Is it lawful to delay the Mahr or part of it?

Q 2: Is it permissible to pay part of the dowry in advance, such as paying 10,000 Riyals, and 10,000 deferred if he divorces her without a legal excuse from her side?

A: It is permissible to pay the whole amount of Mahr (mandatory gift to a bride from her groom) in advance or deferred, or part of it in advance and the other deferred for a fixed term. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.