Malaysia’s first virtual wedding streamed live

The virtual ceremony saw the groom – Muhammad Don Haadi Don Putra and his bride Nahdatul Aishah Mohd Sharif solemnised by the bride’s father, Mohd Sharif Khamis in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur at 10am today.

The ceremony was officiated by the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) at the bride’s house today as Malaysia enters its 32nd day of a movement control order (MCO) that was enforced due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

virtual_wedding_Ceremony_180420bMalaysia saw its first virtual wedding (akad nikah) when Al-Hijrah Online streamed the ceremony live over its Facebook page today (photo from Datuk Zulkifli’s Twitter)

Malaysia’s Religious Affairs Minister, Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri and Jawi’s director Mohd Ajib Ismail witnessed the ceremony.

Jawi had earlier on April 17 in its ruling, allowed couples to obtain Jawi’s Marriage Permit to conduct marriage video conference based on the set guidelines.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) is also among the Muslim countries that have conducted virtual weddings following the outbreak of Covid-19.

Al-Hijrah Online is owned by TV Al-Hijrah, a government owned free-to-air Islamic television channel operated by Al-Hijrah Media Corporation, a company under the Islamic Development Department which is under the purview of Malaysia’s Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.

Copyright by HalaalQuest 2020

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