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What is the essential of Islamic Marriage? Is there any need for Kazi or witness? A man and woman live together as husband and wife without formal nikah or nikahnama. Can it be call a valid marriage?

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What is the essential of Islamic Marriage? Is there any need for Kazi or witness? A man and woman live together as husband and wife without formal nikah or nikahnama. Can it be call a valid marriage?


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Things required for Islamic marriage

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Your question: What is the essential of Islamic Marriage?

The following conditions must be met and are absolutely essential for a legal Islamic Marriage:

  1. The man woman are non-mehram.
  2. The man and woman to agree to the marriage.
  3. Two witnesses
  4. Mehr should be agreed upon.

 

Your question: Is there any need for Kazi or witness?

There is no need for a Qadi in an Islamic marriage. If the above conditions are met, any believer can marry the couple.

 

The two witnesses are absolutely essential, without which the marriage would be invalid in Islam.

 

Your question: A man and woman live together as husband and wife without formal nikah or nikahnama. Can it be call a valid marriage?
A marriage without the nikaah and witnesses, will not be valid nor recognized in Islam. The couple who live together without nikaah, will thus be living their lives in zina and will be held severely accountable in the Court of Allah.

 

Marriage in Islam is not something to be decided amongst two people in secrecy. Marriages must be announced and it is a preferred Sunnah to hold a marriage feast (walima).

 

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Burhan


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