Give gold to bride.
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Please advise me islamic point of view on following matter Giving gold ornaments to girl at the time of engagement of marriage Consider it has serious and urgent.
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Give gold to bride
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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 4:
4 And give the women (bride) their dower (mehr) as a free gift; but if they of their own good pleasure remit any part of it to you, take it and enjoy it with good cheer.
One of the absolutely obligatory conditions of a marriage in Islam is that the groom has to give his bride a mehr (gift) as demanded by the bride before the nikaah..the mehr in Islam can be whatever gift the bride is satisfied with; it can be as little as a pair of sandals or as much as a whole treasure of gold or even more!
The engagement to marry has absolutely no legal status in Shariah Law. Although there is absolutely no obligation upon the groom or his family to gift gold ornaments to the bride at the time of engagement, if the groom or his family wishes to gift the bride (or anyone else for that matter) some gold ornaments (or anything else) of their own accord, there is absolutely no harm.
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