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Can i video call my family?

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Assalamu alaykum.

Respected Mufti Saheb.

I am messaging to enquire if video calling (such as the whatsapp video call) is haraam? I am married in Durban but i am from Johannesburg. Would video calling my parents or my husband whilst i am on holiday by my parents be considered haraam?


Jazakallah khair 


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

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

There are differences of opinions amongst contemporary Ulama on the permissibility and non-permissibility of video calling. The Darul Iftaa advises to adopt Taqwa and holds the latter view.

You may view the following links on the issue:



And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Abdullah Syed Sajid

Student Darul Iftaa
Houston, TX, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


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