Validity of nikaah if spouses don't perform salaah

Q: If a man and woman love each other but don't engage in haraam, both are Muslim, believe in Allah Ta'ala, the prophets, Quraan as Allah's book etc. but don't pray BUT know it is obligatory, will their nikaah be valid? Will their nikaah be void?

As I have heard that such couples nikaah is not valid if they don't pray before marriage, don't pray up until marriage and after marriage.

A: The validity of the nikaah is not subject to them performing salaah. Hence, if they get married, their nikaah will be valid. However, what good is there in living when a person does not perform salaah?

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)