Tuesday, 11 October 2011

He died after completing the marriage contract. Should the rest of the mahr be counted as a debt that he owes?


He completed the marriage contract with her, then he died. He had  already given her a part of   the mahr, and he has other debts besides the mahr. What should the heirs do with regard to the remaining part of the mahr?

Praise be to Allaah. 

We put his question to Shaykh
Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah preserve him, who answered
as follows:

 The remaining part of the mahr should be included
with the other debts, and whatever was given to her (the bride) previously
belongs to her. And Allaah knows best.

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