Assalam o Alikum!
I had done nikkah with my long term fiance. As we wanted to talk on the phone and I was considered Na mehrem to her. So we did a sectret nikkah to stay away from sins. Our parents planned to get us married later. We have been married for a couple of months.
Everything was pretty good until someone told my wife that our nikkah was not valid as there was no wali from her side. We both are legal adults and our parents don't plan to get us married anytime soon. I had considered a couple of Imams who had given me the permission to have a nikkah without a wali because they claimed "in case the wali is not present, the Imam who is getting us married becomes her wali automatically".
Was our nikah valid?
Your help will be appreciated.