Q: My question is what does the Sharia say when a Muslimah upload a video of herself telling her side of the story of being in a misyar marriage with a famous da’ee who took advantage of her? She did not explicit mentioned what exactly happened. She kept on saying that she has evidence on what occurred, but will not share them because the brother does not everyone to see and hear the conversation that took place between them. Many people are backbiting the brother. The sister said her purpose for making the video and uploading it on YouTube is to inform women who are interested to get marry to him that he had 4 wives before, but divorce took place a short while. She went on to say that he has his own view point regarding women, but she could not say what it is. She answered some people comments in the comment section that she asked scholars whether it is permissible for her to make this video, but she did not mentioned those scholars who said it is permissible to do this thing. The sister said that she and him made mistakes. But her other intention to upload this video is to expose dawah men would do behind the scenes like mistreating women since they are in a high position.
A: All forms of photography are totally haraam and to view them is impermissible. Misyar marriages are totally against the sunnat way of marriages, and we are commanded to refrain from the ways of Christians and Jews, and they are the forerunners of these types of relations.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)