Mahr as working for the father-in-law for a certain period

Question 11: I am poor and cannot afford marriage. A man offered to give me his daughter in marriage provided that I work for him for a one month period, and this shall be her Mahr (dowry to a bride from the groom).The man’s daughter agreed to this offer, is this permissible in Islaam? Could this be a valid marriage?

Answer: If the matter is as mentioned, it is permissible to work for this man for one month and consider this the Mahr for his daughter; and the marriage would be valid... read more here.

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