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Requirements for Marriage

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Q: Is it permissible for a Hanafi lady to marry without her parent’s consent? If it is permissible, what is required for nikah (marriage) to be valid?

A. Nikah of a matured Hanafi lady is valid without a Wali. (Raddul Muhtaar V9 P342). Although permissible, it is not advisable to do so.

Both boy and girl must be Baaligh and sane. The girl must grant her permission to get her married to that particular boy. The boy must accept. At least two witnesses should be present. The two witnesses should also hear the declaration and the acceptance. The witnesses should be two males or one male and two females.

Moulana Yusuf Laher
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