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Question ID: 919 Category: Business Dealings
Knowledge Question on Marriage and Divorce in Drama and Films

What is opinion of scholars about the matter that sometimes in drama and film a man and woman (who are not married) are married, even if they are doing drama, but the sitting is one and adults are present. So does the marriage happens in this case? Similarly if they are husband and wife will the divorce happen in Drama? If it will not happen what is the reason as in prophetic narrations it is clearly mentioned that marriage and divorce will occur even if they are non-serious in doing this. Secondly, if it really occurs then what is the suggestion for producers to avoid this? Also if there is any thesis or write-up on this topic please mention that.
May Allah swt bless you.

الجواب وبالله التوفيق

As per the ahadithof Rasulullah Sallallaho Alyhi Wasallam, divorce and Nikah are from amongst those things which take effect in both seriousness or in joking. Therefore if the details you have mentioned are performed during dramas etc. and the requirements for either divorce or Nikah are met then they do take effect. One should be very cautious about their actions.

عن ابی ھریرۃ قال قال رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم ثلاث جدھن جد وھزلھن جد النکاح والطلاق والرجعۃ (ترمذی شریف ، 1184

واللہ اعلم بالصواب