The United Arab Emirates has introduced an online marriage service to help people get married meanwhile maintaining social distancing.
The UAE has ordered people to main social distancing, and has implemented several lockdown measures amid coronavirus pandemic.
According to the justice ministry, citizens and residents can select a date for their online marriage ceremonies. Couples can get married online through a video link with a cleric after their paperwork is submitted and approved online.
According to the procedure, a marriage certificate is relayed to a specialized court for making it valid. After that, a cleric will confirm the identity of the couple and witnesses.
After the entire process, the couple will get confirmation text message about the validation of their marriage certificate.
The USE media reported that the initiative has been taken “to maintain the health of the public and that of people working in courts and to limit the presence of employees,”
“The service includes a remote marriage contract, where the authority can communication with the couple and the guardian at one time, and the finalisation of the marriage contract without the need for all parties to take place, in order to avoid contact and ensure social distancing by all concerned members,” said the ministry
Note that Dubai has earlier suspended marriage and divorces until further notice to avoid large gatherings.
The Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance announced that the decision of suspension of prayers at Mosques would not be changed, Taraweeh prayers in Ramadan will be performed only at homes.