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Validity of Nikah and relocating the Bride directly to Saudi Arabia

Last updated: 1st January 2024
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My brother lives in Saudi Arabia due to his job, and he has conducted the nikah with a girl from India. The nikah occurred via video/voice call in the girl's neighborhood Mosque/Masjid, with witnesses and the imam etc from both families present. The groom has fulfilled all mehr obligations. The nikah was accepted by both families, and the bride and groom confirmed their acceptance through phone calls or witnesses. Now, the groom plans for the bride to come directly to Saudi Arabia. Both the bride and groom, along with their families, agree, but the groom doesn't intend to hold a walima or ruksati ceremony. Is it acceptable in Islam for the groom to take the girl directly to Saudi Arabia, considering they are nikkahfied? And is their marriage/nikah valid?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامداومصليا

You both need to be in the same Majlis (gathering) with offer and acceptance with two male or one male and two female witnesses present. If she sent a Wakeel on her behalf to you and offer and acceptance was listened to by the witnesses then the Nikah will be valid.
So the above case scenario, the Nikah will be invalid.

And Allah knows best

29 Dhul Qa’dah 1445/ 06 June 2024

Answer last updated on:
6th June 2024
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London