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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.

asked 101 syar1993's gravatar image

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(Nov 26 '13 at 13:47) Bibi Amina ♦ Bibi%20Amina's gravatar image

a_girl, was it ever decided if the wali must be present or not?

(Nov 26 '13 at 14:41) mikejm3 mikejm3's gravatar image

o alaikum salam, if you are both over (25 years of age)aprox, mature persons, then the nikah is valid. Yes, the Imam becomes the valid wali of your wife. A mature women with sound understanding is free to choose and act as she wills. It is when the women is young and vulnerable that a wali is necessary,for obvious reasons.

answered 3488 abyadgirl's gravatar image

We are 21 and have known eacother for over 15 years.

(Nov 27 '13 at 08:50) syar1993 syar1993's gravatar image

abyadgirl, I thought something had to do with if she was a virgin or not? were did this 25 years come from?

anyway, so your marriage to the Tunisian in Germany was valid? so faisal was right and paul was wrong?

does the male need a wali?

(Nov 27 '13 at 16:16) mikejm4 mikejm4's gravatar image
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