Fatwa: # 28545
Category: Marriage & Divorce
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 26th October 2018


Consummation of marriage is not a prerequisite for the validity of nikaah



 i have recntly asked a question about if a couple has to sleep together after nikaah to make it valid and if they dont will it become in valid but I have not received the answer to it, my friend wants to knw plz could you reply as soon as possilbe...



In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

In principle, the validity of one’s nikaah is not based on the consummation (engaging in conjugal relations) of the marriage. A nikaah will be constituted and regarded to be valid once the proposal and acceptance in the presence of two witnesses is found, irrespective of whether the couple engaged in intimacy or not[1].

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1] مختصر القدوري (ص: 145) 

النكاح ينعقد بالإيجاب والقبول بلفظين يعبر بهما عن الماضي أو يعبر بأحدهما عن الماضي وبالآخر عن المستقبل مثل أن يقول: زوجتي فيقول زوجتك ولا يعقد نكاح المسلمين إلا بحضور شاهدين حرين بالغين عاقلين مسلمين أو رجل وامرأتين عدولا كانوا غيرا عدول أو محدودين في قذف فإن تزوج مسلم ذمية بشهادة ذميين جاز عند أبي حنيفة وأبي يوسف وقال محمد: لا يجوز


المحيط البرهاني للإمام برهان الدين ابن مازة (3/ 68)

قال القدوري رحمه الله في «كتابه»: عقد النكاح ينعقد بلفظين يعبر بهما عن الماضي نحو أن تقول المرأة: زوجت، ويقول الرجل: قبلت، قال: وينعقد أيضاً بلفظين أيضاً، يعبر بأحدهما عن المستقبل نحو أن يقول الرجل: زوجت


الفتاوى الهندية (6/ 437)

 ينعقد بالإيجاب والقبول وضعا للمضي أو وضع أحدهما للمضي والآخر لغيره مستقبلا كان كالأمر أو حالا كالمضارع ، كذا في النهر الفائق

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