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    Question ID: 66287Country: india

    Title: Is nikah valid without Qazi or Molvi?

    Question: I will be obliged if your honour kindly provide me the following information(fatwa) according to Muslim Shariah to Muslim. (1) Nikah without Qazi/Molvi, is it valid or not? (2) Witnesses one woman and one man, is it valid for nikah? (3) Without mention in nikah register/thumb impression, is it valid or not?

    Answer ID: 66287

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 734/611/D=09/1437)

    (1) If the boy and girl themselves or their wakil do ijab-o-qubul in the presence of two Muslim witnesses then nikah shall be valid. However it is sunnah to read the khutbah before nikah and it is also mustahab to do nikah in the mosque. The boy or his wakil may also read the khutbah and perform nikah even without a Qazi or Molvi.

    (2) It is necessary that there are two women with one man. Only by one man and one woman the quorum of witness shall not be complete because the quorum of nikah as per the Holy Quran is two males or one male and two women.

    (3) Nikah-Nama with signature or thumb impression is a documentary note which is written so that it may be of help at the time of need. Nikah becomes valid if done verbally in the presence of two witnesses.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India