Originally posted by ELM View Post
Assalamu Alaykum. When I learned that the Wali has to be a muslim man at first I was overjoyed that it wouldn't be my father, who has not shown interest in my life beyond an occasional question or heated debate, but now I'm nervous, I want a Wali that I know (or at least I know his wife, daughter, any female kinsfolk, etc.) and has the time to get to know the type of man I need and will put effort into finding me a good match. Luckily I am no where near ready to marry, I haven't even decided what Sunni Madhhab I'm going to be yet, or how to juggle my western identity and my newfound Islamic faith, I just want to know if there is any rule against me finding (and maybe even hiring for money) a wali when I am ready to take the big leap.
Wa-alaikum Salaam

Give it zero thought for now.