Question 5: Is it permissible for a person to give a copy of the Qur’aan as a Mahr (mandatory gift to a bride from her groom) to his wife? What should be done if he divorces her in this case?
Answer: First, It is permissible for the person to make teaching the Qur’aan to a woman her Mahr (mandatory gift to a bride from her groom) at the time of concluding the marriage contract if he does not have money. It is authentically reported in the Two Saheeh (authentic) Books of Hadeeth (i.e. Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim) on the authority of Sahl ibn Sa`d (may Allaah be pleased with him) that... read more here.