Boy and girl considering each other as husband and wife without proposal and acceptance

Q: If a girl and boy considers each other as husband and wife without proposal and acceptance, will their nikaah be valid or not? I saw in one tv program, there was female advocate who said that it was the opinion of Imam Abu Hanifa that if a man points to a woman in a gathering in front of many people and says that she is my wife and she remains silent, it means that their nikaah is valid. So what is the correct opinion? Will the nikaah be valid or not if any one does like this? 

A: This is not the view of Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah). You should make taubah for watching TV. The knowledge of Deen cannot be acquired from unreliable and unauthentic sources. Appearing on TV is an open sin through which a person becomes a faajir (flagrant sinner). Added to this sin is the sin of the woman not wearing a veil before non mahram males. How can you acquire your Deeni knowledge from such people?

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)