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I wanted to know whether court marriage is allowed in Islam because people has innovated so many rituals in marriage.

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I wanted to know whether court marriage is allowed in Islam because people has innovated so many rituals in marriage. If we want to avoid these rituals can we go for court marriage?

 

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Court civil marriage


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Your Question: I wanted to know whether court marriage is allowed in Islam

The absolutely obligatory conditions of an Islamic marriage are:

  1. The proposal by one party (groom or bride) and the acceptance of the other party (groom or bride).
  2. The determination of mehr
  3. The presence of (at least) two witnesses to the marriage contract.
  4. The presence or consent of the wali or guardian of the bride (her father, or grand-father, or uncle, or brother, or in their absence, the girl may choose any reliable and righteous member of the believing society to be her wali.)

 

If the above listed four absolutely obligatory conditions of nikaah are fulfilled, regardless of who or where the marriage is conducted, the marriage will be considered absolutely valid and legal in the Sight of Shariah Law and of Allah Subhanah.

 

If one chooses to honor and fulfill the above obligatory conditions of nikaah in the presence of a Judge in a Court of Law, there is absolutely no harm.

 

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