Is it lawful to record the deferred Mahr in the marriage contract?
People usually write the postponed part of the Mahr (mandatory gift to a bride from her groom) though they do not mention it in the beginning of the contract. It is often different from what happens in reality, for example they write one pound to be paid immediately and the rest to be delayed.
What is the ruling of Shari`h (Islamic law) on this?
There is no harm in writing the delayed part of Mahr in the marriage contract (Part No. 19; Page No. 62) after agreeing upon this. If any dispute arises between the two parties, it has to be settled in the legal court. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.