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Her father is asking her for some of her dowry

A girl is engaged to be married, and her father has asked her to give him some of the mahr (dowry). Should she give it to him?

Praise be to Allaah.  

Yes, she may give her father some of the dowry, if he is in need, and giving it is better. If he is not in need, then it is o.k, if she gives him whatever she wants, because she is free and of sound mind, and she can dispose of it as she wishes. 

From the fatwas of Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, Majallat al-Daw’ah, issue no. 1823, p. 54.
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