Hazrat Maulana Sajjad Nomani spokesman & member of AIMPLB ask Muslims not to waste their money in marriage functions. He says, don’t force daughters of poor families to commit suicide or elope; don’t demand dowry from poor families.
He asserts that dowry is haram in Islamic sharia. He urges youth to tell their parents not to demand anything in marriage. He wonders why youth disgrace themselves by demanding dowry. Demanding dowry implies that you are so poor that you cannot afford anything. And you can have things only if the bride’s parents give them otherwise you don’t have anything to use. He asks youth, ‘Why don’t you say that I am strong I will earn and will arrange provisions for your wife.