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Speaking when going to see a girl for marriage

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Q: Is it permissible to speak to the girl and for her to speak to me when seeing her for the first time to make nikah?


A: It is permissible to see the girl, however there is no need to speak.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن جابر بن عبد الله قال قال رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم-  إذا خطب أحدكم المرأة فإن استطاع أن ينظر إلى ما يدعوه إلى نكاحها فليفعل (أبو داود #2085)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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.

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