Getting married over skype

Q: I wanted to know my friend is marrying this girl come and he his doing everything. He will give her meher, he will get two witnesses and she’s accepting him and her parents won’t mind him marrying her. They like him. Only thing is they both are 16 and they want to get married now she’s a Muslim a practising one and the boys parents do not want him to marry her so they getting married in secret but they doing it over Skype. Will the marriage be accepetable if they do it over Skype the boy will have two witnesses and he will give her the meher and she will ask her mum if she can marry him later on and if her mum says yes then they going to get married by this week. My question is will it be accepted if they do it over Skype and secondly can anyone be there as witness?


A: We do not encourage these types of nikaahs. We feel that the elders of the family must be involved.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)