Marriage

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Question:

Assalamalaikum,

I’m Muhammad Suhail with a question that is marriage/nikah valid if it is done on Skype in the presence of witnesses and Qari and then I send her scanned copy of nikahnama (nikah document) with signatures of mine and witnesses so that she can do signature on same ?

Jazakallah  

 

Answer:

No. Nikah over skype, telephone or any video conference arrangement will not take place. It is necessary that both the contracting parties and the witnesses be physically present at the location/place of the nikah, in order for the nikah to be valid. As an alternative, you may consider nikah by proxy.

(Contemporary Fatawa, pg 132)

(Aap ke Masaail, vol 5, pg 40)

 

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