Islamic Dowry for Marriage is now N13,438, Says Cleric
Mar 25, 2019
An Islamic cleric, Dr AbdulHameed Shuaib Agaka has stated that the present worth of the dowry to be paid in lslamic marriage that was in consonance with Nigeria’s present financial system is N13, 438..
Talking in his weekly Islamic radio programme monitored in Ilorin, Dr. Agaka stated that the cost of dowry was an important side of an Islamic marriage.
In line with the cleric, who was a former Scholar with College for Arabic Research and Bayero College Kano, the wedding would grow to be invalid and unlawful with out the dowry being paid.
He stated: “The dowry in Islam is paid by the person to his wife-to-be as an honour and respect given to her to indicate his sincerity and dedication to the wedding which additionally signifies sense of duty and obligation.”
In line with him, the appropriate present dowry in any Islamic marriage in Nigeria’s native forex stands at N13,438, including that it’s nevertheless permissible for rich husbands to pay quantities greater than the official acceptable payment.
The previous don stated potential husbands may use cows, parcels of land, gold and different valuables as cost of dowry for his or her meant wives.
He suggested Moslem’s to all the time abide with the validities below the lslamic marriage to curb instances of undesirable youngsters within the society.
Dr. Abdulhameed who can be the Chief Imam of Agaka in Ilorin Emirate of Kwara State, condemned what he described as ostentatious spending in Islamic marriages, saying that what was most important in any Islamic marriage was cost of dowry to the bride and sufficient care and safety after marriage.
“It’s only the cost of dowry that ensures authorized entry and full management of spouse by the husband,’’ the cleric stated.
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