He died after completing the marriage contract. Should the rest of the mahr be counted as a debt that he owes?
Praise be to Allaah.
We put his question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah preserve him, who answered as follows:
The remaining part of the mahr should be included with the other debts, and whatever was given to her (the bride) previously belongs to her. And Allaah knows best.