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Are Muslims allowed to marry in registery Offices?

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Are Muslims allowed to marry in registery Offices? 

 

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Court marriage legal


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If the following obligatory conditions of an Islamic Nikaah are met, regardless of where the couple get married, the marriage will be deemed lawful and legal in the Sight of Islamic Law.

Proposal by one party and the acceptance by the other.

Determination of the Mehr.

(At least) Two believing witnesses to the marriage agreement.

The consent of the wali (parent/guardian) of the bride.

 

If the above conditions are met, then the marriage will have been deemed according to Shariah and will be absolutely legal and valid. It does not matter if the Judge, or the registrar documenting the marriage is a believer or a non-believer, the Nikaah will be considered valid if the above conditions of Shariah are met.

 

If the above listed obligatory conditions of Nikaah are not met, it does not matter who and where the couple get married; the marriage will be deemed invalid, null and void in the Sight of Islamic Law.

 

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Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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