The Mahr limits

Question 13: Is there a certain limit for a woman’s Sadaq (Mahr, dowry to a bride from the groom)? What is meant by the phrase “the easiest in their dowry” mentioned in the honorable Hadeeth?

Answer: A Woman’s Sadaq has no definite limit. Whatever is permissible to own, whether a large or small amount, is permissible to be given as a Sadaq for women. As for the Hadeeth narrated by Aboo Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) stated: The most blessed marriage is the easiest in costs and dowry.(Related by Ahmad) It means that paying the dowry should be made easy... read more here.

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