A man came to Maymoon bin Mahraan – may Allah be please with him – to ask for his daughter’s hand in marriage. Maymoon said, “I do not approve of her for you.” The man asked, “Why?” He replied, “Because she loves jewelry and garments.” To this the man said, “Well I have as much of those as she desires.” Maymoon said, “Now I don’t approve of you for her.” Adh-Dhahabi , Siyar A’laam Al-Nubalaa’ in his biography of Maymoon bin Mahraan.
For dowry, I offer you my sincere affection and for domicile, the most secret corner of my heart.- Abu Muhammad Ibn as-Sid al-Bahalyawsi
The Prophet (PBUH) said:
“The best of the marriages is one which is least burdensome in the financial sense to the families of the bride and the groom”
Dowry is a virus in Marriage and ‘Mahr’ is an antivirus. So install a powerful antivirus and do
not allow the virus to enter and destroy your life.~Iftikhar