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Question: can my stepfather be my wakeel at my nokkah
Answer:
 The function of a Wakeel in marriage is to represent a woman in marriage to give her hand on her behalf. If your father is alive, he should be the one to act as a guardian or wali and as such your stepfather cannot be a Wakeel unless your dad delegates the responsibility to him. If your father is not alive or absent then your next blood relation such as your brother or uncle (paternal or maternal) should act as your Wali; he may also delegate the responsibility to your step-father. 
 
If none of the immediate blood relations is willing to shoulder the responsibility of guardianship, then you may choose your stepfather to represent you and give your hand in marriage on your behalf.

 

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