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We know that if a man intends to marry a girl he is allowed to see her -however scholars may differ in their interpretation on what he may see of her- based on the hadith:

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said: When one of you asked a woman in marriage, if he is able to look at what will induce him to marry her, he should do so. He (Jabir) said: I asked a girl in marriage, I used to look at her secretly, until I looked at what induced me to marry her. I, therefore, married her. (Sunan abi Dawod)

So what is the case for a blind man:

  • As he is not able to see and blind people usually use their hands to get a picture of things, what is he allowed to do or what should he do to get induced to marry her? Especially as touching does not sound like a shari'a conform option?
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Its permitted for the man to send someone else to see her on his behalf and then describe her to him, a blind man can take this option. This intermediary is either a woman relative of him or a mahram relative of woman.

  • With some references and an explanation why touching in this case is no option this answer would be more helpful! – Medi1Saif Dec 15 '18 at 8:56

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