Answered by: Alimah Siddiqa al-Farsiyyah
I have accepted someone as my husband and he has accepted me as his wife. We both said this many times in front of our relatives and other people. However, our families don’t allow us to marry. So my question is, Nikah is the acceptance of the male and female is it not?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
If two mature Muslims, willingly do the offer and acceptance (ijaab & qubool), in the presence of at least two sane Muslim males or two females and one male, then the nikah is valid.
Only Allah knows best
Written by Alimah Siddiqa al-Farsiyyah
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
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