Validity of nikaah if mahr was not mentioned at the time of nikaah

Q: Zaid conducted the marriage of Zainab to Shuaib. But Zainab did not appoint Zaid as wakeel. However Zainab heard the ijab and qubool through the phone and then later when she was asked whether she accepted the nikaah with Shuaib, she said that she accepted. However, she did not notice what was the amount of mahr which was mentioned. So she has no idea about how much mahr she is going to get. Is the marriage valid?

A: If the nikaah was performed in the presence of the groom (Shuaib) and Muslim witnesses, and after Zainab was informed of the nikaah, she accepted the nikaah, then the nikaah will be valid, even though she was not informed regarding the mahr.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)