Father in-law or brother in-law acting as a wakeel in nikaah

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Q: Can a girl choose her father in law and her brother in law as wali or wakeel of nikah?


A: The father-in-law can be used, not the brother-in-law, as the wali if she does not have brothers, parents, uncles, etc.

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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