The Office of the Supreme Leader

Not Specifying the Dowry in the Marriage Contract

Question: What is the ruling on not mentioning the dowry - intentionally or due to forgetfulness - in a permanent or temporary marriage contract?
Answer: In a permanent marriage, mentioning the dowry is not necessary. Therefore, if the dowry is not determined, the marriage is valid, and if they have sexual intercourse, the woman is entitled to the dowry equal to dowry for similar women. However, in a temporary marriage contract, determining and mentioning the dowry is one of the pillars of the contract and without it, the contract is void.
700 /