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    Question ID: 44696Country: India

    Title: Islamic knowledge

    Question: My question is that when Hadhrat Ali (RA) married Hadhrat Fatima (RA) then how many dirhams were given as mahr to Hadhrat Fatima (RA) by Hadhrat Ali (RA)? I also want to ask that what is the present value of that mahr in Indian rupees.

    Answer ID: 44696

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 572/572/M=1434) As per the hadith, the mahr of the holy wives and daughters of the holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was five hundred dirhams. In some hadith the quantity of mahr Fatmi is mentioned 480 dirham. The weight of five hundred dirhams as per the current gram is 1530.9g silver while the quantity of 480 dirhams is 1469.664g silver. You may learn the calculation of said weight in Indian rupees from the market. Note: The mahr of Umm Habibah (رضى الله عنها) was 1100 dirhams. The nikah of Umm Habibah (رضى الله عنها) was performed by Najashi, the king of Habsha and he himself took the responsibility to pay it. (L)

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India