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marriage through text message on group chat

Last updated: 7th November 2020
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Assalamu Alaikum Shayekh, I married a man in witness of some of my friends, through text message on a group message which means a chatroom virtually. We did this only for fun. but now I've realised that was a bad thing. I am continuously repenting for my all past. And I want to be a Muhsin slave of Allah SWT. My question is that, Was our marriage through text message on chatroom valid? If it is valid, What should we do now? I don't want him as my husband. I feel depressed for my sins.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامداومصليا

It is necessary that the contract of Nikah takes place in the same Majlis (gathering) with two parties wherein two witnesses are present and they listen to the Offer and Acceptance.

Therefore, with regards to the above scenario your Nikah has not even taken place as there was no offer and acceptance as two witnesses had not listened to this being present in the same gathering.

وينعقد متلبسا بايجاب من أحدهما وقبول من الأخر وضعا للمضي الخ وفيه أيضا وشرط حضور شاهدين حرين مكلفين سامعين قولهما معا علي الأصح ملخصا
(رد المحتار, 3\9-12,سعيد)

And Allah knows best

10 Shaban 1442/ 24 March 2021

Answer last updated on:
24th March 2021
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London