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Before marriage seeing bride pic & talking with her is permitted in shariah?

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See meet before marriage

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


 

Not only is it permissible, but the guidance of Messenger of Allah (saws) absolutely encourages the believers to see, and even meet and talk with one whom they wish to marry, provided the girl is accompanied by at least one of her mehram male relatives (father, uncle, brother, etc.)

 

Jaber related that the Prophet (saws) said: When one of you seeks a woman in marriage let him look at whom he wishes to marry.
Related by Abu Dawood

Mughirah ibn Shu'bah narrated: I sought a woman in marriage. The Messenger of Allah (saws) asked me :Have you seen her? I said : No. He (saws) then said: Then look at her, because it is more proper that love should be cemented between you.
Related by Ahmed, Ibn Majah, Nasai, and Trimidhi.

 

Dear and beloved brother in Islam, the Messenger of Allah (saws) encouraged the believers who wish to marry to see, and even meet and talk if they wish to do so with the girl they are contemplating marriage, provided the girl is accompanied by her mehram male relative like her father, or her uncle, or her adult brother, etc. There is absolutely no harm in such interaction, provided both parties fear Allah and they sincerely intend to marry each other.

 

But both parties should fear Allah and absolutely abstain from meeting or talking alone without the presence of the girls mehram amongst them, for that leaves the door wide open for the Shaytaan to play his mischief.

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3118 Narrated by Umar ibn al-Khattab

The Prophet (saws) said, "Whenever a man is alone with a (non-mehram) woman, the Shaytaan makes the third."

 

If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 


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