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We didn’t sign any papers is this a Valid nikkah?

Q:

So I got a nikkah where my father was the walee and he read the nikkah with one witness from the grooms side and from my side my stepmom we didn’t sign any papers is this a proper nikkah?… I was 18 and he was 21 I’m not sure but his witness was around 15-16 years of age

A:

Waalykum salam 

 
Thank you for your Question. 
 
Your Nikkah is in place because it is the ‘Sighah’ which is important. The paper work is just a formal thing for the law or state to recognize you as men and wife. So your Nikah is in place 
 
Hope this helps. 

Naajiya Jaffery