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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Marriage of a women with dead gurdians

Let's say, Z is a woman. All of her Mahrams' and gurdians have died. If she wants to marry now, how would she?
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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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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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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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Are these two ahadith 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 guardianship ...
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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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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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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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Validity of a forced nikah?

I know forced marriage is not permissible. But many people say that as long as the bride agrees with the marriage contract, and says qabul three times, the marriage is valid. But, what if the bride’s ...
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Could Pre-Islamic Arab women arrange their own marriages?

Background I am currently in a discussion with someone who argues that Islam worsened women’s rights in Arabia. I have dealt with most of his objections, except this one: Argument Before Islam, ...
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Who is my Wali?

Assalamulikum, This question has been circling my mind. My parents have been divorced since I was 7 and my mother and I live in the united states while my father lives in a different country. As a ...
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Can We do nikkah without wali when he's not marrying off his daughter?

I'm 24F i come from a strict family and I want to marry someone specific 26M. He is good in deen and in ikhlaq also can manage my expenses if I become his wife but the problem is my parents are not ...
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Seeking judgement from taghut

I've been reading a piece of work that says that accepting the terms of service in most websites is kufr because they say they can bring you to non Muslim (taghut court's) so by pressing I accept on ...
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Role of a Wali for a boy

The role of a Wali is most discussed with respect to girls/women until marriage. However, a minor boy has a wali as well, and the succession of the father becomes relevant when the father dies early. ...
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Wali of a christian woman? [duplicate]

Salamwalaikum, I intend on marrying a christian woman who has already been introduced and accepted by my family and her family knows of me too. I’d like to get the nikah done as does she as soon as ...
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Boys father as wali [duplicate]

Can Girl's father appoint Boy's father as wali in marriage? Girl's father live far away so he accept and say im agreed in this marriage in the phone. Does boy's father can do the work of qazi?
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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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Can my father be my Wali if I am unsure if he can be considered a Muslim?

Assalamu aleykum, Im a sunni woman and I want to do my Nikkah but I need a Wali. My Dad is an Alevite who doesnt pray, doesnt read quran,doesnt go to the mosque, doesnt like women wear hijab but he ...
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A girl accepting Islam, getting married to a Muslim man, all of her family is non-muslim Wali issue

Dear brother and sisters. I met a girl abroad, who is not a Muslimah. She is willing to accept Islam and I want to do nikkah with her to save myself from committing zina. Nikkah is only for the sake ...
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Can i get married without my dads consent

I don’t have any issues with my dad, i want him to be there and all that but I don’t want his consent to get married, or any man’s. I find it incredibly misogynistic, my consent is the only consent ...
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