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Looking at the photo of the proposed spouse

Assalamualaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Respected Ulama e Kiram, is it permissible to share a photo (maybe digital) of the boy/girl as an alternative to actually looking at the person, for the sake of carrying forward the marriage process?

Jazakumullahu khaira


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

If it is possible to actually see the girl for consideration in marriage, it is not permissible for the girl to take out any type of picture to show the boy. [1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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