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Marrying Without Permission of Guardian (Wali)

Today i will be discussing about a very Important and sensitive issue that is often asked by Muslim youngsters that is doing marriage without the permission of Guardian (Wali) is allowed In Islam or not? Will such Nikah be valid or not that is done without taking permission of the Guardian (Wali)?


Usually a Father is Wali of his children. the meaning of Wali is friend. the meaning of  Waliullah is friend of Allah.

Now coming to the question of Marriage. In Light of Sahih Hadith of Prophet Muhammad SAW a marriage which is done without the permission of Wali will not be valid. Rasool Allah SAW said There is no marriage without a guardian (al-Tirmidhi, 1101; Abu Dawood, 2085; Ibn Maajah, 1881).

Another Hadith talks specifically about the Wali of Woman. Hazrat Aisha R.A narrated that Rasool Allah SAW said Any woman who gets married without the permission of her guardian, her marriage is invalid, her marriage is invalid, her marriage is invalid. (al-Tirmidhi, 1102; Abu Dawood, 2083).

So these two Hadiths makes it clear that Nikah without permission of Wali will not be valid. now a another question that arises here is what if Wali is stopping from marriage without a valid reason then what are the options?

In such a case another close relation can be made Wali for marriage. For example grandfather or brother can be made Wali.

Its also Important to mention that parents also can't force their Children to marry someone. a Nikah that is done by force then such Nikah will also be invalid. 
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