• Social Matters >> Nikah (Marriage)

    Question ID: 42604Country: India

    Title: Is Jahez lawful

    Question: One Maulana says Tilak (demand against nikah) is haram and Jahez is lawful as because Prophet Mohammad (SAW) gave Jahez to his daughter. Another Maulana says Tilak and Jahez both are haram (unlawful as per Shariah). Please clarify what is correct and why?

    Answer ID: 42604

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1698/1698/M=1433) It is unlawful to demand whether in the name of tilak or dowry. Tilak is Hindi word while Jahez is used in Arabic and Urdu.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India