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Ruling on Unregistered Marriage

What is the ruling of Sharia on unregistered marriage?

Answer:

All perfect praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds. May His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.

In order for a marriage contract to be considered valid, there has to be a Wali (Guardian) of the bride, two honorable witnesses and the contract has to be documented at an Islamic court. And Allah the Almighty knows best.

This answer was collected from the official government Iftaa Department of Jordan.

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