Consent of the girl for nikaah

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: When the Imam leads the nikaah, does he have to ask the girl with two witnesses or just two witness is enough. In our locality people say Imam should ask the girl and they get offended if the Imam doesn’t go.


A: The consent that has been obtained by her parent is sufficient.

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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