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Advice almaghrib Q&A Yasir Qadhi

Q&A: Can I See Her/His Picture?

Bismillah.

Question:

Is it permissible for someone to show a photograph of a girl (with proper hijab) or a boy to a family for the purpose of marriage? Or is it preferrable to meet up personally?

Answer:

This issue is intrinsically related to one’s position on photographs (which I’ve already elaborated on in a previous post).

In any case, in my humble opinion it is a very wise move to show a prospective suitor a photo of a girl he is interested in (and vice versa). There is no doubt that looks play a major role in deciding one’s life partner, therefore instead of a prospective couple meeting up and then one of them not liking the way the other looks (which will cause much embarrassment and hurt feelings) it is wiser to show a picture first. If the person wishes to proceed, fine, and if not, then not much damage has been done.

At this stage, I think it is wiser that a sister be wearing hijab in the photo, but as I elaborated in a previous post, it is allowed for her to be w/o hijab in front of prospective suitors.

And Allah knows best…

Yasir.

Source – AlMaghrib Forums

This is a very relevant issue to many brothers and sisters who are trying to get married. So in sha Allah, I hope this answer will help.

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The Status of the Sunnah and the Preservation of Hadith

Excellent lecture by Sh. Yasir Qadhi, defining the sunnah, what does the sunnah mean to different scholars, its place in the Shariah, its relation to the Quran and the preservation of the ahadith.

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