The B.C. Supreme Court has turned down a petition for payment of a dowry under a marriage contract authorized in a sharia court of Amman, Jordan.
Huwayda Al-Masri had asked the court to compel her ex-husband Ossama Aziz to pay her a dowry of 500 grams of 21-carat gold, which is currently worth around $22,000. The dowry was set out in a Muslim maher agreement, written in Arabic and signed by Mr. Aziz and Ms. Al-Masri at the time of their marriage on Nov. 6, 1997.
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