Q: Can one perform Nikah telephonically, or via any other form of social media i.e skype, telephone, video chat, or video call? Is this permissible?
A: The simple way of nikaah is that if for some reason the girl is not in the same place then after obtaining her permission, the boy may get the nikaah done in the presence of at least two adult male muslims.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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.