Q: I used to talk to a girl from my relatives. We decided to get married. At that time the girl lived at her grandfather’s house. I went there several times. The grandfather and the girl told me that the girl’s father gave the girl’s grandfather permission for her to get married. In 2017 nikaah was performed. Mehr was decided, witness were present, ijaab and qabool took place and the khutbah of nikaah was performed. The girls parents did not know about the nikaah.
Once nikaah was done, we meet twice and we were alone in the house. Now I want to complete the rukshati. I want to know if this nikaah is valid or not?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)