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Implication of Dowry on the Women of Bangladesh

Volume 12, Issue 4, September 2015, Pages 874–879

 Implication of Dowry on the Women of Bangladesh

Arobia Khanam1, Monsoor Taslima2, and MS Islam3

1 Lecturer (Law), School of Social Science Humanities and Languages, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur-1705, Bangladesh
2 Professor, Department of Law, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
3 Lecturer, School of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur-1705, Bangladesh

Original language: English

Copyright © 2015 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Bangladesh is a developing country. In our country there are many kinds of undesirable customs. Dowry is one of them. Because of this evil practice the brides have to give huge amount of money, furniture, ornament and many other things to the bridegroom which is against our Islamic law and public interest. That's why it has drawn my attention, though many researchers have done huge works in this regard.
The purpose of my research work is to find out consequences of dowry, the process of removing the dowry and establish equal rights of men and women. In doing so I have found that many women think that they are giving dowry so that they can lead a happy conjugal life.
Besides they think that if they cannot give dowry at the time of marriage their marriage will not be solemnized .Though solemnized marriage will be dissolved for want of dowry.
It is a matter of regret that in spite of remarkable development of women in different sectors they cannot exercise their rights properly because of this evil practice to some extent.
After concluding my work within 47 interviewers (university students) representing their families I have found that 30% of that can't think marriage without payment of dowry, 4% think dowry is being used as a means of enriching themselves, Dowry is a condition precedent of the marriage seems about 26% . 2% of my study mentioned that dowry is increasing because of lack of Islamic knowledge. Surprisingly 38% comments that marriage dissolved due to nonpayment of dowry. Giving and taking dowry is prevailing in our society for want of well bred or well education, lack of Islamic knowledge and laws regarding their right .Lastly I want to say because of patriarchy society it is increasing. So I recommend that attitude, mentality, thinking, views of men should be changed. Everybody should grow up with this mentality that women have same the right as men in all spheres of life. They cannot be deprived. Morality and ethics should be strong. Family education is needed alongside institutional education in order to change the mentality of our patriarchy society.

Author Keywords: Dowry, Islam, Al-Quran, Patriachy, Law etc.

How to Cite this Article

Arobia Khanam, Monsoor Taslima, and MS Islam, “Implication of Dowry on the Women of Bangladesh,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 874–879, September 2015.