Q: My father and my mother has been divorced and I live with my mother. My father lives far from us and does not want to have any contact with me. I want to be in contact with him but he does not want to. I am getting married soon so can I just take permission from him over the phone or is his presence necessary at the time of nikkah?
A: Taking his permission over the phone is sufficient.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)