- (Islam) A compensation gift given to a woman when divorced or repudiated by her husband.
2007, David J. Ndegwah, Biblical Hermeneutics as a Tool for Inculturation in Africa, page 121:
- Once it has had three steers, the new owner can 'cut the linkage' (mutat) by giving back an ox and six goats or so, depending on the practice in a particular area, and the original owner will give away the ox in exchange for another calf, which will create a new cattle lineage.
- 2009, Jamal J. Ahmad Nasir (editor), The Status of Women under Islamic Law and Modern Islamic Legislation (third edition), BRILL, ISBN 9789004172739, chapter thirteen: “The Dower”, § 5: ‘Entitlement to the Dower’, page 95:
- This is a ruling agreed upon by the Shi’ahs with the reservation that if the husband should die before consummation, without having specified a dower, nor set any portion for his wife in the contract, then nothing is due to her by way of dower or gift (mutat) (Ref. Al-Hilli, p. 21).
- past participle of mutar
conjugation of mutat
(With verbal prefixes):
- supine of muta.