Using a fake identity in Nikaah

Q: Is the nikaah valid if the man used someone else’s identity. Name, surname date of birth all belonging to someone else. After he left his wife it was discovered that he is not the person he pretended to be?


A: The nikaah will be valid.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)