Verbal acceptance of Marriage: husband and wife i;e they say "Qabool Hai" three time as to be said in Nikkah
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I`d like to ask that if a boy and girl accept each other as a husband and wife i;e they say "Qabool Hai" three time as to be said in Nikkah. Are there Nikkah done by this act? I have heard this in some islamic programe on tv. i am really confused ,please reply soon.. I will be waiting for your reply.
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Verbal Acceptance of Marriage
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In light of the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah, the following acts are considered absolutely obligatory conditions of a marriage or ‘nikaah’ contract:
- The proposal by the groom and the acceptance by the bride
- The determination of the ‘mehr’ gift for the bride
- The presence of (at least) two witnesses to the ‘nikaah’ contract
- The presence and consent of the guardian or ‘wali’ of the bride.
There is a difference of opinion amongst the scholars in Islam whether the ‘consent of the wali’ is an obligatory condition of Islamic Nikaah or not; but all the scholars of all the schools of thought are absolutely anonymous regarding the obligations of the first three conditions.
Any marriage between two eligible persons which satisfy and fulfill the above obligatory conditions of Shariah will be deemed legal and valid in the Sight of Allah Subhanah and Shariah.
Any marriage which does not satisfy even one of the above obligatory conditions of Islamic marriage will be deemed null and void in the Sight of Allah Subhanah and Shariah.
Your Question: I`d like to ask that if a boy and girl accept each other as a husband and wife i;e they say "Qabool Hai" three time as to be said in Nikkah. Are there Nikkah done by this act?
If the boy and the girl have between themselves simply declared ‘Qabool Hai’ (I accept you), without the determination of mehr and the presence of at least two witnesses and the bride’s guardian; the Nikaah would be deemed absolutely illegal, null and void in the Sight of Allah Subhanah and Shariah.
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