In 2017 i got married, After 5 or 6 months, my wife told me that she did not sign the nikahnama, it was her saheli who signed it, I told her that if your saheli has signed nikahnama than it means that your saheli is my wife as she has signed the nikahnama..on hearing this, she got angry and signed the nikahnama and erased the sign done by her saheli on nikahnama. Kindly let me know is my nikah valid with my wife, now we have 2 daughters.
asked Oct 31, 2022 in Marriage (Nikah) by Raomdbilal557

1 Answer

Ref. No. 2110/44-1230

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

Your Nikah with your wife was valid, and merely her friend's signature will not affect the marriage. The saheli signed the Nikahnama on behalf of your wife not for herself. And you accepted your wife in your marriage but not her friend. Therefore, your marriage with your wife is undoubtedly valid. Because the signature is not important in the marriage, rather the ijab and qabool (proposal and acceptance) are the essential parts of the marriage. In this signature, the saheli was just a representative, not a self doer.

And Allah knows best

Darul Ifta

Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband

answered Nov 14, 2022 by Darul Ifta