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Is Nikkah Valid If The Real Fathers Name Is Not Used?

Last updated: 29th August 2005
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Assalamu Alaykum In the case of an adopted son, where the real fathers name is know, is nikkah valid if they use the adptive fathers name when asking the girl permission to perform the nikkah(the girl is also aware of who the biological father is) as well as when actually performing the nikkah itself? For example, when they say "son of so and so" If nikkah is not valid, and I, as a family member, know this, does it become my responsibility to inform the couple, as we are ordered to enjoin the good and forbid the evil in the Quran? Also, this situation is quite complicated and I do not wish to post all the details on here, so is it possible for me to insha allah PM with one of the Ulema regarding this matter once it has been answered. I mean, if it is a valid nikkah, then there is no problem. But if its not a valid nikkah, then I would need to further discuss one issue in private, if thats possible. Jazakallah Khayr


In the name of Allah the Most Gracious

The Nikah is valid. The conditions for the Nikah to be established and accepted in Shariah (Islamic Sacred Law), does not require the name of the grooms father (biological or otherwise) to be said. (Al-Hidayah, Vol 1)

May Allah feel the Nikah with eternal bliss and happiness, Ameen.

And Allah (swt) knows best
29 Aug. 2005

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Ulamaa ID 05
Location: Batley, England