Minimum number of witnesses required for Nikah. Is it possible for the wali to be a witness?
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Minimum number of witnesses required for Nikah
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Your question: What are the requirements in terms of minimum number of witnesses for a nikka to be valid according to the sharia.
The minimum number of witnesses required for a Nikaah to be valid in Shariah, is
Your question: Is it possible for the wali to be a witness?
There is no harm if the Wali is made a witness, provided both the bride and the groom are available at the Nikaah. Thus the Wali and one other person can be made witnesses to the offer and acceptance contract of Nikaah.
But if the Wali is also the Wakeel and has been given the power of attorney by either the bride or the groom to accept or reject the proposal on their behalf, then the Wali cannot be made a witness to this Nikaah. For the Nikaah to be valid, there must be at least two witnesses to the marriage contract.
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