Wali of a girl whose father does not want to be present for the nikaah

Q: I was divorced 20 years back and I have 2 daughters from my first marriage. My parents brought them up without any help from my ex husband.

After divorce, he got married and I also got married. Now my first daughter is getting married. For some time my ex husband is contact with my daughters so she asked her father to be her wali in her marriage but he refused all of sudden.

My father, their maternal grandfather (nana) became her wali from the age of 2 since he only taking care of her.

My question is whether my daughter's marriage is valid or not?

A: If your ex-husband had approved of the marriage then the nikaah is valid.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)