A marriage of a person who is of sound mind and has attained puberty but has not given their consent, is an invalid marriage. The bride has the option to communicate her consent with a Wali who may be a relative. A Wali can be anyone chosen by the woman who is close to her like a relative. Under the Shafei and Maliki schools (Sunni sect), consent has to be given through a Wali. However in the Hanafi school of law (Sunni sect), the woman can give consent with or without a Wali. 10
- Mulla, D. F., Sir. (n.d.). Principles of Mahomedan Law (20th ed.) p.331; Kummali Abubukker v Vengatt Marakkar (70) A.Ker.277.