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Assalaam aleikum wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatu, I am divorced by means of khula. In return for my freedon I gave back the mahr. A week after the khula, my ex husband gave me back the mahr and said he didn't want it and that I could have it anyways. Am I allowed to keep this now that he has given it back or do I have to give back the mahr despite of the fact that he doesn't want it in order for the khula to be valid? Djazak Allahu ghayr. Wa aleikum salaam.

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Husband gave mahr back after khula

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If your ex husband returned the mehr after the khula, you are within your rights to keep it and do whatever you wish with it. There is no harm or restriction in this.

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