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Can I marry my girlfriend online?

Both she and I are Muslim, but she is in Dubai and I am in India, can we marry online?
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Question:

Hello Mr Osama,

I am from India and so is my girlfriend. She lives in Dubai. We both are Muslim and want to get married. Can we get married online? She is there and I here in India? Please guide me. Am in a hurry as her father is forcing her to get married to some other guy. Help, please.

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Lawyer Osama Sohail says:

Thanks for your mail. We have gone through details.
We can have an appointment booked online. However, on the appointed day physical presence is mandatory.
As you [restrict]both are Muslim, the registration of marriage is desirable but not mandatory per se.

You can have your marriage solemnised in India. They are two options available to you.

1. You can get Nikahnama duly translated into English. Then it can be attested by concerned SDM.
2. You can have your marriage registered under a provision of Special Marriage Act. Presence of both parties would be mandatory before concerned marriage officer.

Trust this will clarify your query,
Osama
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