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Marriage: minimum info requirement of spouse

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Salam alikum

What is the minimum information that a man is Islamically required to know regarding a woman to get married to her?

Of course, it is completely permissible for a man to marry a woman whom he has never even met once. In fact, a man is not even required to see a woman or have spoken to her or know her name or age before getting married to her. 

If a man says that he wishes to marry another man's sister, and he knows nothing about her other than that she is that man's sister, if the woman agrees, would the nikah be valid? Yes, but if the other man has many sisters, then what is the minimum information that the person would need to know for the nikah to be valid....for example, if he says that I wish to marry the eldest sister or the second eldest or the youngest, is that information enough for the nikah to be valid if he knows nothing else other than this ? 

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48 minutes ago, Anonymous-Male said:

For example, if he says that I wish to marry the eldest sister or the second eldest or the youngest, is that information enough for the nikah to be valid if he knows nothing else other than this ? 

Yes. The spouse has to be identified and differentiated whether through name, a quality she has (in your example the quality of "elder" is sufficient), or by physically pointing her out.

Wasalam

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11 hours ago, Anonymous-Male said:

Of course, it is completely permissible for a man to marry a woman whom he has never even met once. In fact, a man is not even required to see a woman or have spoken to her or know her name or age before getting married to her. 

That still happens these days?? :shock:

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Although it is sufficient to identify and differentiate the individual without the name, there is -Istihbaab Wujoobi- (highly recommended) to mention the name for clarity and to avoid confusion etc. 

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