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Making nikaah on skype

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Is it valid if I do nikaah on Skype in the presence of witnesses and a Maulana and at the same time I send a scanned copy of the nikaah document with my signature on it to her and she signs it too. Will it be valid? Please help me with this.

Bismillaah

A: It is a precondition for the validity of the nikaah that the bridegroom, bride (or representative of the bride), and the witnesses be in the same gathering. Since this condition is not found, the nikaah will not be valid.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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