There is a sister from Tunis, her husband was martyred in Sham and then she returned to Tunis. She has five small children and she has found there a truthful brother from Sham to marry her but he is not able to come to Tunis and so he wants to have the Islamic marriage contract through skype. I am the husband of her sister and they want to to be a witness on the marriage contract and he wants her to join him in the land of Sham. Whats the ruling on this marriage contract, barakallah feek.
In the Name of Allah the Benificent the Merciful,
Dear brother, we advise the brothers all with what Shaykh Maqdisi advised the Mujahideen and Muhajireen in Sham and that is to not bring the women to the land of Sham and that is to avoid exposing them to what will happen if they become prisioners and fall into the hands of the enemies of Allah.And the Shaykh wrote a letter on this and if you return to it you will find much good.
As for the marriage contract, if it includes all the pillars and conditions of a contract, even if it is done through means of modern communications then it is a valid contract.
Shaykh Sami Al-Ureidi
Shariah Commitee, Minbar Tawheed and Jihad