Mohamed Hadid If Cody Wants to Marry Gigi He's Gotta Ask Me First

5/2/2015 7:42 AM PDT

Mohamed Hadid has one foot in the present and the other in the traditions of the past ...because he's cool if his daughter Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson want to tie the knot, but not before Cody kisses the paternal ring.

We got Mohamed at Il Pastaio in Bev Hills Friday when our photog went back for seconds ... as in a second round of questioning.  

It's undeniable Gigi's one of the hottest girls out there, but it seems Mohamed thinks Cody meets the test ... with, of course, strings attached.