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Can Nikah occur using these words?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulUloomTT.net

I want to know that if boy and girl accept each other by saying main tumhin Allah aor Allah k rasool ko hazir nazir jaan k qabul krta hun n in reply of this girl aslo said main b Allah ko hazir nazir jaan k qanul krti hun is thoes words have any legal standing in islam. If yes after that girl can nikah to other man?

As salaam Alaikum,

These words do not have any legal standing in Islam and from these, Nikah cannot occur. The marriage can only take place when Ijab (consent) and Qubul (acceptance) are done in front of two Muslim male witnesses or one Male and two Females, all of whom must be adults who are sane.

When a boy says to a girl ‘mein tumhin aur Allah ke rasool ko hazir nazir jaan ke Qubul karta hun’ (while knowing and believing that Allah and His Messenger are present and looking, I accept you as my wife) and the girl replies ‘main b Allah ko hazir nazir jaan k qubul karti hin’ (I also, accept you, knowing and believing that Allah is present and looking), then the Nikah does not occur. It is not valid at all and saying such words to contract a Nikah is totally unlawful since it is opposing the Sacred laws of the Shariah. Using such statements to do a Nikah is totally against the teachings of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW), and it is totally impermissible for Muslims to do such.

And Allah knows best,

Mufti Waseem Khan

18/05/2017

This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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