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The Ruling on Delaying the Dowry
Question:

What is the ruling on delaying the dowry given to the woman in the Islamic Law? Is it forbidden or permissible?
Answer:

There is no objection to delaying the dowry. If, for example, there was an agreement on the payment of ten thousand Riyals immediately, and ten or twenty thousand later, then the Muslims must abide by their conditions; the Messenger of Allaah said: The condition having the most right to be fulfilled is one by which you make the private parts (of the spouse) permissible. [1] If it is a delayed dowry for a certain date or when getting divorce or upon death. And Allaah is the Granter of success.

[1] Al-Bukhari no. 2721 and Muslim no. 1418.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 5 Page 303
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