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Qazi in Nikah

Question:

Assalamaliakumwarehmatulla hi wabarakatahu.
Nikah mey do gawah.
Theek hai.
Is it mandatory that there has to be a Qazi to perform the Nikah?
Can one of the Gawah be the Qazi?
Can the groom himself read / perform the Nikah?
Please answer

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, Nikah is valid when the proposal and acceptance statements are exchanged in the presence of two witnesses. To have a third person conduct the Nikah is not a necessary component for the validity of Nikah. [1]

Although the Nikah is valid without a third person, it is preferred that a pious person aware of the laws of Nikah should conduct the Nikah.[2]

Note: A Nikah should not be performed secretly. Rather it should be announced and performed in the Masjid.[3]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

(Mufti) Abdul Azeem bin Abdur Rahman

 

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[1]  (وَيَنْعَقِدُ) مُتَلَبِّسًا (بِإِيجَابٍ) مِنْ أَحَدِهِمَا (وَقَبُولٍ) مِنْ الْآخِرِ (الدر المختار، ج 3، ص 9، سعيد)

فتاوى محمودية، ج 10، ص 589، فاروقيّة

 

 

[2]  وَيُنْدَبُ إعْلَانُهُ وَتَقْدِيمُ خُطْبَةٍ وَكَوْنُهُ فِي مَسْجِدِ يَوْمِ جُمُعَةٍ بِعَاقِدٍ رَشِيدٍ وَشُهُودٍ عُدُولٍ (الدر المختار، ج 3، ص 8، سعيد)

فتاوى محمودية، ج 10، ص 594 فاروقيّة

فتاوى محمودية، ج 10، ص 596-597 فاروقيّة

 

 

 

[3]  وَيُنْدَبُ إعْلَانُهُ وَتَقْدِيمُ خُطْبَةٍ وَكَوْنُهُ فِي مَسْجِدِ يَوْمِ جُمُعَةٍ بِعَاقِدٍ رَشِيدٍ وَشُهُودٍ عُدُولٍ (الدر المختار، ج 3، ص 8، سعيد)

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