Category: Marriage & Divorce
Fatwa#: 30233
Asked Country: Pakistan

Answered Date: Oct 22,2018

Title: How to ask a female`s hand in marriage.

Question

Can a muslim male propose(ask for nikah) a muslim female directly through email or mobile sms without any other person involved???

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

Marriage is a sacred institution. Marriage from the initial request to the actual marriage should be carried out with dignity and honour.

It is permissible for a muslim male to make a request of marriage to a muslim female through email or mobile sms. It may be more dignified to make a marriage request through a trusted person.[1]

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[1]

مختصر القدوري (ص: 145)

النكاح ينعقد بالإيجاب والقبول بلفظين يعبر بهما عن الماضي أو يعبر بأحدهما عن الماضي وبالآخر عن المستقبل مثل أن يقول: زوجتي فيقول زوجتك

 

بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع (2/ 229)

وَأَمَّا رُكْنُ النِّكَاحِ فَهُوَ الْإِيجَابُ وَالْقَبُولُ.

 

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