On the authority of Muhammad Ibn Moosaa al-Qaadee who said;
I was present in the gathering of Moosaa ibn Ishaaq; the judge of al-Rayy in the year 286H. A woman came to him and her legal guardian (wali) claimed that her husband owed her 500 Dinaar in Dowry (mahr). He (the husband) denied the accusation.
The judge said to him; "Bring your witnesses."
He responded; "I brought them."
He (the judge) then called out some of the witnesses to look at the woman to see if she is indeed his wife. One of the witnesses stood up and said to the her; "Stand-up."
The husband said; "What are you doing?"
He (the judge) responded; "They are going to look at your wife while her face is unveiled to confirm her identity."
The husband said; "I bear witness to the judge that I owe her the dowry that she is claiming, her face will not be unveiled."
The wife was informed of what her husband did.
She said; "I bear witness to the judge that I have given the dowry to him as a gift, and hold him not accountable for it in this life and the hereafter."
The judge commented; "Record this incident in the books of noble character."
Published: Mar 29, 2014
Translator: Aboo Sufyaan, Muhammad ibn 'Umar
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" حضرتُ مجلس موسى بن إسحاق القاضي بالري سنة ست وثمانين و مائتين. فتقدمت امرأة فادعى و ليها على زوجها خمسمائة دينار مهرا. فانكر.
فقال القاضي: شهودك. قال: قد أحضرتهم. فاستدعى بعض الشهود أن ينظر إلى المرأة ليشير إليها في شهادته، فقام الشاهد وقال للمرأة: قومي، فقال الزوج: تفعلون ماذا؟ قال: ينظرون إلى امرأتك و هي مسفرة لتصح عندهم معرفتها، فقال الزوج: فاني أشهد القاضي أنَّ لها عليّ هذا المهر الذي تدَّعيه و لآ يسفر عن و جها.
فأخبرت المرأة بما كان من زوجها، فقالت: فاني أشهد القاضي بآني قد وهبت له هذا المهر. أبرأته منه في الدنيا و الآخرة.