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Marry with paper work

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Is it possible to marry in the religion only without any papers from the government or state? 


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Marry with paper work

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There are four obligatory conditions for a marriage or nikaah to be lawful in Shariah:

  1. Proposal by one party and acceptance by the other.
  2. The determination of mehr.
  3. The presence of (at least) two witnesses to the marriage contract.
  4. The consent of the parents/guardians of the bride.


If the above four obligatory conditions of a nikaah are met, regardless of whether one chooses to register their marriage contract with the government authorities of the land or not, that marriage will be deemed absolutely legal, lawful, and binding in the Sight of Shariah Law and in the Sight of Allah Subhanah.


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