A man and a woman who are temporarily married (mutah) decide to end their marriage. The request initially came from the woman, however eventually both agreed to this so they ended the marriage before the date that was initially agreed upon. The mahr for this marriage was never paid and the man is now saying that he doesn’t need to pay the mahr because the woman decided to end the marriage and according to Ayatullah Shirazi, if the woman desires to end the mutah, the mahr doesn’t need to be paid. Is this true? Does he not need to pay the mahr?

The man needs to pay her Mahr (dowry).