Marriage is a blissful event, a time of Joy and Love, whether it’s in a traditional way or via Online Nikkah or Court Marriage. In an online nikah, you have to follow a few steps. Nowadays it is possible to marry your jeevansathi/Rishta in just a few hours with our online service, and it will be in accordance with Islam and Local/International Laws.
In this article, we are going to discuss the different types of Nikah services available, and their uses and strengths. We will also cover the various steps and options that you should consider for your unique personal circumstances.
Online nikah and Court Marriage (Adalat Nikkah)- Who can use this?
We have been proudly offering our services worldwide for many years. One of these reasons is due to our transparency, and how we guide our clients. A nikah (or adalat nikkah) is a marriage that takes place between two people, where at least one of them should be a Muslim.
The principles of marriage are well defined in the Quran and are reaffirmed by many laws in Pakistan, including Muhammadan law. This article will explain everything you need to know to fully understand the marriage process in Islam, and how we can help you get married using our online platform.
Court Marriage & Online Nikah in Pakistan
24Justice.pk Lawyers in Pakistan is the most trusted provider of online legal services in Pakistan. We have handled online nikahs and court marriages for many years, and have masses of happy customers and couples all over the world. Not only are we one of the few end-to-end service providers of online nikkahs, but we also can cover Document Attestation in-house through our internal team.
Practically speaking, there are 3 ways this can be done online; Shariat only, Local Nikkah, and Overseas Nikah. The Shariat Nikah is the practice of doing everything prescribed by religion, which will be religiously acceptable but won’t be recognized by any government. Then you have the Local Nikah which will be recognized in Pakistan, and Overseas Nikkah which will come with documents ready to be used by governments and embassies worldwide.
Under Islamic law, nikah can be performed orally and such a nikkah is not invalidatedPLD 1980 Lah 791
What is a Court Marriage?
Contrary to popular belief, a court marriage does not have to be in court! in fact, nowadays it’s mostly done online. A court marriage does still refer to a marriage done in a Legal Manner, usually without the concerns of a big fancy function, that is both legally and Islamically endorsed.
The phrase “court marriage” dates back many years, before the advent of the internet when couples were looking to get married and went to court to get their marriage registered along with a statement from the girl (in front of a judge) stating that she is marrying with her free will.
What is an Online Nikah?
An online nikkah is a court marriage or nikah done online. The same protocols and steps that are followed in an actual nikah that you find in marriage, with the same officials, but done via video call (nikkah on a video call) or conference call. It is recognized by Pakistani Law and International Law when it’s done properly, for example, in the USA, UK, Europe, Australia, etc.
Many clients come to us from countries like Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar United Arab Emirates, etc. as they would require a Wali to sign and be present in the marriage. In Pakistan, there are many citations (which we have put on this page) showing that a wali is not required, as long as the woman is marrying of her free choice and will.
A Muslim woman has the exclusive right to decide with whom to marry and she cannot be compelled to disassociate her relation with her husband for the simple reason that her marriage has not been approved by her parents….Supreme court of Pakistan upheld the case holding that consent of a “wali” is not required and a sui juris muslim female can enter into a valid nikkah / nikah / marriage of her own free willPLD 2004 SC 219
Are online nikkahs legally valid?
Yes, they are; both internationally and in Pakistan. By doing the online nikkah through us, we will ensure that the marriage is registered in Pakistan. Once this marriage is registered in Pakistan, all our clients have to do is attest documents from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (which we could do as well) and the relevant Embassies, and use that document to legally register their marriage in the country where they reside.
The process we follow is vigorous to ensure that future issues are fully avoided. As an Online Legal Service Provider in Pakistan, We are the perfect matrimonial platform; We can easily prepare your Marriage registration or marriage certification online in an efficient way. All you have to do is contact us and we are happy to help.
The requirement of a Wali in an Online Nikkah
The word “wali” is Arabic for “guardian”. In many Muslim countries, the guardian of any female is considered to be her father. In Pakistan, a marriage can be legally registered without the presence of a wali.
This way, our clients can register their marriage in Pakistan. By doing so their marriage becomes legally recognized, and are issued a NADRA Marriage certificate, which they can use to register their marriage in their home country or use for relevant visa and immigration processing.
A muslim adult female can marry without the consent of her waliPLD 1997 Lah 301
The Nikah Document used for Online Nikkah
The nikahnama has 25 sections; Sections 1 to 5 cover personal details. Section 6 asks for the bride’s age (as per Pakistani law, she must be over 18 to register the marriage). Sections 7-12 deal with the witnesses of the marriage. Sections 13-17 deal with the assets, gifts, and Haq Mehr given to the bride, and its format (i.e. gold, cash, etc), and when these will be due.
In sections 18 and 19 she is given the right to give talaq, Section 20 addresses the concern of the monthly allowance that the husband gives his wife every month. Section 21 addresses the groom’s marital status, and whether he has permission from his first wife., and sections 22-25 record the witness’s presence in the marriage. If for any reason, you require a nikah nama in a hurry, we can expedite your Nikkah-nama (Nikah Document) and have the process started online for you. These come in both English and Urdu, and you can read more about the nikkahnama here.
Documents required for an Online Nikkah
The following documents are required when you are considering doing an online nikah:-
- ID Cards for both the Bride and Groom (CNIC if they are Pakistani Citizens, Passport copy if they are not a citizen of Pakistan).
- If the woman has experienced a divorce, then her divorce certificate is required.
- If there is a Prenup, we would require to legalize that in Pakistan prior to its use (in Pakistan or abroad).
- Nikahnama (In either English or Urdu) which we will provide.
- In some cases, A Special Power of Attorney on behalf of the Bride and Groom
Please note that we would require witnesses to the Nikkah / Court Marriage, we can arrange these, and the costs will be relayed to you when our specialist contacts you, depending on your personal situation, location, and circumstances.
Online nikah Process and Procedure
Court Marriages and Online Nikkahs are very straightforward and are usually done in an hour (once all the paperwork has been received). We require identity documents of both the (soon-to-be) spouses in the form of B Forms/Passport/CNIC and the CNIC’s of the witnesses in question.
- We first process the Nikkahnama with the relevant documents (as mentioned above)
- Following verification, we arrange a conference call/video call to conduct the religious ceremony
- After conducting the religious ceremony, our authorized registrars “nikkahkhuan” will then register the marriage at the union council
- Your NADRA Marriage certificate will then be issued, which you can then submit to NADRA or can get attested.
PLEASE NOTE: – A Disclaimer/Notice may be required from the spouses that they are getting married to state that they are marrying out of their own free choice and will. Some countries may require a NOC for marriage (i.e. Indonesia).
A Shariat Nikah is a nikkah that comes with no documentation and is just the religious ceremony of the nikah. Here the bride and groom are present with their witnesses, an amount of Haq Mehr, and a religious sermon (known as a dua) is read in everyone’s presence.
This has religious importance, but from a legal standpoint, has no legal value in many countries. We offer this service as well, which comes with a certificate, so please get in touch to find out more.
Cohabitating without a nikah in Pakistan
The practice of PDA and cohabitation is taboo in many Muslim countries, including Pakistan. Generally speaking, cohabitating is frowned upon by society, and many people will find an issue when looking for a place to rent if they are together but are not married.
Despite this, it is our personal and professional opinion that getting married for the sake of just living together is not advisable. Marriage is more than just a contract, it’s the forming of a unique bond with love and affection.
Constraints of Online Nikkah and Court Marriage
As per the Laws of Pakistan for getting married (CMRA 1926), The legal minimum age for a Man to get married in Pakistan is 18 years old, and for a woman, it’s 18 years old. Our Lawyers also abide by our “24Justice.pk Fixed Fee Policy” which means you do not have to worry about any unknown and hidden extra charges.
Please fill in our form below. You will receive a response in 24 Hours from our Court Marriage Specialist, who will start the process once informing you of the timeline and fees. If you do not get a response, simply call us at 0308 551 0031 (Outside of Pakistan/WhatsApp Number 0092 308 5510031)