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Dower: The Less the Better

The Holy Prophet [s] said: "The blessing of that marriage is greater that its expenditure is easier."

Kanz-ul-'Ummal, vol. 16, p. 299

The Holy Prophet [s] said: "The excellent women of my Ummah are those that the more their faces are beautiful the less are their dowers."

Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 103, p. 236

The Holy Prophet [s] said: "Marry even with an iron ring (as dower)."

Kanz-ul-'Ummal, vol. 16, p. 321

The Holy Prophet [s] said: "He who gives as much as a handful of grains or dates as a dowry (with the acceptance of the partner), surely his marriage is lawful and correct."

Kanz-ul-'Ummal, vol. 16, p. 321

Imam Sadiq [a] said: "The Holy Prophet [s] gave Fatimah [a] in marriage to Ali [a] with (the dower of) an armor at the price of thirty Dirhams."

Wasa'il-ush Shi'ah, vol. 21, p. 251