Posted on 05/20/2012 by __socrates

MAHR مهر
(p.). Heb. The dower or settlement of money or property on the wife, without which a marriage ma not legal, for an explanation of which see the article on DOWER.
The Hebrew word occurs three times in the old Testament, viz. Gen. xxxiv. 12; Ex. xxii. 17: 1 Sam. xviii. 25. [DOWER and MARRIAGE.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam