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['Aalim Network QR] Relinquishing Mahr to maintain monogamy

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Assalamu 'Alaykum
The following question was kindly answered by Dr. Takim

Ummulbanin Merali - Acting Moderator - 'Aalim Network
The the Book of Laws of Ayatullah Seestani it says that a woman may put the
condition in the marriage contract that her husband does not take another
wife during the marriage if she gives up her mahr.
When it says the husband cannot take another wife, does that mean both in
permanent marriage and in mutah, or just in permanent marriage?

The condition can be fixed in both type of marriages.

Can the condition be put in the marriage contract (that he doesn't take
another wife during the marriage) without her giving up her mahr or is 
giving up her mahr a necessary requirement for that condition to be in 
the contract?

If both parties are agreed at the outset, then she can stipulate the
condition that if he takes another wife during the marriage she will have
the right to divorce. She does not have to give up her mahr in this case.
This will have to be agreed upon at the time of the marriage.

May Allah guide us all. Amin


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