mehr and death

Q:Jb. Assalam-o-alaikum
Agar Meher ada na kiya ho aur isi bich biwi ki wafat ho gayee ho to keya karna hoga. Keya ye qarz mere upar rah jayega. Dini itibar se iska koyee iska raasta hai? Mashallah hamare teen bachche bhi hain.
Shukriya
Time: Friday March 4, 2011 at 3:12 am
Translation to that which is relevant in summary form: if i did not complete payment of my mehr and my wife passed away, would this constitute a debt upon me? is there a way out (a solution) based on deen. I also have three children.

Answer: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته
Had she not forgiven you prior to her death, then in such an instance you would still owe this money to her. Since she has departed this world, the mehr amount would go as part of her estate and the children and inheritors that qualified to inherit from her at the time of her passing away would inherit from this given estate (and mehr share.)
Allah Certainly knows Best.

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