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.
- 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.