Who are the witnesses required during a Muslim marriage?

Last updated on Apr 8, 2022

The marriage has to take place in the presence of:

  • Two male witnesses or 
  • One male and two female witnesses. 

 

These witnesses must be Muslims, adults and of sound mind. The Sunni School of Muslim law specifically requires two witnesses to present while the Shia School of Law does not require the presence of a witness in any matter regarding marriage.1 

  1. Mulla, D. F., Sir. (n.d.). Principles of Mahomedan Law (20th ed.) p.332.[]

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