My father concluded my marriage contract by delegation as I was absent. The wife is an Arab muslim girl
whom I defined by name. She, her parents, and brother were present and her father acted as her Waliy (a legally accountable person acting for a woman regarding marriage). The marriage contract was signed in the Islamic center in the city of
As I was not present, is this contract valid or do I have to conclude a new one? Please send me a written answer!
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If the reality is as you mentioned, the marriage contract is valid. The fact that you were not present has nothing to do with it being invalid as long as you delegated your father to act on your behalf. As such, you do not have to conclude a new contract. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.