Fixing Mahr (mandatory gift to a bride from her groom)

Question 1: What is the maximum and the minimum limits of Mahr (mandatory gift to a bride from her groom)? Is it Haraam (prohibited) to increase it?

Answer: There is no evidence in the Qur’aan or the Sunnah on the recommended amount of Mahr. Some of the evidence mentioned in the Qur’aan allow the payment of a large Mahr, while others are general and include both large and small. The first type includes Allaah’s saying (Exalted be He)... read more here.

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