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?
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.