Video recording no evidence of nikah: Deoband

Muzaffarnagar: Two days after ruling that divorce given in an inebriated condition is valid, Islamic seminary Darul-Uloom Deoband on Saturday said videography of 'nikah' cannot be produced as an evidence of the marriage and would be considered illegal under the Sharia law.

In a fatwa (edict) issued in reply to a query from a Pakistani national whether video-recording of a 'nikah' can be used as a legal evidence to prove the marriage, the Islamic seminary ruled against it, saying minimum two witnesses are mandatory during the ceremony.

Darul-Uloom Deoband had earlier issued fatwa against video-recording and photography during 'nikah' and declared them against the Sharia law.