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Questions tagged [wali]

For questions relating to a woman's wali (guardian), typically in relation to the wali's role during marriage.

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Who can be Wali of a woman who has no other Muslims in her family?

I have a question that if A (boy) wants get marry with b (girl) and B has no Muslim from her family she is alone Muslim from her all family. who can be wali for her ? If A's dad become wali for his ...
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Nikah with a Non-Muslim

I am planning my nikah but the bride is not a Muslim. She is Christian but not practising. Does this affect the validity of the nikah? Does she has to be convert in order for the nikah to happen? ...
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Revert sister looking to get married ASAP

I’m a revert sister who is getting married ASAP but I don’t have wali as none of my family are Muslim so who can be my wali? Can my soon to be husbands dad be the wali as if really like him to be or ...
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parents dont agree for marriage on the basis of caste [duplicate]

aoa. i am a practicing muslimah, and I want to marry a practicing muslim boy from a good religious family. i talked to family about him around 2 years ago and they refused to even meet them because ...
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Why didn't Ali (RA) punish the assassin of Usman?

I've read in many places that he was hesitant to punish his killers, which eventually led to the fitnah and then his own death. If he'd had punished them possibly the battle of Karbala could've been ...
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Is my father's guardianship waived if he abused me as a child? [closed]

Asalamu Alaikum brothers and sisters, I have a very troubling situation if you didn't already realise from the question. My 'father' and I have a very unstable relationship and it is mainly due to ...
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Do I need to get a divorce from a secret marriage to remarry?

I was in a relationship and in order to avoid zinnah we decided to get married. I was a girl of 24 years then and during the process of nikkah my guardian or any of my relatives was not present, I was ...
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Are these two ahadith in Bukhari about guardian marriage contradicting each other?

I know a woman should take her guardian's will for marriage before proposing to marry someone and if her guardian refuses her right to marry then his guardianship becomes void and that she can choose ...
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Can a girl marry on her own? [duplicate]

If a girl's guardian does not want her to marry at all, or does not want her to marry a boy that she likes. What are the options for this girl? Can she bypass her parent/guardian consent and proceed ...
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Legal basis for kuffar women needing a wali?

In this answer, it is stated with some references that the madhahib of sunni Islam agree that every woman, whether a Muslim or a kafir, needs a wali to get married under Islamic rule - I suppose this ...
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How can we determine if a wali is refusing marriage to a man whose religious commitment and character are good?

Islam Q&A write: Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: If the wali refused to let a woman marry a man whose religious commitment and character are good, then ...
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If father is dead and brothers refuse to act as my nikah wali, what are my options to get married? [duplicate]

I am in my 40's, never married. I want to get married to someone who my family object to (brothers, as father has passed away). Objections are he is in his 30's, and hasn't been very religious. He ...
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Do Non-Muslim women need a wali to get married?

In this answer it is claimed that Non-Muslim women need a Muslim wali to get married under sharia rule: the wali(guardian) of the Christian woman is a Muslim In a comment to it, it is claimed that ...
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Who can be wali, and in what order?

By default, the father of a woman is her wali. In case the father dies, this status will pass to either the grandfather or a brother of the woman - and here I'm already not sure whether a brother by ...
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Can an ex-wife's son legally prevent her accessing divorce settlement money?

A question that came up during a conversation with some friends. If a woman who has been divorced from her violent husband and through a court of law in the UAE is awarded a certain amount of money ...
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Who can be my wali if my parents don't agree to let me marry now but later?

I'm in a relationship with a man of my age who is undergoing training in Armed forces. So he is not allowed to get married now. Because of my mother's insistence he had to go to army so that I don't ...
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Wali's right to marry off a virgin without her consent in different madhahib

Sparked by this question I did some reading up on marrying off young girls. I'm posting unabridged sections from Reliance of the Traveler to give the full context of my question. My question is at the ...
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How does a convert woman go about finding a guardian?

A woman who converts to Islam will often have no male Muslim relatives to act as a guardian (wali). I see online questions along the lines of "I'm a convert woman, have no guardian, and want to get ...
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How can a Muslim woman marry if her family members are non-Muslims and cannot perform the role of the wali?

Me and my fiancé are planning on having a nikah soon, but I have been researching the topic and my parents and family are all non-Muslim (I have converted to Islam after meeting my fiancé). But I ...
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What role does the wali (guardian) play after a woman is married?

There's a strong emphasis on a woman's wali (guardian) during marriage, and when selecting a husband. However, it seems the role of the wali disappears after she is married. In a sense, the husband ...
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Why do only women need a wali for nikah?

If the Quran states that believers are equal, whether men or women, why does only a woman need a wali to get married?
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Does the father have to be present during the nikah or is his consent enough?

I want to know whether the father has to be present or is his consent enough? Along with two witnesses of course. A girl and boy would like to get married, the boys side has sent a proposal. The ...
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How do Muslim women have personal freedom when their movement is restricted by their guardian?

According to Islam, female children (even adult/unmarried) enjoy personal freedom, individual identity, inheritance, freedom of choice and right to health and education. But what do terms like "...
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Can our imam act as wali for our nikkah, when my intended wife's family only allow her to date?

I am a 21 year-old Muslim, reverted 3 years ago to Islam, and now I would like to get married. I met a 16 year-old girl and she is interested in getting married, but her family are non-practicing ...
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What should I do when I want to marry a man but none of my relatives will be wali?

I have tried all possible means to get my dad to accept the man I want to marry, but he keeps on saying no simply because of some cultural belief. The man I want to marry is a Muslim and religious, ...
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What are the requirements (e.g. wali) for a Muslim-Christian marriage?

I'm a Muslim, Alhamdulillah. My wife is a Christian. We got married in the court-house. Bad things started happening to us, and we thought it's probably because we didn't get married the Islamic way, ...
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I forged a “right of wali” letter from my father and we lied to the imam about receiving mahr. Is our marriage valid? [closed]

My husband and I lied to the imam so that we could get married. Also, I did not receive a mahr. And I want to know if our marriage is valid or if we need to redo the nikah. The details are as ...
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Is my father's irrational rejection of my marriage proposal enough of an excuse to have my brother be my wali?

I would like to explain my situation first before asking my question. A righteous man, whom visits the masjid often, reads Quran, delivers da'awah in person and online, and is well known by many in ...
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If a girl is not a virgin, can nikah be valid without a wali? [duplicate]

Me and my girlfriend want to get married but our parents will never agree just because I'm a Sunni and she is Shia. We really want to get married and not be involved in haram. If a girl is not a ...
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Was my marriage valid given that there was no wali and my husband had no witnesses of his own?

I am a revert for nearly a year and I was married to a brother quite quickly after I converted to Islam. He asked me to marry him and three days later we attended a mosque and got married. I had no ...
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Can I have someone other than my father as the wali? [closed]

I am a 25 year old woman. I was engaged 3 years ago with my parents' consent although it is a love marriage. At that time both my parents were reluctant, still we convinced them to get their blessing. ...
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Is marriage without a Wali for a divorcee woman valid?

I found recently that all women should have a wali or wakil (lawyer) to represent them during the Nikah otherwise it is not valid. This is my second marriage. Before the marriage, I told him I ...
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What are the rights of un-married girls to choose husband in Islam?

please provide the answer and if possible the reference 1 : what rights does a girl has to choose her husband by her self ?? 2 : up to what limit and what right her parents have over her will ?? 3 ...
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My wife's father (wali) did not consent to our marriage since I am not from the same family and village; is our marriage valid?

In April 2013. I married in Pakistan (ISB) a girl of the same nationality and religion (age 27, Doctor) after a struggle of 8 years. After which we were both living in KSA, and more than 300 people ...