The Concept of Mahr (Dower) According to Islamic Law
The aim of this article is to study the concept of Mahr (Dower) among various other fundamental rights, which the wife enjoys in accordance with the teachings of Islam. The groom is presenting it to his bride or stipulated on the occasion of marriage ceremony. It shows the significance of dower in the contract of marriage. The research focuses on the way Islam promoted the issue of the dower and made it a right for the woman, so a marriage contract will not be valid without a dower. Here it particularly focuses on this right which affects the wife, the right to get a dower. This right is wife’s own exclusive right. Neither the father nor the guardian should interfere or take anything of it without her permission to do so.