Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Dowry For Islamic Marriage In Nigeria Now N13,438 – Cleric

An Islamic cleric, Dr. Agaka, who spoke during his weekly Islamic radio programme in Ilorin disclosed that dowry for Islamic marriage in Nigeria now N13,438. The former Scholar with School for Arabic Studies and Bayero University Kano who further stated that it was permissible for wealthy husbands to pay amounts higher than the official acceptable fee, said the marriage would become invalid and illegal without the dowry being paid.

The Islamic cleric who disclosed that the dowry to be paid in lslamic marriage in Nigeria is now N13, 438,  added that prospective husbands could use cows, parcels of land, gold and other valuables as payment of dowry for their intended wives.

“The dowry in Islam is paid by the man to his wife-to-be as an honour and respect given to her to show his sincerity and commitment to the marriage which also signifies sense of responsibility and obligation" he said.

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