I gave a loan of a large sum of money to my fiancé

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Date: Thursday, July 14, 2011

Category

Marriage

Title

I gave a loan of a large sum of money to my fiancé

Question

I gave a loan of a large sum of money to my fiancé before we became engaged. Personally I am not in a rush to ask for it back until I need it, however Islamically does the amount have to be paid back to me before Nikah takes place, would it affect Mahr or anything if he owes me a substantial amount already?

Answer

Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.

 

The loan is different from the Mehr. When you marry, your husband will have to offer you Mehr. That will have nothing to do with the amount he owes you in lieu of the loan.

And Allah knows best
Darul Iftaa

Madrasah Inaa’miyyah

 

 

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