Calling the groom by his step fathers name instead of his fathers name at the time of nikaah

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: One of my friends is going to get married soon Insha Allah but we have a little query which is creating embarrassment in our minds. His actual father’s name is not written under his CNIC but the name of the person his mother is married to after his father’s death is written. Will Nikaah be valid as per shariah if the nikaah reciter says his step father’s name as per CNIC instead of his real father’s name? Kindly please clear the confusion.


A: The nikaah is valid if people know him and recognise him accordingly, but it is wrong to attribute this person to the stepfather.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)