reasons. Primarily because it is harder for a woman to remarry after divorce and she is originally considered a dependent, either of her guardian (father, brother etc.) or her husband after marriage. While divorcing her may put her into great hardship after divorce. Hence any favor shown by the man while divorcing a woman is considered highly virtuous for him in the hereafter.

    If you consider this even today, think of a man who does all this, in today's age of social media, most likely folks will find out that he did this great favor to a woman who he was getting divorced from. It will most likely make him a hero in the eyes of many feminists as well.

    So although, he is not obligated to fulfil this request, with the caveat that they should have agreed to "jewelry" originally in regards to form of Mahr, however it will be highly virtuous of him and he would be following the way of the pious predecessors.
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    antumul alona in kuntum momineen (surah ale-imran v. 139)

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      #3
      Re: Wife's Mahr Question

      She can make the request but can't demand it.
      Tell your assassin to aim for her head...because she doesn't have a heart.

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        #4
        She can request anything, but not as her right but as a favor
        People are afraid of what they don't understand

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