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Girl Getting Married without Guardian

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Q: Can a virgin girl get married without her wali (Islamic guardian)?

A. According to the Hanafi Madhab, Nikah of a Baalighah girl without a Wali is valid (Raddul Muhtaar V9 P342).

In the Shaafi’ee Madhab, a Wali is a condition for the validity of the Nikah (Mughniyul Muhtaaj V3 P147).

Although valid in the Hanafi Madhab, it is discouraged and not advisable.   

Moulana Yusuf Laher
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