Using one's stepfathers name in the nikaah certificate

Q: I am getting married in July. My mother has done 2 marriages. She is separated and divorced from her first husband long time ago. I was born from her 2nd husband. Not keeping any difference, she and my real biological father kept the name of her first husband as my fathers name.

All my life, my education, identity card everything is made on his name. In my nikaah, my wali agreed to be there but in the nikaah nama (cerficate) the name of my stepfather would come and not my real father. Would my nikaah be valid?

A: As long as your right name was mentioned at the time of the nikaah it will be valid. The nikaah nama does not invalidate the correct verbal nikaah.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)