What Is a Wali?

A Wali is a person responsible for the bride’s life before she is married. The duty of the Wali is to ensure that the proposed groom is a reliable and trustworthy person that will continue to carry his role and responsibility to the bride once they are married.

Key Points

  • A Wali can be the bride’s birth father, her paternal grandfather, brother, paternal uncle, or any other male relative from her family.
  • The Wali must consent to the marriage and accompany the bride when she makes her registration at the Registry.
  • This role is considered to be of great importance.
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