Qualifications to be a witness to marriage.
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My Uncle(mother`s brother) signed as witness of my marriage.He is 50 years old ,but not married. My sister in law says that he is not eligible to be a witness as he is not married.Is that correct?
What are the qualifications for a person to be a witness of marriage?
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Qualifications to be a witness to marriage
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Your Question: What are the qualifications for a person to be a witness of marriage?
Any believer who is sane, adult, and trustworthy can be made a witness for a marriage in Shariah.
Your Statement: .He is 50 years old ,but not married.My sister in law says that he is not eligible to be a witness as he is not married.Is that correct?
Regardless of the age of your uncle, regardless of whether he is married or unmarried.as long as your uncle is a believer, is sane and is trustworthy, he is eligible to be a witness for a marriage in Shariah.
Your sister-in-law who claims that an adult sane trustworthy believer cannot be made a witness for a marriage in Shariah only because he himself is unmarried should be asked to provide the evidence for her prohibition from the Quran or the Sunnah.and we absolutely assure you sister, that there is none!
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