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Question # : 236

United Kingdom

What are the conditions of being a witness at a Nikah and what is the ruling if the girl does not have any close relatives who can be the witnesses?

Answer : 236

Published on: Apr 30, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 403/B)

The witness can be anyone who is aaqil (sane), baaligh (adult) and Muslim. It is not necessary for a witness to be from immediate relatives. However, there should be two witnesses who can listen and understand the Nikah words that are exchanged by a man and woman:

ولاینعقد نکاح المسلمین الا بحضور شاھدین حرین عاقلین بالغین الخ (ھدایہ)

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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