A court marriage is, essentially, a marriage of one's own choosing that abides by the laws which govern it, while the state safeguards and protects one's freedom. At the heart of court marriages is the protection of free will, which is protected by law. The word "court", though not a legal term by itself, symbolizes the freedom of choice applied.
Court marriages are allowed within Islam, according to the Hanafi school of thought. Our court marriages are performed according to Islamic guidelines with the assistance of a Shar'ai (شرعی) Nikah Khawan.
Court marriages in Pakistan are procted exclusively by THE MUSLIM FAMILY LAWS ORDINANCE 1961. Though the subject itself is contested among Muslim scholars, the Hanafi school of thought infers and permits court marriages within Islam.
It really depends on the circumstances of the couple. In Islam, the consent of a woman's guardian is required for marriage. Since there is a debate between different Muslim schools of thought regarding the subject, women find it convenient to get married without their guardians' consent.
Free affidavit initiates the court marriage. Nikah Khawan convened the religious rituals. Attorney if appointed, is presented along with two witnesses
Ans. Court marriage is all about Free Will. Religiously one needs approval from the guardian, the court marriage allows your alternatively the free will and the law protects the same.
Court marriage can be organized anywhere in Pakistan where you could present the bride and groom along with their witnesses.
A completed Nikkhanama is followed by registration at the Register office. It is followed by the issuance of a marriage registration certificate or NADRA registration certificate.
The following documents are required for a court marriage documentation:
1. CNICs or Passport copies of the spouses
2. Affidavit of “Free Will” on stamp paper
3. CNICs or Passport copies of Witnesses
4. Photographs of the bride and groom
In Pakistan, the Constitution of Pakistan is the supreme law which governs matters of fundamental rights.
In Sindh province and the Federal Capital, the legal age for marriage is 18 for both brides and grooms. Islam, however, holds different views regarding the age of the bride. In Islam, adulthood (Balughat) is defined primarily by physical characteristics. Girls between 14 and 16 are often considered adults or Baligh, but this isn't as strict a rule.
When a couple decides to register their marriage with the Nikah Registrar and Union Council, they must first attend a lawyer and a Nikah Khawan. This is followed by an Ijab-o-Qabool sermon, during which the Nikah Nama is prepared. Once the Nikah Nama is registered with the Nikah Registrar, it is forwarded to the Union Council for Marriage Certificate. The NADRA Marriage Certificate is then issued to the couple.
Yes, all court marriages are
protected under the law and safeguarded by utilizing the free will of the parties involved.
In terms of legal validity, both marriages are valid. Which one a couple choose, depends on the couple.
A court marriage is inexpensive and very convenient from a financial perspective.
In order to register their marriage, the couple attends a Nikha Khawan, followed by an Ijab-o-Qabool sermon. Upon completion of the Nikah Khawan, the Nikah Nama is forwarded to the Nikah Registrar. The file, once registered with Registrar, is forwarded to the Union Council for Marriage Certificate, commonly known as a NADRA Marriage Certificate.
There must be two adult male witnesses for the Nikah to take place. The two people's profiles will appear on the Nikah Namama.
Yes, court marriage could be arranged at your convenience.
Yes, the ceremony itself could be concluded within an hour. The certificate itself could take 3-7 days.
Court marriage itself establishes the legal contract between a wife and husband. The marriage can be dissolved by divorce or Khula.
No, it is not possible for Muslims because Islamic Nikah can be solemnized in presence of two or more witnesses. However, we can arrange Muslim, adult witnesses for your Nikah.
Nowhere. You can ask us for arrangements and documentation of court marriage.
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