While discussing the importance of wali in the Nikah of a Muslim woman, we have covered certain aspects like if the woman is allowed to appoint her own wali or not. Today, our blog will throw light on the status of Nikah when there is no wali.
The presence of wali in Nikah is one of the necessary conditions that cannot be ignored. So if a marriage contract is held without the wali of woman, then it cannot be considered as a fulfilled Nikah and will be rendered as null or void.
In one of the Hadith, Allah’s Messenger, the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said,
“Whichever woman marries without her wali’s permission, her marriage is void, her marriage is void, her marriage is void. If the husband performs intercourse with her despite the invalidity of their marriage, the mahr becomes her right because he had access to her private parts. And if they dispute with the wali about this or other matters, the ruler would then be the wali of the one who does not have a wali.”
[Irwa ul-Ghalil no. 1840]
Since Allah gives strict guidelines about the Nikah being avoided without a wali, so as a noble Muslim woman it is her duty to not giver herself in marriage without his consent.
The relationship of a daughter with his wali is of much more important than we think of. In today’s society, we have taken that relationship for granted.
We need to look closely with reference to the Islamic knowledge that how the life of a daughter is shaped by the acceptance or rejection of her wali in her Nikah. The Muslim daughters need to take care of their responsibilities towards their wali while choosing someone for their life without the knowledge of their shari guardians. Ignoring this results in various bad consequences with which Allah is very displeased.