Sunday, December 6, 2009

Akad Nikah

Akad nikah is series ijab said by wali nikah and kabul said by bride-groom or his representative, and seen by 2 witnesses. Ijab is a wali’s statement of place bride on bride-groom’s hand to marry. Kabul is bride-groom’s statement of acceptance of marriage (ijab answer).

Compilation of Islamic Law regulates akad nikah in article 27-29.
Ijab and kabul between wali and bride-groom must clear, in a row and no interval. Wali nikah can commit akad nikah by himself, and can representative to somebody too. The representative usually is Registerer Official of Nikah (Pegawai Pencatat Nikah) from Religious Affairs Office (Kantor Urusan Agama, KUA).

The bride-groom personally rightful say kabul. But in certain matters, kabul statement can done by a representative, with stipulation the bride-groom give letter of authorization that acceptance of akad nikah by representative is for bride-groom. And the bride or wali nikah is not agree about representative, so that akad nikah may not comitted.

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