Webcam or sending pictures before marriage in order to see her


Questioner: O Noble Shaykh, if I want to marry a woman can I look at her through webcam, or can she send me a picture so I can see her? Because travelling to her area is far.

Shaykh Zayd Al Madhkalee: These are from the newly invented matters. Sending pictures of women, this is a method which is not correct. And the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم allowed the person who desires to propose to a woman, he permitted him, if he is able to see from her that which will incite him to marry her, he can do so. Thus the look; is a natural look in plain sight, whether it is with the permission of her guardian or he sees her walking in the street. She is walking so he sees her face or that which will entice him to marry her, such as her stature or the like. Or he requests to see her through her guardian without being alone with her. There is no problem with this.

As for exchanging pictures, then this is not permissible. Because this picture may be requested from someone who does not want to marry this woman; and the people may circulate it. So it will be as though it is merchandise displayed in the market place. This is not correct. This is from innovation.


Shaykh Zayd Al Madhkalee (hafidhahullaah)|Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee (

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
This entry was posted in Brother's Section, Innovations|Bid'ah, Shaykh Zayd al-Madkhalee, Sisters Section. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s