Taking permission from one’s father over the phone to get married

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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.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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