Stipulating the husband's payment of an amount of money to the wife upon the consummation of marriage
Q 3: What is the juristic ruling on
giving the bride a sum of money as a condition for consummating a marriage?
It should be noted that the bride's family has received all the Mahr (mandatory gift to a bride from her groom), the jewels and other things required for consummating the marriage. However, this practice is a custom that has been adopted by some communities where the bride and her mother are authorized to fix a large sum of money without which the groom cannot consummate the marriage. If the groom does not pay this sum of money, there will arise problems that may lead to divorce. What is the Islamic ruling (Part No. 18; Page No. 406) on imposing such a condition? Does the Prophet's saying,
Whoever imposes such a condition as is not in Allah's Laws, then that condition is invalid
apply to this case?
It is permissible for the bride's family to impose a sum of money for the bride in addition to the Mahr as a condition, but it should be affordable. Moreover, leniency should be taken into consideration in such situations. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.