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is verbal nikah acceptable


Is verbal nikah acceptable without paperwork? What is required at the nikah for it to be legitimate at the least? Can verbal nikah be acceptable to Allah even if it’s without witnesses ??

Salaam Alaykum,
Nikah in Ja’fari fiqh does not require witnesses or paperwork. As long as there is an agreement between the two and the nikah formula is recited in Arabic at an agree mahr, the nikah is in order.
With best regards
Abbas Jaffer