Performing a Secret nikaah and thereafter reperforming the nikaah

Q: My problem is that one of my friends has done a court marriage and he did not tell their parents. After that they tried to convince their parents for their marriage and then the parents agreed and once again they have done nikaah. So my question is that is it ok for them or is there any obligation for making nikaah twice as bride and groom is same.

A: The nikaah is valid.

And Allah Ta`ala knows best


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)