an Islamic ceremony which binds two people in a contract of marriage. It is
done in writing and verbally with the mutual consent of bride and groom in the
presence of witnesses. Nikkah holds significant importance in Islam which
states that without Nikkah ones deen is not complete.
In the past before the time of internet and telephones, physical presence of both the groom and bride was required but under some circumstances online presence can be accepted which full fills the need of physical presence.
How it’s done?
Online Nikkah is can called a proxy marriage where both bride and groom are present virtually, it canon phone call or on video call. This is only possible when witnesses and a Nikkah registrar (also known as Nikkah Khawan) is present on both sides.
As Nikkah is an Islamic marriage contract therefore it should fulfill all the requirements defined in the Sharia law which are following:
It is only possible if a man is groom and a women is bride.
Both Groom and Bride should be Na-Mehram as mentioned in the Sharia law.
Groom and Bride should be adults.
Nikkah must be consensual meaning both Bride and groom should not be force.
Nikkah is only valid if they are two witnesses present at the moment.
The amount of Haq-e-Mehr should be agreed upon by the both sides.
CNIC or passport of both bride, groom and witnesses as proof of identity.
Passport size photographs.
Permission letter is required if groom is marrying for the second time.
Divorce certificate is required for bride’s second marriage.
Both parties are required to email their data to lawyer appointed online along with the copies CNIC/Passport.
The lawyer then decides a convenient date and time on which both parties can appear online via video call.
On the decided date and in the presence of both parties, the Nikkah khawan recites Khutba-e- Nikkah and make sure that Ejab-e-Qabool is recited by bride and groom in presence of witnesses.
The Lawyer then seals the document with his seal and procedure is considered completed.