Bride should hear nikaah contract.
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brother i had few more doubts on Nikah people say that when nikah is going on even the girl should hear it but if nikah is done is masjid how to go about it.
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Bride should hear nikaah contract
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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.101 Narrated by Aisha
Allah's Messenger (sws) said, "It is essential to have the consent of a virgin (for her marriage). I (Aisha) said, "A virgin feels shy." The Prophet (saws) said, "Her silence means her consent."
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.98 Narrated by Abu Huraira
The Prophet (saws) said, "A virgin should not be married till she is asked for her consent; and the matron (divorcee, widow, etc.) should not be married till she is asked whether she agrees to marry or not." It was asked, "O Allah's Messenger (saws)! How will she (the virgin) express her consent?" He (saws) said, "By keeping silent."
It is an absolutely obligatory condition of a marriage to be legal in the Sight of Shariah for the bride to consent to her marriage. If the bride is a virgin, and she feels shy to declare or respond her approval, her silence will be accepted as her approval; but if a matron (one who is divorced, or a widow, etc.) is married, her silence will not be accepted as her approval, but she must verbally declare her acceptance to the Judge conducting the marriage.
The bride is well within her rights to demand that all the conditions of the contract of her nikaah are read or declared in her presence, if indeed she wills do so.or she may alternatively appoint her wali or guardian to make sure that all the conditions stipulated in her nikaah contract are acceptable to her. It is the responsibility of the Judge and the appointed wali of the bride to make sure that the bride comprehends all the conditions that are stipulated in her nikaah contract before she gives her final approval to the nikaah contract.
If the bride has reason to doubt any condition in her nikaah contract, or is not satisfied with any condition placed in her nkaah contract..she is well within her rights to refuse to give her consent to the nikaahand a marriage without the precise consent of the bride would be deemed null and void in the Sight of Shariah Law.
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