I am asking you a question about nikah. If a girl`s wakeel perform her nikah in the presence of one witness, will that nikah be valid and correct in the light of Islam, I mean there are 3 persons in same sitting, girl`s wakeel, groom and one witness?
Yes the Nikah would be considered valid because a Wakeel or guardian can also be a witness to Nikah. The bride and groom can not be considered valid witnesses. So if there are two Muslim men or one Muslim man and two Muslim women present besides bride and groom during the ceremony of Nikah then the Nikah would stand valid in Shariah.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America