Witnesses in nikaah

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: What are the least possible requirements of doing nikaah? Is it possible in the presence of only two witnesses and bride and groom? Or the presence of a Molvi is necessary?


A: Two adult muslim male witnesses are sufficient to act as witnesses.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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