How Do Muslims Get Married?

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Do they get married in Mosques?

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The institution of marriage is highly valued and encouraged in Islam. Muslim marriage is a contract between a man and a woman who are both of marriageable age and sound mind. The contract is witnessed by two adult Muslim men as witnesses and is registered with the local authorities.

The wedding ceremony typically begins with the recitation of the Quran and the signing of the marriage contract. After the ceremony, there is a Walima (celebration) with family and friends.

Here are some of the safety guidelines that are followed in a Muslim marriage:

The bride and groom must both be of marriageable age and sound mind.

The bride and groom must both consent to the marriage.

The groom must provide the bride with a mahr, which is a wedding gift.

The marriage must be witnessed by two adult male Muslim witnesses.

The marriage must be registered with the local authorities.

The marriage celebration should be respectful of both families and the community.

Muslim marriage is a sacred union between two people who love and respect each other. It is a lifelong commitment to building a family and a home together. The importance of marriage can be understood by the following Hadith of Allah’s messenger: 

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever Allah provides with a righteous wife, Allah has assisted him in half of his religion. Let him fear Allah regarding the second half.”

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 992

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Suyuti

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