Girl under 18 getting married

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Q: I am 17 years old. My mother has passed away last year and I am living with my mamo and nano. I am totally burdened to them. My sister got married last year. They want me to also get married. I am biologically 19. My age was change in childhood. Can I get my nikaah since I’ve heard that girls under 18 cannot get married?


A: Your nikaah will be valid according to the shariah.

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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