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Will translating “I am marrying you” result in marriage

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: There are some websites and apps on the internet which help us learn foreign languages. Now on these sites we have to translate from one language to another. If they ask me to translate a sentence, I translate it and the translation is “I am marrying you”. When I send the translation, if they read it with two witnesses and accepts it, does it make a marriage?

Bismillaah

A: No.

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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