Iddah And Provision

1. Is iddah compulsory while the wife and husband are leaving in different countries from last five months?

2. Is the obligation to provide for the ex-wife is still applicable when wife demands divorce from her husband and if she is earning?

3. Should the husband demand whatever given to wife except mehr in the above case?

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Relinquishing The Mahr

There is a common social custom that the mahr (dower), whether stated or not is relinquished by the bride. However I did so by my free will. My husband, in spite of that, gifted it to me. Can I use it?

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Delay In Determining The Mahr

I am planning to get married to a lady. She is keen on the nikah but is delaying the mahr. We are planning for the two families of ours to meet each other for the nikah but she is placing a lot of emphasis on the Waleemah nikah when she will announce the mahr after which she wants the marriage to be consummated. Is this allowed for her to delay the announcement of the mahr to me in order to postpone consummation?

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Consummation Of Marriage Before Payment Of Mahr

Can a man have sexual relationship with his wife without paying mahr? What is mahr-i-mu’ajjal and ghayr muajjal? I have recently entered into nikāḥ with a girl but she has not moved with me: rukhsati has not yet been done. I want to talk to her freely and discuss with her every matter of life but I am not sure I should do so because I have not paid her mahr completely. About one fourth has been paid as jewellery on the day nikāḥ was contracted and the rest is payable. Kindly tell me what is mu’ajjal and ghayr muajjal mahr? And can I talk to her freely? Can I have sexual relationship with her?

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