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A Pakistani Bride Asked Her Husband To Gift Her Books As A Wedding Gift

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Ever since I can remember, I have harboured an all-consuming love for books. Whenever I am having a hard time coping or just generally feeling blue, a good novel works like therapy. By the time I was in the 8th grade, I had ready much further than what was being taught to us. And even though I don’t get as much time as I’d like to read now, I am always on the lookout for novels. This is when I read about this Pakistan bride who asked her husband for books worth Rs 46,000 as a wedding gift. Now, this is the kind of gift I’d want to receive. Well, a few diamonds wouldn’t hurt either.

Naila Shamal, a Pakistani bride is going viral for demanding books worth Rs 46,000 instead of money and jewellery as Haq Mehr. You see, under Islamic law, Haq Mehr is an obligatory payment that the husband makes to the bride in the form of money, jewellery, home goods, furniture or any other form of property. She made a video that has now gone viral with a strong message about eliminating wrong traditions. In the video, Naila, who is a writer, can be seen sitting in her bridal outfit by a bookcase. I think it’s so cool that she asked for books as a wedding gift.

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In the video that has now gone viral, Naila said that she took this unusual step not only because of her love for books but also due to the inflation in Pakistan. Naila also wanted to break the cycle of evil traditions.

She said, “As you all know, I have demanded books worth 100,000 Pakistani Rupee (INR 46,560 approx.) for Haq Mehr. One reason for this is that due to rising inflation in our country, we cannot afford expensive gifts. On the other hand, it is also important to eliminate such evil customs from our society. Most of the women ask for gold or cash, but as a writer, I asked for books because if we can’t value them then how can we expect others to show reverence for them?”

We are all for this!

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