Nikaah on the telephone

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I want ask about doing Nikaah distantly, like on telephone or video conferencing. Is it accepted in Islam?


A: If someone on either end is appointed as the representative of the bride or the bridegroom and the nikaah is then performed in the presence of two muslim adult sane male witnesses then the nikaah will be valid.

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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