Fatwa: # 42083
Category: Marriage (Nikah)
Date: 15th March 2019


Would an invalid marriage by secular law nullify an Islamic marriage?


If a marriage would be considered valid under the Islamic law but is forbidden by secular civil law would that marriage be considered valid or invalid?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The Islamic marriage (Nikah) will be valid even if it is not valid in civil law. [1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Aboobakr Siddeeq bin Mufti Amjad Mohammad

Student Darul Iftaa

Azaadville, Johannesburg, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1]  رد المحتار - ط. بابي الحلبي (3/ 3)

 العقد مجموع إيجاب أحد المتكلمين مع قبول الآخر

درر الحكام شرح غرر الأحكام (4/ 40)

( وَيَنْعَقِدُ ) النِّكَاحُ أَيْ يَحْصُلُ وَيَتَحَقَّقُ ( بِإِيجَابٍ وَقَبُولٍ )

فتاوى دار العلوم زكريا  (4/ 274)

فتاوى قاسمية  (16/ 198)

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