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- I never received my mahr, now what?
I never received my mahr, now what?
Now you need to demand it.
If your husband is able to pay, it's your right. It's not a right that can be annulled, nor is it a right that can be written off in contract. It is a right that Allah had given to you in the text of the Quran and therefore it is yours to ask.
If it was, for example, a large amount then your husband can pay it off over time.
If your husband were to die and leave money behind, then you would receive that mahr as a debt repaid to you before anyone, any inheritor would receive their inheritance. And if that mahr took up all of the money left, then that's all that would be paid out.
So, you need to talk to your husband, and speak about how and when that's going to be paid.
Now, if you got married and you didn't determine a mahr at the time of the marriage, then you would revert to what's called mahr mithil which we spoke about in the lecture.
And that is the average mahr or the median mahr that was given to women of your socioeconomic background and status and family.