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Tausug Dowry/Mahr

Tausug Dowry/Mahr

reported by: ATARI, MARLYN AND MARIWA, BENDRA (LIT101-C)

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  • Marlyn M. Atari Bendra B. Mariwa
    • A gift from the groom to the bride at the time of marriage in Islam.
    • The Mahr is meant to offer the bride financial security within and after the marriage.
    • In Islam, mahr ( Arabic : مهر‎ ; also transliterated mehr , meher , or mahrieh ) is an amount of money (but not necessarily) paid by the groom to the bride at the time of marriage ( nikah ) which she can s
    • Mahr is a means of sustenance in case of a sudden death, divorce or other emergency.pend as she wishes.
    • Allah says in the Qur'an:
    • {Wa aatoo an-nisaa'a saduqaatihinna nihlatan...} {And give the women their dowries with a good heart...} An-Nisaa:4
        • This verse is addressed to either the husbands or the guardians.  It is addressed to the husbands because it is their responsibility to pay the dowry.  It could also be addressed to the guardians, not because they have to pay the dowry, but because in pre-Islamic jahiliya (and in much of today's "post-Islamic" jahiliya ), they used to take the dowry of the women and not give it to them.  This verse shows that the dowry must be given to the women and not kept by the guardians. 
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    • Others will depend on the demand of the family/parents of the girl.
    • Examples are: sacks of rice, cases of soft drinks, cows, packs of biscuits, cases of cigarettes and so on.
    • JAN RAE RAVAL-HALBI
    • MARRIED TO ANTHAR HALBI
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