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Definition of "Mahr"


Definition: A gift from the groom to the bride at the time of marriage in Islam. Often translated as "dowry," a term which is misleading as the mahr remains the property of the bride after marriage. The mahr is meant to offer the bride financial security within and after the marriage.
Pronunciation: ma-her
When Mohammad and Nour married, he gave her a mahr of $50,000 which remains in her savings account.

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