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Is it true that the condition of having proper documents, i.e the nika nama, are only the requirement of the country's law? will the nika take place according to shariah without a proper nika nama under the following types of situations:

Situation 1:

A man asks a woman "do u agree to accept nika with me?". The woman says " I DO" and this is repeated 3 times. Two men witness this event, but they do not take it seriously, that is they think that the man and woman are doing this talk just as a game or joke.

Situation 2:

The same situation is repeated as mentioned above, except for the fact that both the witnesses took it seriously and did not consider it a joke.

In both the situations:
1. Are the man and women now married according to sharia?  if the girl now has to marry someone else does she have to take proper talaq from that man even if this so-called marriage was not consumated?

2. If talaq is not taken and the man and woman consumate this marriage thinking that it is a valid nikah, will it be sinful for them?

Please do answer the question.

Jazak Allah.

Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)


Dear Sister,

There is no presence of wali, and by going with the following hadith, its void.

AbuDawud Book 005, Hadith Number 2078.
Narated By 'Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin : The Apostle of Allah (pbuh) said: The marriage of a woman who marries without the consent of her guardians is void. (He said these words) three times. If there is cohabitation, she gets her dower for the intercourse her husband has had. If there is a dispute, the sultan (man in authority) is the guardian of one who has none.

However one should not make jokes of such type or else will suffer from guilt as shaitan will create confusion and one ends up under pain and suffering.


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