Marriage without Guardian

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Q: Is marriage not valid without a Wali (guardian)? My nikah (marriage) is done without any Wali?

A.
According to the Hanafi Madhab, Nikah of a Baalighah girl without a Wali is valid (Raddul Muhtaar V9 P342).

In the Shaafi'ee Madhab, a Wali is a condition for the validity of the Nikah (Mughniyul Muhtaaj V3 P147).

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked by: Mufti Siraj Desai