DOWER OR MAHR UNDER  MUSLIM LAW

MEANING OF DOWER: Dower is also called Mahr. It is a sum of money or some property that is given by the husband to his wife as a consideration of marriage. Dower is either specified or unspecified. However, in both cases, Muslim law gives the right of dower to the wife in her marriage ceremony.  Dower belongs to the wife absolutely and neither her husband, her in-laws nor her own relatives...